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I'd love that someone could demonstrate that Islam can be reformed

Reader comment on item: Can Islam Be Reformed?
in response to reader comment: تجديد الخطاب الديني وتخاريف البخاري or renewal of the Islamic sources (external to the Qur'an) and al-Bukhari's drivel

Submitted by A very concerned reader (Australia), May 19, 2021 at 00:55

Excellent post here, Dhimmi No More. I was very glad to see that it was listed as an outstanding comment. Finally!

You stated something crucial: Without the hadiths, Muslims are clueless about how to practice their religion. And how did al-Bukhari gather all that info in the hadiths? Moreover, what is beyond those gathered nonsense and bizarre rules in the hadiths? Because one man had Obsessive Compulsion Disorder among others, the whole humanity should follow him? Reading the hadiths is heartbreaking. They aspire to follow every hadith because that's the right thing to do. Full stop. If I have to think of with which foot I am entering into the toilet, and the list goes on, I think I would commit suicide by day one of following this lifestyle guide, as they like to call it.

I know that Dr Pipes is positive about a new reinterpretation of the Qur'an and Islam per se. It is the endless debate that today is again on-trend.

Yes, some brave ex-Muslims denounced and tried to open new paths. So what? Many of them are persecuted. Others have already been killed. Little changes have been observed over time. I agree. But I think that the change we all expect is unlikely to happen. The core and the message of the Qur'an are still the same. How can this crucial change come? Because I cannot get how, since the most sensitive topics that make Islam the most insensitive religion keep on happening in today's world daily, whether they are in Islamic countries or not. Islam is violent and disrespectful towards women and disregards their rights. It is violent towards kuffars and, in short, everyone who doesn't agree with them on Islam as the one and true religion. We cannot see many facts that happen on a daily basis, but they do happen.

There was a time I was positive. Even more, there was a time when I believed I could even embrace this religion for the sake of love. Then, I learnt that love could never be found in Islam nor in marrying a Muslim because my position in life would have been the one held by a slave for him in every sense. In the name of Allah, of course. Even in my own country! So I ran and, unfortunately for me, I had to hide.

No. It's not an isolated fact. Many women have already checked by themselves this fact. Muslims and non-Muslims. The former cannot even mention it, and just a few brave ones do it, so we know. No. I'm sad to say that I'm not positive. But I'd love to change my mind if they could demonstrate to me otherwise. As long as they don't erase and abolish all the ayahs that we have widely debated here regarding polygamy, inheritance, fighting kuffars, jihad -what the heck if they keep fighting for spreading their religion-, the fear of hell for all non-Muslims, the ridiculous idea of Jannah, the legitimacy of honour killing and the right to defend their religion by the sword, Islam cannot be reformed. And I am leaving aside many other issues that one can easily find in the Qu'ran. To start with, they should embrace the right of every individual to choose their own religion or the right to even have none.

Again, I'd love that someone could demonstrate that this can be possible and, still, we could call this religious subproduct Islam. I'm waiting.


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