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Islam cannot be reformed

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Submitted by Iranian127 (Sweden), Jan 25, 2014 at 19:54

.... Wanting such an ideology to simply be reformed so all that be forgotten is an insult to all the victims of Islam and Muslims.

I see you brought up Rumi in this article. Jallaledin Rumi Balkhi was a Persian Sufi. Sufism is a version of Persian culture, it is not Islam. Rumi himself was a Muslim before his encounters and meetings with Shams e Tabrizi. Which was another Persian who completely changed Rumi for the better. After his meetings with Tabrizi Rumi changed all his poems from nonsense about Muhammed to love and understanding, and even opposed Islamic views in his writings.

"I am neither Christian nor Jew, neither Magian nor Muslim,
I am not from east or west, not from land or sea,
not from the shafts of nature nor from the spheres of the firmament,
not of the earth, not of water, not of air, not of fire.
I am not from the highest heaven, not from this world."
-Jalâl ad-Dîn Rumî


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