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Start the reform with Quran verse 256 (there is no compulsion in religion)

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Submitted by Laz Kemal (United States), Oct 4, 2013 at 00:48

Of course, you'll never hear the Islamists cite this most important verse in the Quran. Yet the primitive minds not only implement all the anti women ones i.e. 4:34 but also the negative hadiths that many came up with for centuries after the death of Hz.Muhammed. The rest is archaic, tribal, regional traditions and mentality.

Now back to hijab or the Islamic headscarf. There is no headscarf or burqa in the Quran, which only states that women cover their bosom/chest.

God is supremely smart to know that if wanted women to be totally covered or even the head covered God would have specified it in the Quran, especially for the backward masses and tribes that God was sending the message to.

Most interestingly even the Arabs show they can be "reformers" when they choose to. Quran verse 22:27 clearly states "go to Hajj (pilgrimage) on foot or on lean camel." The Quran doesn't say walk when you get off the plane, train, bus etc. Yet the airport by Mecca even has a huge Hajj terminal built especially for pilgrims.

Like I said before, instead of his endless religious lectures to the Turkish nation, Erdogan should prove how pious he is by walking to Mecca! Which should be easy and close from his mansion in Istanbul.


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