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The Practicality of Islam

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in response to reader comment: Why Muslims support violence

Submitted by David Hogg (Canada), Jun 27, 2006 at 17:17

Mr. Elleresby raises an interesting practical reason for the promotion of violence in Islam: to motivate an army. It may be that the reason for polygamy in Islam was also practical: due to frequent wars and the consequent loss of life of young warriors, there may have been many many more women than men. One solution to this social problem would be to allow for a number of wives?

The questions I raised earlier did not have their origin in practicality. I wanted to understand the theology of Islam: how freewill could be constrained and violence justified.

I was hoping there might be some Muslim readers who could help with theological reasons? Reasons based on an understanding of God and His attributes.

Dave Hogg

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