"It is the responsibility of Islam to embrace the liberties required for citizens of a modern state, and not the other way around." Family Security Matters
Dear blogger,As an adherent of Sufi practices and sentiments I would like to bring to your attention, and the attention of the most respected watchers and readers of this blog, that it is important to be clear on what Islam means, and that the interpretation of Islam, which is held by aggressive and overzealous members of Muslim communities, who engage in acts of aggression against non-muslims and muslims alike, is only one interpretation, which has developed, and is being propogated, recently in the history of the faith. I consider myself a muslim, as do all sufis, and do not agree with the beliefs of hardliner muslims. To equate Islam with the fear mongering of violent individuals, and thus coin a term such as Islamization, upsets me. Please refrain from equating Islam with the faulty definition which terrorists portray. The use of the name of Islam by violent individuals is a usurpation of Islam. Just as it would be wrong to interpret the German identity by looking at the awful Nazi idelogy that had existted, it is unfair to equate Islam with what some people that call themasleves muslim believe. There are false ideologies within societies, which are shaped by political and economic circumstances.
It all depends on which parts of the Koran and Hadiths you read. It is like the Ayatollah Khomeini said ~ why are you reading all the peaceful verse. What about the verses of war!And the reason why those verses exist ~ is because they are also a part of Islam. That is how you get the conquered in Dar al Islam or the conquered lands or the land of 'peace'. Versus the unconquered Dar al Harb, realm of war or the unconquered lands. The Prophet Muhammad stole his prophesy. In that he did not earn the people's respect, like that of Buddha or Jesus, rather he seized it.Muslims now are stuck with the reawakening of Muhammad's warrior spirit. And you are going to have to deal with it ~ as these are his fruits.
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