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Sufis - Mystical doesn't mean Tolerant as We Know It

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Submitted by JT (United States), Jun 28, 2009 at 22:30

1. Muslim ruler shall not allow fresh constructions of Hindu temples and shrines for image worship.
2. No repairs shall be executed to the existing Hindu temples and shrines.
3. They shall not proffer Muslim names,
4. They shall not ride a harnessed horse.
5. They shall not go about with arms.
6. They shall not wear rings with diamonds.
7. They shall not deal in nor eat bacon.
8. They shall not exhibit idolatrous images.
9. They shall not build houses in the neighborhood of Muslims.
10. They shall not dispose of their dead in the neighborhood of Muslim Maqbaras nor weep nor wail loudly over their dead.
11. They shall not deal in nor buy Muslim slaves.
12. No Muslim traveller shall be refused lodgement in these temples and shrines where he shall be treated as a guest for three days by non-Muslims.
13. No non-Muslims shall act as a spy in the Muslim state.
14. No difficulty shall be offered to those non-Muslims who of their own choice show their readiness for Islam.
15. Non-Muslims shall honor Muslims and shall leave their assembly whenever the Muslims enter the premises.
16. The dress code of non-Muslims shall be different from that of Muslims to distinguish them.

By tolerant Islamic Sufi spiritual leader Mir Sayyid Ali Hamadani's in his book Zakhiratulmaluk. http://www.factusa.org/totalexhibit/board06.htm

Mystical does not mean religiously tolerant as we understand it. Non-Muslims still are treated as second class, dhimmis. That is if they get to be dhimmis at all. Only the Hanafi school (one out of four schools of Islamic thought) allows people other than Jews and Christians to be dhimmis as well. Otherwise it is conversion, death or enslavement for religions not granted dhimmitude and thus not tolerated by the Islamic state.


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