Ask Me Any Questions About Islam

The Holy Quran - I love Islam.
@hotpress (205)
United States
November 20, 2006 9:50pm CST
I am a Muslim, and there are so many people bashing Islam on this site out of ignorance. Please ask me any questions. If I don't know the answer, I will find out. It is my life's mission to teach Islam, not to "convert" anyone. Thank you to all who respond.
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11 responses
• United States
23 Nov 06
Why confine yourself to one belief? I Personally do not agree with the thought of organized religion...All religions that take money are wrong! GOD IS WITHIN YOU..GOD IS ALL ROUND YOU....Take the good from what you learn but do not worship any physical thing. Even a book..Do not hold the book as if it were GOD. GOD is not on paper god is in your heart. It is because of organized religion that we have so much turmoil in this world today. Love your fellow men..We do not need to belong to a religion to be spiritual.
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• Singapore
28 Nov 06
I beg to differ from your views. If god is within you, then god is weak. Then there are so many billions of gods around. So now you got evil gods and good gods. You also then have gay gods and lesbian gods. Baby gods and senile gods, etc. Dont have to look far. Just take a look and your hands. Why are all our human hands are the same? Why are legs, eyes, ears comes in pairs? There is one same creator that created all this and its must a supreme being. It can't another human or animals. It is must almighty. Our task in this mundane world to search for the answers. Many answers are given to man and man joted them down in books. You decide on which to follow. If you want to fix a bicycle, what do you do? You look at the manual. You can't just have the inspiration in your body to fix a bicycle. Thats food for thoughts. We have a brain, use it!
@mandakat (879)
• Canada
28 Nov 06
I don't feel that organized religion is for me personally, but it does have many upsides. The money that organizations like churches accept usually goes to community outreach and to keep the building in good working condition. Many people find a lot of support with that community; throughout our lives we all go through sicknesses, deaths, and other hardships - for many people, they know they can turn to other church members in times of need. They also can be there for others. If you have a smart, interested speaker, you can also learn a lot by attending. When we're going through something rough, we don't always have the perspective we need to persevere... sometimes, for some people, they can find this from a religious community. Again, it's not for me, and I definitely agree that there are very many drawbacks... but just because it is often a medium for intolerant and hateful people to come together doesn't make it all bad.
@fiasco007 (819)
• United States
21 Nov 06
WHAT THE BIG BLUE EYE MEEN ? I NEVER HAVE A GOOD ANSWER ON THIS QUESTION PLS TELL ME MORE...END WHY MUSLIMS DON`T EAT PIG END DON`T TOUCH DOGS?
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@gifana (4838)
• Portugal
28 Nov 06
Thanks Hotpress. You have made my day. I was close but did not know about the sweat. I always thought it was the pig was unclean because he garbage and lived in mud. Sure puts a new light on the subject.
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@gifana (4838)
• Portugal
28 Nov 06
oops forgot to add....made my day because I learned something new. Tnx agn
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@tourman (125)
• Malaysia
29 Nov 06
dont forget that jews too dont eat pork. that why it has been said theat the safest place for a muslim to eat in a the western world is in a jewish restaurant. i think kosher and hallal shares the same concept
@gifana (4838)
• Portugal
28 Nov 06
Mecca at Night - Mecca, the holy ground of all Muslims.
I am not a Muslim. Some years back I bought the Koran (translated into Portuguese) for a friend's birthday. I like to read about religion and I couldn't resist browsing through it. I found it very similar to both the Jewish Torah and the Christian Old Testament. Unfortunately there are many people in this world of all religions who have tunnel vision and a one-track mind. My question is what and when did Jihad first appear? Looking forward to your response. Thank you
• Singapore
28 Nov 06
Maybe you can check out more info here. http://www.islamonline.net/english/index.shtml Hope this can help.
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@gifana (4838)
• Portugal
29 Nov 06
Thanks mohdglobal. I have nade a note of it and when I get the chance I will certainly check it out because I really do want to find out why the fanatics (not sure that is the right word) commit such heinous acts in the name of Jihad. Was hoping that hotpress would give me a response.
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@hotpress (205)
• United States
1 Dec 06
Mohammed himself led the first jihad. At the battle of Badr, the Muslims were outnumbered by the Meccans. The Prophet was worried and prayed fervently. Nine hundred well armed Meccans with seven hundred camels and a hundred horses faced three hundred Muslims.The Prophet's jihad continued and the Muslims were defeated at the battle of Uhud. What happened was that a group of archers disobeyed orders to guard the rear, rushed forward to get their share of booty, thinking that victory was theirs. This allowed the Meccans to launch a cavalry charge into the opening and won the day. But Muslims found victory in defeat. The Muslims lost because of the sin of greed for gold. The Muslims learned the lesson that sin leads to defeat. Defeat on the battlefield thus led them to victory in the higher jihad - the inner struggle to purify oneself of sin. The Koran said in 3:139: "Lose not heart, nor fall into despair: for ye must gain mastery if ye are true in faith." This spiritual renewal will pave their way to eventual victory. Verse 3:166 says: " What ye suffered on the day the two armies met, was with the leave of Allah, in order that He might test the believers."
• India
23 Nov 06
from where did Islam originate
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@skulls (13)
• Indonesia
29 Nov 06
Islam startr at Mekkah now call Saudi Arabia. it is spread by Rasolullah Muhammad
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@hotpress (205)
• United States
1 Dec 06
Thank you for answering that for me skulls (5). I was taking a short break. You are correct, but also know that it mainly originated in Allahs's (swa)Kingdom since the question was asking from where Islam originated.
@Idlewild (6105)
• United States
29 Nov 06
Can you recommend a guide to Islam or the Koran for people who don't know much about it? You know, one that not only discusses the text but explains what it means. In the West you hear so many people talking about what it does or doesn't say, but I'd like to find out for myself what the Koran says and how this is interpreted.
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• United States
29 Nov 06
Guides to Islam: http://www.islam-guide.com/ http://www.bahagia.btinternet.co.uk/ research tool for muslims and non-muslims seeking knowledge about Islam, muslims, Quran and Sunnah. www.islamic-knowledge.com/
@not4me (1713)
• United States
29 Nov 06
Wow, this is one of the nicest topics I have seen on here. :) I do have one question, and forgive me if I'm way off about this. I've heard that Muslims are taught, or at least the Quran says something like all of the world needs to convert to Muslim or the citizens should be killed, or something in that regards. Please feel free to rephrase this if I am way off base. I realize that only extremists act on this. But if it is in your holy book then do peace-loving Muslims agree with this teaching? I was raised Catholic but I now consider myself Atheist. With that said I certainly don't look down on religious people, no matter what religion. I do think that religion in general has caused almost all of the strife in the world, and wish that religion could be done away with just so people could live in peace and harmony. Of course it is probably human nature to find something new to judge others about. Anyway, thanks in advance for your answer.
@not4me (1713)
• United States
29 Nov 06
Really! Wow, you certainly don't hear that on the news! We hear just the opposite so no wonder there is so much hatred. :_( Thanks for the response. :)
• United States
1 Dec 06
It isn't religion what has caused almost all of the strife in the world. It is the abuse of religion.
@edigital (2711)
• United States
1 Dec 06
Thanks for a new device, but myLot is not allowing here any debate or criticism with any religion. Due to this one myLot member opened a new Group in Myspace under the name and style of " Islam is most untolerance religion in world " so visit myspace group and start replying there. Have u seen it? I have. Thanks myLot not to allow criticism in any possting !
• Kuwait
1 Dec 06
I joined only a few minutes ago and I read the guidelines. I didn't see talking about religions wasn't allowed here.
@Spheria (181)
• United States
1 Dec 06
What makes Islam stand out or better than any other religion?
@mihai80 (865)
• Romania
29 Nov 06
yhe islam is the religion of war.. no? they want to conquer us! that is not normal..
• United States
29 Nov 06
i think this is a great hing youre doing here, i am to a muslim so i will also try to answer your questions people, please ask feel free to email me if you want. lakerzfan36@gmail.com i will be glad to respond and answer to all of your questions but just please dont flood my email inbox =P thanks!
• Sri Lanka
29 Nov 06
1. What is your opinion on the Taliban bashing the Bamian Buddah statue. Why does Islam drive people to do things like this. 2. Why is it that all other religious worship is prohibited in Saudi Arabia, while muslims enjoy religious freedom in the western countries. 3. Do you believe that people landed on the moon. 4. Why do many muslims sympathise with Osama Bin Laden. 5. Is the Tabliban good advocators of Islam. 6. What is the better form of Islam. Is it "Shiate" or "Sunni" 7. What would you do if you were told to wear the "Ninja" dress. 8. Do you believe that Islam being the true and great religion above all should one day be the only religion in the world. 9. Does Allah give extra strengh to muslims at war. 10. Do you think there are misguided belivers of Islam in the world, and if yes can you name a few. What is your recommendation to reform them.