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Islam's Future Belongs to Muslims

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Submitted by Irfan Khawaja (United States), Aug 13, 2002 at 12:33

I don't understand the idea that non-Muslims must "pitch in" to modernize Islam.

Modernizing Islam is the problem, responsibility, and prerogative of Muslims, not non-Muslims.

Non-Muslims can certainly judge the efficacy of Muslims' efforts, but I don't see how it's their place to "pitch in" on their behalf. For one thing, I doubt Muslims would be open to the "help" (any more than Catholics want outside
help in dealing with their recent problems).

For another thing, I don't see why non-Muslims should have to be burdened with providing it.
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