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Hereditary Islam

Reader comment on item: Barack Obama's Muslim Childhood

Submitted by K.H. Ahmed (United States), Aug 23, 2008 at 09:29

Mr. Pipes,

Kindly quote surah that states Islam is hereditary - this would really help my edification. Hadith not acceptable but if you can dig one up would like to see that too.



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Daniel Pipes replies:

It is universally held that the child of a Muslim father is a Muslim. Here is one recent ruling on the matter: "Child Custody: Father or Non-Muslim Mother?"

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