Muslim & Islam
Friday, July 10, 2009 3:57:27 PM
Consequently they also think or led to believe that Muslim don't want to live side by side with them and therefore, they argue, to be tolerant a Muslim has to break away from Islamic Teaching.
But Qur'an says the opposite. Islam does not believe in homogeneity as it's unrealistic and is against human nature. It acknowledges the diversity not only of religions but also of cultures, of races and ethnicities ( Ar Rum 30:22 ). Qur'an even further says that diversity is deliberately " stagemanaged " by Him as a trial and as a way to see humans fairly Competing each other for the best achievement possible ( Al Maidah 5:48 ),something impossible in a homogeneous world.
Second, a good Muslim is always a moderate, Islam never allows its followers towards any path of extremity ( Qur'an 2:143 ). Hatred, fanaticism or diehardism towards anything or anyone, therefore is unIslam ( Qur'an 4:135;4:103 ).
Thus, a good Muslim is by default a good member of the world.
A Muslim, indeed everyone, who thinks otherwise should take a closer look at the Al-Qur'an once more to have a closer and more real understanding to Islam through its primary source.
For a closer look at some particular controversial issues repeatedly talked about by some Far Right Wingers. Reading Juan Cole good pieces here and here is recommended for further insight.
Also, for those who grew up in a Non-Muslim countries, especially the West, reading a simple Top Ten Myths about Islam by Huda, a American Muslim woman is recommended.
Lastly, to you, my honorable readers, I'm grateful for taking interest and wasting your time to read all this my blog.