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Dont misinterpret what the koran is saying..

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in response to reader comment: So, Muslims don't want to be like us!!

Submitted by ahmadzafire (United States), Jun 9, 2007 at 21:20

See most people have different interpretations of what something is to them based off of influence, personal experiences, ignorance or what have you. First you most know what the koran... its meaning, being and understanding. Many muslims have this problem also because we are human beings just as everyone else...prone to be mistaken, it's the human way...no one being is perfect.

The statement in the koran saying that muslims be or acted like muslims, youre correct. but first what is a muslim?. or better yet what is a christian or jew or buddhist?. All these faiths have the same thing in common. All followers are urged to better their life and follow it in the way of enlightenment. And by doing so you are a follower of that faith. Islam is different from the other faiths (christianity,judaism) only for one reason. To be muslim one must believe in the faiths that came before islam, which are judaism and christianity.

We believe in the faiths because islam came from those them but not to change the faiths idea of enlightenment or worship to a point but to confirm and put on the straight path. As christianiy tried to do with judaism. But again this goes back to what i said in the beginning " Interpretation and perception" What the statement mean is that muslims meaning true muslims stay on the path of rightousness. In other word s,do what's right and obey the laws of the land and obey your faith.

Now really all faiths express this meaning be true to your faith, yourself and G-d. Its called implied task meaning ex. If you putting on a pair of shoes, first you'll think to put socks on...right! In simple terms meaning if your going to be muslim or follow islam then follow the laws of islam and carry yourself in that manner.

And as far as muslims living in a non muslim country. What's so hard? I've lived in the US all thirty something yrs. and have no real problems with being muslim or praticing my faith ,holidays etc.. Especailly being a Sgt. in this great US ARMY...HOOAH!!!


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