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Islam is the religion of easiness not intolerance

Reader comment on item: Pope Benedict XVI and the Koran
in response to reader comment: Islam means "peace" really?

Submitted by muslim (United Arab Emirates), Sep 23, 2006 at 05:28

As a muslim who spent all my life living by the guidelines of the Holy Quran and Sunna, I find it outrageous for these quotes to be taken out of context and used in a way to prove you right.

First I wanted to correct you in this point: "Islam" is a word derived from "Salaam" which means Peace. As for submission in Arabic it is "khodhoa" or "Isteslam". Islam is indeed a religion of submission, but not for anyone. You only submit for your CREATOR .. Allah, and how do you do that? You simply follow his orders and avoid making sins.

There were times when islam was spread by the sword, but not in a way that if you don't convert we will kill you. Muslims used the sword to take control of the countries, but the people of these countries were always given the choice between converting to islam or staying on their religion. In fact, people who convrted to islam did so because they saw how good they were treated by muslims.

Yesterday I read an article about groups launching campaign asking God to help muslims accept Jesus. The thing is we don't just accept him, but we also believe in him. These groups intend to spread christianity by prayers, but they forgot that the most powerful tool is action. Mother Teresa did not go out to pray for people to convert to Christianity, she took care of the poor and that's what made people love Christianity.

What I'm trying to say is there are similarities between Islam, Christianity and Judaism. Want to know why, easy because they are all from the same GOD.


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