How much you Follow your religion?

Italy
August 1, 2009 12:20am CST
I have studied in some book that an old wise man said that man always ready to preach and fight for his religion even he will be ready to give his life or to take others life for his religious issues but never follow his religion in its true spirit for whole his life. I myself a Muslim and now i am trying to follow my religion, mostly in today's world Muslims are not following Islam but as i said fighting for Islam. I think first we should have to develop ourselves as an exemplary muslin then we can say something to others. So my question is that whatever your religion is, how much you follow your religion and have ever get into some fight or i mean extreme level emotions / anger while discussing your relgious issues?
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@urbandekay (18314)
1 Aug 09
Some wise Muslim once said that the real Jihad is the battle against one's self all the best urban
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• Italy
4 Aug 09
That is very true and this my exact point here that why ppllz dont follow their own but always trying to criticize others. keeping yourself on rite path is the real Jihad instead of teaching others its like you are so hungry and food is also ready in front of you but you are not allowed to eat it so you dont eat, imagine can we stop ourselves to eat. I appreciate your knowledge about Islam because mostly western ppllz only blaming Muslims without understanding the realities of Islam.
@GADHISUNU (2164)
• India
2 Aug 09
I am an SD-ite(popularly known as Hinduism) and I follow it as much as I can. Because, some of the principles enumerated in The Vedas - our Holy Scriptures, are difficult to follow in this day- by no means impossible.
• Italy
4 Aug 09
Its good that you are trying to follow your religion. I am not against any religion but my friend you said its difficult to follow in this day, religion is not something like that came for 20 yrs and then a new version will come they are for whole life time generations after generations. I think you need to study it carefully or try to think about the life system around you.
@GADHISUNU (2164)
• India
4 Aug 09
My dear friend, Sanatana Dharma is a religion which more than disciplining one's day to day life which is the primary pupose of any religion for that matter, will also make us delve into eternal realities as a part of our daily prayers. For one thing prayer in SD is more like in Islam in in that it is a regular 3-time/day affair. This is one very very small part of this religion that I am sharing with you. Just to maintain this is not going to be possible for a person who has taken up a job with any company for that matter. It is the same for a devout Muslim too. He will have to skip and make do with doing the very essentials. All these were designed for the days when Industrial Activity of the sort that we do in these days were not there. People lived by farming or some such home-based activity for their living. Like we have priests in our religion who officiate over religious ceremonies- which are quite elaborate. Such people who are dedicated to the main religion based tasks or "job" if you would call it, can, if they are sincere do justice to the 3-time prayer. The others will have to pick up the higher echelons of the religion where one goes by conceptualization and observing the target "knowledge-seeking" that is supposed to be the only redeemer according to our religion. Thus the problem for me is [B]not[/B] knowledge of what my religion says. For that I am a standard to reckon with. If you had been a long enough member of this site you may read up on some of them, in my other posts.
• United States
2 Aug 09
I don't follow my religion to the Letter but I am connected to it.I would willingly die so others could follow my religion the way they wanted to. In fact I would die so Everyone could choose their own path with or without religion.I haven't been in a heated discussion about my religion.I have some great talks about how similar Judaism and Muslim religions are.I chersihed them,they were great.
• Italy
4 Aug 09
This is really good to learn about other religions also and to come to the common points instead of fighting against each other. I like your thoughts, me too studying other religions also to understand them in better means and to get closer with peoples by sharing common points. Keep it up
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@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
1 Aug 09
hello there... well with regard to following my religion, as much as possible i am following it with all my heart...i have received all the doctrines in my religion, we are taught and i have faith...and so i am trying to live my life according to the doctrines that i received... i am willing to die and defend my religion but i will definitely not kill for this...coz its against our doctrines...\ when someone is attacking my religion, i defend it to the nicest possible way and i just share what we believe and i don't argue.
• Italy
4 Aug 09
That's god and this the rite way to follow religion. Thanks for reply
@lampar (7597)
• United States
12 Aug 09
Sure i believe in my religion and follow the teaching, but the thing here is i do not kill or hate others people because of disagreement on religion matter or kill innocent man , woman or children to defend my religion. My religion forbid me from killing innocent people , only allow me to defend against who ever want to destroy it.
@indahfth (11173)
• Indonesia
2 Aug 09
I tried to follow my religion as closely as possible. I was also a Muslim. my little time I had never taught religion by my parents. me and the parents have a different religion. I learned about Islam itself and from school.