Islam: The Battle with Religion

Posted: May 23, 2011 in Islam, Personal
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Islam is not a religion of peace, neither does it stand for peace. Islam is a religion of submission. A Muslim fully submits himself/herself to the will of God.

The issue is that it is not the will of God they are submitting to but the will of the human being.

I have no quarrel with the majority of Muslims who practise their faith peacefully. They are loving, caring people – most of whom will not participate in homophobic hate mongoring, or agree with the ‘eye-for-an-eye’ punishments, or the lashing of adulterers and fornicators. Most of them won’t even agree that I should be put to death for being an apostate.

No. My quarrel is not with them. I hold issues with those that follow religion to the letter; with those that think they understand the will of God completely, and they must act on His behalf. These are the same people that are crying for homosexuals to be put to death; the same people who believe a person convicted of theft must have his hands cut off, and two consenting adults must be lashed and stoned till death takes them for having sex out of wedlock.

These people also decide how much of my penis must be chopped off to appease God, and what length should my hair be. These are the people who think a woman’s place is at home. They think slitting a woman’s throat is more honourable than letting her live in sin.

Before the uninformed defenders of Islam come to bash me and say these practices are cultural and not religious, who are you kidding? The importance given to female virginity in Islam gives the green light to those that follow this scripture to do the unthinkable things that ensures a woman’s virginity is protected. They will go as far as to cut the clitorous off, commonly referred to as female genital mutilation, or ‘female circumcision’ by those that want to make it sound like a legitimate practice.

Homosexuality is vigorously opposed by those that think it’s a sin, and that they have God’s permission to protect their society from a repeat destruction that happened in Sodom and Gomorrah.

I will not make friends with such people, and such people should be the enemy of every single moral human being who has even an ounce of dignity in them.

Luckily, majority of Muslims I know are some of the kindest people I’ve met, but when others take religion to its full practice, that’s when it becomes a vile doctrine that needs to be wiped out from the face of this planet.

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Comments
  1. amatullah1 says:

    Hi,
    I can feel the burning inside u through this post..
    I am not here to argue with u..or something..but I agree 50-50.

    Literally speaking, Islaam إسلام comes from سلم which means ‘Peace’ but it is not just peace..as u said..it means submission, sincerity, obedience to the one and only God who created everything..

    There is no absolute ‘Peace’ in this world..if u say shouting at ur child is ‘Not Peace’..

    Well..lets leave that..it doesnt matter whether u agree r nt.

    And regarding certain punishments u hv mentioned.. u r right in certain points..it is not upto us (common Muslims) to go and execute these things.. we have no right to do that..

    But I wouldnt say its totally wrong..becoz there are certain wisdom behind it..may be u can see it in ‘certain’ western countries ‘THERE IS NO SECURITY FOR UR LIFE’ , you go on a road and ‘U GET SHOT’.. coz someone lost his money.. and the court sentence him to jail after ‘his death’.. wow what a fair judgement.. and u say this kinda laws are perfect?

    U remind me a brother named Nouman Ali khan..he was a Muslim athiest too like you.. Muslim –>Athiest–>Muslim again..and he is a scholar now..I just love his speech..

    Oh! and if u wish u can follow my blog,
    http://stop0think.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/do-you-say-no-god/

    You can start reading from GOD(1) section coz i think it suits u best.. i would to love to hav ur comments there!

    Take care!

    • thinking smurf says:

      Hi,
      I can feel the burning inside u through this post..
      I am not here to argue with u..or something..but I agree 50-50.

      Hi! Thanks for reading my blog. If by burning you mean anger towards the injustice and atrocities being commited in the world in the name of religion, then yes, I have that.

      Literally speaking, Islaam إسلام comes from سلم which means ‘Peace’ but it is not just peace..as u said..it means submission, sincerity, obedience to the one and only God who created everything..

      Yes, Islaam is derived from the world ‘Salam’, which means peace. But the word Islaam itself does not mean peace. Like you said, it means submission. So when theologists say Islaam means peace, it actually means submission, but they would like to think it means peace as it has a much positive meaning.

      But I wouldnt say its totally wrong..becoz there are certain wisdom behind it..may be u can see it in ‘certain’ western countries ‘THERE IS NO SECURITY FOR UR LIFE’ , you go on a road and ‘U GET SHOT’.. coz someone lost his money.. and the court sentence him to jail after ‘his death’.. wow what a fair judgement.. and u say this kinda laws are perfect?

      Maybe English is not your first language, but if I understand you correctly then my response is as follows. There is no hidden “wisdom” behind a punishment that involves public flogging, stoning, cutting off the hands, and genital mutilation. And if there is, then we all must question such wisdom, and whether it has any place in a moral society.

      Never in my post did I claim the superiority of the western culture and said their laws were perfect. I didn’t understand your “U GET SHOT” example. Every society and culture has bad people. Bad people will commit horrible crimes, but we need to understand the moral intention of the person committing that crime. A person who shoots you to steal money, might have done it because, he just wanted the money. Greed could be his motive, and greed is present in both religious people and people without god. That person who has committed this crime did so because of his/her own reasons. Like Richard Dawkins said, there is a logical pathway you can follow from religion to a person committing a crime in the name of religion, but you can’t follow that pathway in the same way for an atheist or a person without religion who commits a crime for his/her own personal greed. For example, a person might use violent force against a homosexual because homosexuality is a sin and goes against god.

      U remind me a brother named Nouman Ali khan..he was a Muslim athiest too like you.. Muslim –>Athiest–>Muslim again..and he is a scholar now..I just love his speech..

      I’m aware of Nourman Ali Khan. I never considered him to be an atheist as the arguments and reasons he uses for his “conversion/de-conversion” are logically fallible.

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