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The Roles of Humiliation and Martyrdom

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Submitted by Robert (United States), Jun 11, 2021 at 09:41

(1) Over the years I've noticed the significance in the psychology of Muslims, particularly Arabs, of HUMILIATION. It is the opposite of PRIDE, and is related to HONOR (which you covered). Admitting Defeat in War, as opposed to Victory, entails Humiliation, which is intolerable to the psyche of the Muslim, particularly the Arab. Incidentally, the is not Racism, but Culture.

(2) The "last" Profit was Muhammad. And as Western Enlightenment and Romantic Philosophers observed, Judaism is the Religion of Law (Moses), Christianity is the Religion of Love (Jesus). I leave to your pleasure deducing the consequences of War and Victory in this context. However, regarding the Religion of Islam, it appears that it is the Religion of War. As such, and with Faith, there is Victory or Martyrdom - but never defeat. No Victory merely means the Will of Allah, but every Death is an instance of Martyrdom - an honor to the Mother, Family, and Tribe that produced the Martyr!


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