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Modernity? Why not?

Reader comment on item: [Finding Moderate Muslims:] Do you believe in modernity?
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Submitted by Subriah (Australia), Jul 15, 2006 at 02:40

Do I believe in modernity? Well then we must come to a solution to what modernity is. I mean, throughout the world we have enough problems dealing with the definitions of "terrorism" and "extremism". Modernity perhaps might mean the lifestyle which we live today, concerning the usage of technology and independence and embracing today's values. What are today's values? I don't know to be frank with you. I'm a Muslim, trying to follow my Islamic values opposed to modern values; however you'll find that many "modern" values are no different to "Islamic" values.

Where do we draw the line? We don't.

So embracing modernity….I have absolutely no problem just as long as it co-operates with my Islamic values and morals. Just as long as I believe it is right. Just as long as Islam agrees and accepts it.

Islam does not divorce its people from its land or culture. No, I believe that it purifies it and refines it.

So what's wrong with modernity?

There's no use denying that it exists.

-Keep smiling and keep dreaming


P.S- I really feel that you should honestly reassess what you are doing by demeaning the Islamic world. And your quiz on trying to determine if you are a good Muslim or not..., to assess such things and dictate to people, you are good and you are bad.

I'd think that it is up to God to determine where people's faith and heart lie.


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