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re: Where is Islam heading part one

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Submitted by z (United States), Aug 13, 2006 at 14:29

Brother Abdul,

I am glad that you expressed your confusion at the current situation...it is proof that you seek guidance and knowledge about your Deen, and inshAllah you will be rewarded for seeking such guidance. through reading your comment, it dawned on me that you, like the vast majority of today's Muslims, perhaps misunderstand Islam to be...well, a religion. consider these two points: Islam actually is a religion of peace, and no other religion (such as the Jews or the Buddhists or the Christians, as you correctly pointed out) has any reason to fight. let me explain.

first, Islam is a religion of peace, but only for those who follow it!

it is as if one tells you that "democracy is about freedom", yet democratic powers (such as America) will stop at nothing to eliminate other types of government (admit it, America will stop at nothing to eliminate COMMUNISM from the world...). now if democracy is all about freedom, then why does it not allow for other people to have the FREEDOM to choose their own government???!! so it is clear that democracy is only about freedom WHEN PEOPLE ARE FOLLOWING AND LIVING UNDER IT!!!!!!! Islam is much the same: it is a religion of peace within one's inner self when he/she follows it [correctly]. however, fighting to establish it is not unlike democracy trying to establish itself...which brings me to my next point

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