Sunday, November 27, 2011

Islam is a Religion of Peace, Why Mullahs Teach Intolerance?

Islamic Sharia Laws
23 Nov 2011, NewAgeIslam.Com

By Dr Shabir Choudhry

Islam teaches peace, tolerance and coexistence; but it is unfortunate that our religion is perceived as violent and intolerant. We Muslims are mainly responsible for this false perception. Followers of other religions do not read what is written in Qur’an and Hadees; they see what we Muslims do and practice and that is how they create negative images of Islam. Like us Muslims, Hindus also celebrate their religious festivals; but according to teaching of some ‘Muslim scholars’ we Muslims must not say ‘happy Divali’ to Hindus, as it is a sin. Their teaching further states that we Muslims cannot say ‘Happy Christmas’ to Christians and share happiness with non Muslims on their religious days. Rationale of this philosophy, according to this school of thought is that if I say happy Divali to a Hindu, it means I have accepted religious significance of this religious day. I don’t agree with this interpretation. When a Hindu says happy Eid Mubarak to me or another Muslim he is not accepting that there is one Allah and Prophet Mohammed PBUH is the last Messenger.

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