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  • Your thoughts on Islam and how do you interpret Sharia Law

    I'm asking this publicly because I have already made up my mind up Islam in general. From what we see and hear on TV, I think everyone but the peaceful Muslims will say that Islam is not a peaceful religion. I'm hoping that someone out there that is Muslim can chime in and explain to us on what sharia law really means and it's implications world wide.

    For those that don't know just by writing this article, I'm breaking Sharia Law and should be put to death in it's accordance. I am questioning it, so therefore I should be put to death. Wow, simply wow. This can be a direct translation, and I'm sure some of you may think that it has a open ended for individual interpretation. But it seems quite clear to me. You question it, you die.

    I understand that there is peaceful Muslims out there that just want to be left alone. But I think due diligence is in order here. If you say that you are a devoted follower of a religion, I'm inclined to think that you will follow everything exactly as your text says, and not cherry pick passages that fits your mood and lifestyle. If your text and religion says "Death to all Infidels", I don't think anyone can be mistaken about that.

    So please, enlighten me. If someone here is a Muslim or has a very good understanding of Sharia Law, please inform all of us of what it really means.

    Here are but a few passages that I thought would get a rise out of some of you. Majority of the passages talk about punishment by death and suppressing women's rights.

    • Theft is punishable by amputation of the right hand.
    • Criticizing or denying any part of the Quran is punishable by death.
    • Criticizing Muhammed or denying that he is a prophet is punishable by death.
    • Criticizing or denying Allah, the god of Islam is punishable by death.
    • A Muslim who becomes a non-Muslim is punishable by death.
    • A non-Muslim who leads a Muslim away from Islam is punishable by death.
    • A non-Muslim man who marries a Muslim woman is punishable by death.
    • A man can marry an infant girl and consummate the marriage when she is 9 years old.
    • Girls' clitoris should be cut (Muhammed's words, Book 41, Kitab Al-Adab, Hadith 5251).
    • A woman can have 1 husband, who can have up to 4 wives; Muhammed can have more.
    • A man can unilaterally divorce his wife; a woman needs her husband's consent to divorce.
    • A man can beat his wife for insubordination.
    • Testimonies of four male witnesses are required to prove rape against a woman.
    • A woman who has been raped cannot testify in court against her rapist(s).
    • A woman's testimony in court, allowed in property cases, carries ½ the weight of a man's.
    • A female heir inherits half of what a male heir inherits.
    • A woman cannot drive a car, as it leads to fitnah (upheaval).
    • A woman cannot speak alone to a man who is not her husband or relative.
    • Meat to eat must come from animals that have been sacrificed to Allah - i.e., be "Halal".
    • Muslims should engage in Taqiyya and lie to non-Muslims to advance Islam.

    I don't know about you. But this sounds evil to me.
    Last edited by joshuap; 07-14-2016, 04:15 AM.

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    We are to respect one's religion. That is the first step in understanding. Without love there is no understanding. When you respect you can share.
    To learn about one's religion is to make friends of those people.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by mstone View Post
      We are to respect one's religion.
      Please provide scriptural references.

      God bless,
      William
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      • #4
        Sorry...the Bible is full of love and commands to love.
        Romans 13:10
        Love does no wrong to its neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the Law.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by mstone View Post
          Sorry...the Bible is full of love and commands to love.
          Romans 13:10
          Love does no wrong to its neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the Law.
          If I was a Muslim and wholehearted believed in Sharia Law, by quoting Romans 13:10, that could possibly be breaking Sharia Law, and you should be put to death for it. How can you love your neighbor, when he looks at you like the infidel and wants to kill you because of that.

          Furthermore, I'm guessing you are female. How do you feel about clitoral mutilation? Sharia Law decrees that. Do you think we should understand and respect that as well?

          Originally posted by joshuap View Post
          • Girls' clitoris should be cut (Muhammed's words, Book 41, Kitab Al-Adab, Hadith 5251).
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          • #6
            Love is the most difficult thing to to in this world. Man has never learnt to love although he knows to go to the moon.
            Its a gift from God and the ability comes from God.
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            • #7
              Christians are often fooled by thinking that God's command to love one another is only meaning another christian:D
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              • #8
                When God commands us to love even our ennemies!
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                “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do that. And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, expecting to be repaid in full. But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

                – Luke 6:32-36 (NIV)
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by mstone View Post
                  Christians are often fooled by thinking that God's command to love one another is only meaning another christian:D
                  You haven't answered the question. Read again, and tell me how you can rationalize loving they neighbor that wants to mutilate you based on the sole fact that you are a female. Can you love that? don't post another one liner reply. Answer that? Can you love a neighbor that is hell bent on killing a non muslim and wants to mutilate your private parts?

                  Originally posted by joshuap View Post
                  If I was a Muslim and wholehearted believed in Sharia Law, by quoting Romans 13:10, that could possibly be breaking Sharia Law, and you should be put to death for it. How can you love your neighbor, when he looks at you like the infidel and wants to kill you because of that.

                  Furthermore, I'm guessing you are female. How do you feel about clitoral mutilation? Sharia Law decrees that. Do you think we should understand and respect that as well?
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                  • #10
                    Its indeed the command of God that you should obey if you are a christian.(willingly and feeling good in doing so) I cannot make you do so.
                    If you feel you don't feel good in doing so that is another prob.
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                    • #11
                      The world of Islam finds the same way a lot of reason to not accept our ways to practize our religion.
                      Crusades and many more bad things done by the name of Christianity.
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                      • #12
                        Matthew 7:3-5New International Version (NIV)

                        3 “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? 4 How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye?5 You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.
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                        • #13
                          The difference between Islam and the other two great monotheistic faiths, Judaism and Christianity, is that Islam treats the Qu'ran and the literal word of God open to no revision or interpretation while the other two faiths believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God and hence open to interpretation on contextual study. The simplest difference can be seen viewing dropping a ball that hits the ground. In Islam, everything that transpires is through Allah's will so that the ball dropped to the ground because Allah willed it whereas the other two faiths believe that gravity is the driving force on why the ball hit the ground. Consequently, Sharia law is not open to interpretation.
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                          • #14
                            That is not true. This is what the christian world says. At the same time the christian world uses The Bible litterally and interprets it how they see its best benefiting themselves.
                            The religion has always been used to serve the purpose of the greedy and fanatics. No more done by Islam than christianity, (In fact more done in christianity),its just made to look as if this was the case.
                            No more it is the fault of Islam that its the fault of christianity, its the fault of us. We as humans need to keep fair look at each one of us and see the truth.
                            I have many friends in islam world and they seem to be to my surprise more free in many ways than we in a christian world yet we are fed the contrary. IN many ways they seem more responsable for ex.what comes to the poor amongst us and that comes from their religion, the instructions. At the same time we christian world Europe are making laws that would give us right to neglect the poor totally.
                            In many ways, we as christians in this world do totally against what we believe in. Is it the fault of God? Is it the fault of Christianity?
                            At the same time in christian world so much good happening in the name of the religion, so does in Islam world. When the war broke out in Iraq Syria took millions of refugees without questioning.
                            (Syria not Islamic country but secularized) Now that we are to make our religion and its commands into practize whet is it that we doing? in the same situation?? You may give that a thaught today.
                            My point : human action can be seen separate from their religion??! Or where do you read in Bible about not helping the poor and needy as christian?

                            Still today in many parts of the world christians same way interpret the bible litterally (cults for ex.) The bad outcome is not reported as eagerly as when its happening in another religion ..don't you think? Well this is a little strange. Christianity is also used as bases in many very damaging religions as Scientology. Islam countries don't allow such, they consider that kind, good for you.
                            The extreem right parties of the world right now are busy becoming "true christians" so not to not accept "false gods into their land" this also christian fanatism and misinterpretation of the christianity.
                            Good day to you all
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                            • #15
                              Christians are often fooled by thinking that God's command to love one another is only meaning another christian.
                              Take a look at this . . .
                              A new commandment I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so also you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples
                              Christians are supposed to love each other the way Christ loved them. It's this love that would interest people who weren't Christian and who in their quest to find out why Christians were different (they'd) learn about Christ and they'd get saved.
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