I thought we’ll have a long discussion online with you, but got your message that we’ll no longer discuss these issues due to your project, I wish you all the best. I was hoping these debates will widen your research on the subject, nevertheless, I’m sure you have heard one or two things that you never thought were Islamic, like the gecko story plus it’s references, hadith number and reference to Abraham. http://en.islamtoday.net/quesshow-152-607.htm. Continue reading
Walaykum Asalam Mr. Bala. I would like to offer a rebuttal to the points raised in your response to my original article. I must say how amazing it is that the arguments offered by both ex-Muslims and fundamentalist Muslims against “liberal” Muslims are identical.
Firstly, I would like to state that you use a lot of terminology without precisely defining it. For instance, what do you mean by “political Islam”? Also, I notice that you use a lot of “hadith” and Quran to back up your arguments without giving the text of the actual verse or hadith. I would be particularly interested in reading the actual text of the hadith regarding the killing of geckos. Continue reading
Salamu Alaikum Mr Hazer Ali, I read your article on the above mentioned subject, and it captivated me, that the picture you painted of Islam appears to be conciliatory with secularism and progress, but I think you were only selective with the choice of verses and purposefully put them mildly and where they don’t belong, as if Islamic fanaticism and fundamentalism was not derived thereof, or that the nations running a legal system based on the Sharia’a like Sudan, Iran and Saudi Arabia are misguided and not really practicing the real sharia. Continue reading