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islam believes in harmony

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Submitted by sufi Imdad Ali Soomro (Pakistan), Jun 8, 2007 at 05:53

Little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So far, Islam is most acceptable and tolerates religion in the face of earth. It is not prerequisite condition for Muslim to leave the country where non-Muslims are in majority. Muslims ruled over sub-continent more than one thousand years but never subjugated non Muslims to embrace Islam. However, we encouraged them and adopted live and let live policy. We neither dismantled their worship places nor forced them to follow Islamic Shariah. We used to trade with them, live in same street and enjoy same religious festivals together.

State never played crucial role as Christianity nurtured in Subcontinent under the shadow of East India Company. Islam likes heterogeneous society. At the time of Holy prophet Jews were allowed to live according to the values and customs as long as they are peaceful. Islam says whosoever kills innocent persons is tantamount to kill entire universe and whosoever save one person , it means he saved whole universe .

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