Would you like to have a Muslim friend?

Philippines
September 6, 2009 9:22pm CST
This entry is not only for Catholics but for all non-Muslims. Last week, I met a Muslim street vendor and started to be friends with him. I was so curious about their religion, and he was somehow happy to share it to me. I think it's just proper to be friends with them, as long they are good people. Although it is unfortunate that sucide bombings and terrorist attacks are being attached to them in general. How about you, would you like to have a Muslim friend? No hurting words, please.
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@kun2349 (23381)
• Singapore
8 Sep 09
There's nothing wrong in having frenz of different races.. For minority of their races might be bad guys, but it does not mean all of them are so as well.. haha =D There's always racial harmony around in the world.. Those bombings and attacks are isolated cases, and thus we should not let them affect our friendship with muslim frenz.. IN real life and online, i have got muslim frenz, and i do cherish our friendship too.. hehe
@kun2349 (23381)
• Singapore
9 Sep 09
So far, all my muslim frenz are malays.. lol =D
@24Champ (465)
8 Sep 09
Being a muslim has nothing to do with races. It only has to do with religion.
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@Eisenherz (2909)
• Portugal
7 Sep 09
Muslims are already happy so spread their, let's call it - thing, so no surprises there. My personal experience with muslims is in overall negative, so I would never befriend any of those people. Sorry if it comes across as harsh, but I prefer to be honest than speak hypocrisy.
@Harley009 (1416)
• India
3 Oct 09
Hi Eisenherz, I'm being a Muslim, I would like to know the negative things you felt from your Muslims. Just to understand what are they, and to clear whether they are genuine to be accounted against Islam. Thanks.
• Jordan
4 Oct 09
i am very sorry that u have coomon judjment of all muslims , this is not fair u must tell resons behind your opinion and to be fair and just most of muslim people are positive and kind and peaceful people
@coolcat123 (4389)
• India
18 Sep 09
Dear friend, to blame the whole muslim community just becoz of the few bad people in the community does not mean its a bad one.Being a muslim,I am against these terror attack and most importantly against the killing of innocent people who have done no harm to any one.I too feel sad and have a heart to feel the pain of the family who have missed a member due to these attacks. Believe me,we are not so bad as people think,we love humans as our brother and sister.I have respect for other religions as well and love to get together with them and know more about other religions.
• United States
10 Oct 09
I have a Muslim friend . We work together. Every Ramadan I ask how iot is going and in return she asks me about being Jewish . We have a good time .
@Harley009 (1416)
• India
3 Oct 09
Your discussion is for Catholics and non Muslims, However I'm a Muslim. Islam teaches to deal justly and lovingly with friends, relatives, neighbors, guests etc. There are lot of codes for these dealings. Un educated Muslims may be un-aware of these. Make sure that your friend is a real Muslim, then there won't be any problems for sure. You can make friends with Muslims, or being a Muslim with me as well :) . Thanks.
• Philippines
7 Sep 09
I have Muslim friends since I was in high school. They are very friendly and loyal. I don't see any reasons why we should not befriend them. Regardless of the religious beliefs we should all be fair and equal when it comes to friendships.
@russso (1699)
• Philippines
8 Sep 09
I agree with you ? they're one of the most loyal friends that one can have.
@rsa101 (35516)
• Philippines
8 Sep 09
Yeah it is sad indeed that there are good Muslims out there that are being dragged from being tagged as bad people. For me, Muslims are not what is being portrayed in the movies and news. They are mostly good people and their discipline and faith to their religions is indeed very deep. And for that, I have somehow deep admiration for those that preach and act what they believe in.
• Philippines
9 Sep 09
hi fatherblogger.. well, i have a Muslim friends they are so nice so its not hard to be friends with them.not all Muslims are bad. But we can't teach other how they be friends with the Muslims because everyone have their own opinion
@24Champ (465)
7 Sep 09
True friendship knows no religious boundaries. I have many Muslim friends in Mindanao. We have to realize that religion, social class, education, wealth, etc. should not be used to gauge a person's worth to be a friend to anyone. Respect and trust are the more essential ingredients in building friendship.
@kixsh101 (2110)
• Philippines
9 Sep 09
I have lots of Muslim friends though I am a devoted catholic. They are just like us (I presume youre a Christian too) some are good but some are not well-gifted with a good heart. It doesn't harm to minggle with them. And though some of the bad things happen because one of them doesnt mean that everyone of them is capable of doing it so. For me, religion doesn't really speak the whole personality of a person though it may contribute. Nonethesly being taught of what is right or not or merely the values that are taught by our parents since childhood molds the kind of person we are.
@alicia812 (647)
• Australia
9 Sep 09
Why not? I have lots of Muslim friends since my law school days. Many of them are my fraternal brothers and sisters. I am a Catholic and I don't set qualifications on my friends based on religion. For me, all of my friends are my friends because they have a good heart and they love me as much as I love them.
@russso (1699)
• Philippines
8 Sep 09
I have Muslim friends.Ü Despite stereotypes that have been formed by society, we should give everyone a chance to be our friends. Having this kind of attitude builds better friendships.
• Indonesia
8 Sep 09
No, i already lost heart with them. Like a piece of cake, i can't feel the taste anymore. If you see the discussion i made you will understand. No for them. No.
• Philippines
8 Sep 09
Yes of course.They're still human like us,they need respect and care.Same as non-muslim, each of them have different attitudes.Maybe those who did terrorism, have different principle in life.But remember, not all of them did that.And in reality,some Christians are big headed criminals and terrorists.:O
@zandi458 (28107)
• Malaysia
7 Sep 09
I grow up in a muslims neighborhood. I don't see any reason why I should alienate myself from people of other faiths. Islam is the most misunderstood religion in the world because of how the muslims extremists have done to rock the world over. These disgruntled muslims radicals who terrorized other nations are portraying a bad image of the real true believers of this religion. Through inter-marriages I have many muslims relatives and every Ramadan is a joy to me as I enjoy going to their open houses during this great festival.
@aseretdd (13730)
• Philippines
7 Sep 09
I don't even know if any of my friends was Muslim... i rarely ask them about their religion because i don't think that matters... when i was working abroad... i would only find out that a collegue or friend is a muslim when he or she doesn't eat pork... or if they would just mention it during a conversation...
• Malaysia
7 Sep 09
First off, let me say that this is a wonderful topic which you had started:-) I've read some of the respond and I was thankful that there's a lot of positive comment about having a Muslim friend. I'm proud to say that I am Muslim and I'm from Malaysia. Regardless of all the controversies surrounding us, Muslims, I'd like to say that we are also human being. Like any other religion, there's good and bad people. You should not treat us in disdain and view us as a bad person or a terrorist. I apologize if some of you out there have had some bad experience with Muslim people, but believe me that most of us ARE good people and we are all trying to lead a peaceful life...Peace, that's what everybody wants, right? One day, even if I'm not here anymore, I hope that our children will get to live in PEACE:-) So, instead of attacking each other's religion, let us all strive to promote peace in a world we live in today:-) I hope this message gets across everybody...:-) Happy mylotting!
• Philippines
7 Sep 09
There's no problem having a Muslim friend, there good people. I hate it when people also discriminate them in General as a terrorist most specially if their religion is misunderstood as terrorism, they're good people. it's just that some are misguided and some of these people wanted power...
@seanbryan (351)
• United Arab Emirates
7 Sep 09
hi there! I have several Muslim colleagues at work and they are all nice. They are all Egyptians the so called high professionals in the pharma industry and yet they treat people of any race, of any religion without discrimination. I should say not every Muslim should be linked with terrorists as they are also peace loving people. Good Day!
@iceydon (342)
• Philippines
7 Sep 09
What is there in being a moslem that would prevent people from befriending them? Different cultures could co exist in the name of friendship.All men are equal in the name of God. So lets all be friends for religious belief should not be the hindrance in achieving a healthy human relationship with our neighbors.All men are good including moslems.