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RE:To G.Vishvas: why muslims are not moderate

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Submitted by shakeel (Pakistan), May 19, 2007 at 16:36

1) Islam is not totalitarian

If it had been thy Lord's will, they would all have believed,- all who are on earth! wilt thou then COMPEL mankind, against their will, to believe! (The Noble Quran, 10:99)

2) Islam demands to seek peace with those who want peace

"But if the enemy inclines towards peace, do thou (also) incline towards peace, and trust in God: for He is One that heareth and knoweth (all things). (The Noble Quran, 8:61)"

3) Islam says life Hereafter is more important than this life. Having this belief does not make one's life tense; it makes life more responsible and sometimes more relaxed because he knows death is not the end of his life, he is going to live in the next world with the full presence of God and eternal bliss. He gets the contentment in this world even if he does not have anything worldly here like wealth, home etc.

However if we do not have this belief, we will think that this is the all life, so eat, drink and be merry but since some of us do not have enough resources to eat, drink and be merry, some of us were bound to inflict in psychological pressure

4) Yes, this is a part of belief. Other religious groups also posses this belief, the bad thing is imposing one's belief on others and that is unacceptable for Islam. Read point 1

5) Less knowledge of Quran has made me conclude this and rest of your earlier points.

Thank you

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