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Concepts of Divine Love

Chris­tians might argue that nev­er­the­less we need lofty ideals to strive for, even if they are vir­tu­al­ly unat­tain­able. Mus­lims might reply that it is detri­men­tal for pub­lic moral­i­ty if unat­tain­able rules are pro­mot­ed which, of course, are con­stant­ly vio­lat­ed by every­body in sight, because that (Chris­t­ian) approach cre­ates a cli­mate of, and pro­motes, hypocrisy at a mas­sive scale.

The Myth of "The Myth of Moderate Islam" 26

In a recent arti­cle in The Spec­ta­tor mag­a­zine in the UK, the evan­gel­i­cal leader Patrick Sookhdeo takes a swipe at Mus­lims and their reli­gion. Does his case stand up to scruti­ny ? Patrick Sookhdeo’s arti­cle (July 30, 2005) in London’s The Spec­ta­tor, The Myth of a Mod­er­ate Islam” reflects a dan­ger­ous trend in the war on ter­ror. Under the guise of inform­ing West­ern­ers about Islam, he is in fact spread­ing the very same dis­in­for­ma­tion that anti-Islam­ic polemics have been based upon for over 1,000 years. This plays direct­ly into the hands of Osama bin Laden, Abu Musab al-Zar­qawi and oth­ers, for it encour­ages the clash of civ­i­liza­tions” they so appalling­ly desire. It is indeed of the utmost impor­tance that we learn more about Islam and fight the scourge of extrem­ism with all the tools pos­si­ble. But Sookhdeo and those like him cor­rupt this process, seek­ing to advance their own agen­da by turn­ing the war on ter­ror into an ide­o­log­i­cal war against Islam.

Response To "Muhammad as Al-Amin (the Trustworthy): How His Enemies Really Viewed Him" And The Christian Missionaries 27

It has become a habit for some to pub­lish respons­es to any paper deal­ing with the issue of Islam, its truth­ful­ness and the false­hood of oth­er reli­gions. This is par­tic­u­lar­ly true of the Chris­t­ian mis­sion­ar­ies as such peo­ple do not care whether they pro­vide an effi­cient respons­es or not ; all they care about is to respond, regard­less of the out­come. Is this reac­tion an idi­ot­ic one ? Well, we can­not claim that it is a stu­pid strat­e­gy ; because it is always use­ful to show your fol­low­ers that you are able to respond and speak loud­ly, drown­ing oth­er voic­es. The psy­cho­log­i­cal fac­tor is after all always impor­tant here. But what is glar­ing indeed are the con­tent of such respons­es” because the writer tries to show that he is com­pe­tent in the field when in actu­al fact he is total­ly unqualified.

muslim woman wearing hijab

The Islam­ic revival sym­bol­ized by the cur­rent resur­gence of the hijab is often con­sid­ered as an attempt of Arab Mus­lims to restore their pride and iden­ti­ty which have been repeat­ed­ly under­mined by col­o­niza­tion and eco­nom­ic retar­da­tion. Man has always had a con­ser­v­a­tive ten­den­cy and reacts against which is new and unfa­mil­iar with­out real­iz­ing whether it is good or bad for him. Some peo­ple still think the Mus­lim women insist on wear­ing hijab which is the very sym­bol of the oppressed sit­u­a­tion because they are enslaved by the tra­di­tion and are not suf­fi­cient­ly aware of their lam­en­ta­ble sit­u­a­tion. If only”, they prob­a­bly think, the move­ment of the wom­en’s lib­er­a­tion and inde­pen­dence awakes those wom­en’s mind, they will take away the hijab.”