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Is this real islam?

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Submitted by conundrum (United States), Feb 21, 2006 at 00:17

"Hinduism approached the same problem differently , they would burn the widow alive along with the body of her husband ( 'satya' ). This malpractise was abolished after advent of islam in India. Islam has a better approach , widows can marry any eligible man and thus can start a new life altogether."

By the way...."Satya" means truth and the practise you are talking about is called "Sati"
Sati was a custom that was not favored from ancient times. None of the scriptures mention it and all scriptures mention that one should not die before one's destined time. Its not meant to be associated with religion just the same way burning witches on stakes is not associated with Christianity.

Another similar practise was Jauhar - Hindu women, inorder to ensure that they were not raped by muslim invaders when their kingdom was overrun, killed themselves by jumping into flames.

All these acts are deplorable. I am aware that Sufi Islam is a very peaceful path of Islam...but seems like that most people follow an extreme form of Islam
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