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Dueling Fatwas -reply to kman - Re your repy about CAIR

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Submitted by Fazal Habib Curmally (Pakistan), Oct 16, 2010 at 01:14

Greetings Kman,

Like you are a born again Christian, I am a born again Muslim.You have as per your reply great understanding knowledge and insights. which is great. What pleases me no end is the fact you believe in God and very deeply.This is a rare commodity.

As a Muslim, it is incumbent that I believe in all the Prophets of Judaism and Christianity ( may peace be upon them). That I cannot speak one disparaging word about these Prophets (may peace be upon them) and as a Muslim I don't practice taqiyya.

I believe knowledge is a gift from the Almighty. That knowledge should never be used to hurt or destroy. So knowledge carries boundaries to this extent only. Knowledge has to be used to the benefit of mankind. That you must give the benefit of your knowledge freely and for the asking to mankind. Most of all knowledge teaches me how little I know and this aspect of knowledge teaches me humility. I cannot walk with a step that shakes the earth. There are graveyards full of people who did that or people who thought so highly of themselves.

All i have asked from those who have written to me was for some respect and regard for my beliefs of the Divine. No more and No less. We have subsequently gone round in circles and instead of discussing Dueling Fatwas, we degenerated the exchange to anything but that. As I see it it shows the desire to stand firm as if you are under siege by an unknown something called Islam. As a Muslim, I have no wish to preach to you or try to tell you good from evil. I don't want to convert you to Islam.

I learned in my bout of atheism that there are more avenues of knowledge than our five senses. Take for example, humour. No one has seen humour but know of it or are aware of it from the effect of humour on people. The same goes for hunger, starvation, love awe and many other things that are a part of a human beings experiences and become an armoury that goes to make knowledge.

As a person, I hate the idea of belonging to groups or societies or clubs and have over the years withdrawn whatever memberships I had because I found them to be too closed and suffocating and became a firm believer in the saying A camel is a horse assembled by a committee.

All I have asked for is respect for my religion and my prophet. But it seems that too is very difficult nowadays when we see everything through a political point of view. I wish you well and my God bless you.

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