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PsychoDad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-09-06 08:12 PM
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Intolerance (By Muslims) shows ignorance of Islam (By Muslims)
Edited on Tue May-09-06 08:13 PM by PsychoDad
Intolerance shows ignorance of Islam
Opinion By Mohamed El-Moctar El-Shinqiti
Tuesday 02 May 2006, 15:31 Makka Time, 12:31 GMT

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/347E49BD-B8A3-47...

Eighty years ago, Marmaduke Pickthall, the British scholar of Islam and translator of the Quran, wrote: "It was not until the Western nations broke away from their religious law that they became more tolerant, and it was only when the Muslims fell away from their religious law that they declined in tolerance."
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Nowadays, the more "religious" some Muslims regard themselves to be, the less tolerant they are. The cause is a troubling intellectual decline of the Islamic civilisation.

While Muslims complain about the Western lack of understanding of Islam, this misconstruction in the interpretation of religious texts is unfortunately prevalent in the Muslim mind today.
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In Sharia (Islamic teachings) there is a clear distinction between morality and legality: nearlly all Islamic teachings fall under the category of morality.

It is the responsibility of the individual believer to adhere to this morality in his personal life - a responsibility before God, not before people. No coercive means are to be used to impose Islamic morality.


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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-06-06 12:25 PM
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1. Excellent article
and it does explain Sharia. People who have not looked at the history of Islam often think that things were always like what the Taliban is like.
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Hatalles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-14-06 06:37 PM
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2. I really like this article...
... particularly the section dealing with legality vs. morality.
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