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in response to reader comment: CHALLEGE 6W: Answering Lisa and more

Submitted by Taj Ashaheed (United States), Apr 6, 2006 at 03:11

it is interesting but not explainable in any rational way how you took my statement to arrive at the conclusion that I am saying Islam did not rise above tribal ethics in the time of Muhammad...

a couple of reasons:

1) i never even referred to the term or idea of "tribal ethics"
2) who asserted that "tribal ethics", especially in general, somehow needed to be "risen above"
2b) ethics of what tribe? (there were many in arabia in the 6th/7th century)
2c) what particular ethics, if specifically?

here i would point that in many instances, Islam abolished ("rose above"?) certain "ethics" but also maintained others as well...

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