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  • As for new Sharia Laws of Brunei not being In accordance with the injunctions of the Quran, one should understand that Muslims let go of Quran a long time ago. Quran is by and large for most Muslims only an object of reverence, as it is uncreated like God and thus another God.
    What Brunei is doing in simply in active compliance of norms set by current Islamic theology for how an Islamic state should treat its Muslim citizens. Denying Muslims freedom of choice is an old Islamic practice. Hazrat Umar (ra) had once admonished Hazrat Osman publicly in a mosque for having come for Friday prayers without having taken a bath and having only done wuzu, though the latter had explained that he had just come back from travelling and the prayers had started. Hazrat Umar used to climb walls in the night and barge into people's houses if he heard sounds of singing and revelry coming from that house. Muslims are not supposed to have any freedom of belief and action in an Islamic State. Islamic states are known to have imprisoned and tortured some of our greatest aimma and many learned scholars for expressing thoughts contrary to the current state-sponsored belief.
    It was the same in Taliban ruled Afghanistan. We will see Taliban state 2.0 soon. Saudi Arabia, of course, is the original model of 20th century Islamic State.
    But in all fairness non-Muslins do have some freedom in an Islamic State. For instance, in Pakistan they can get a doctor's certificate showing they are alcoholic and need alcohol for survival. Having brought liquor bottles home, they can easily sell these bottles at several times the original price. But the Pakistani Muslims who buy these bottles complain that along with the hiked price to be paid, they also have to listen to moral lectures from these “kafirs” about taking hard drinks being a bad and un-Islamic practice.

    By Sultan Shahin - 4/14/2019 5:40:23 AM

  • Blatant lie by Naseer Ahmed. Sharia was directly or indirectly and constant aggression with non-Muslim is part of Islamic history and values, I wish you will answer on the Question raised below that of this current situation and this was the case in past as well with lots of documented proof from Islamic scholar themselves singing glory of Islam on non-Muslims 
    Here are the proofs, of sharia imposed and treatment of non-Muslims if you can refute them.
    1) India is paying Jajiya on the name of Asian premium when we buy oil from Middle East, A tax imposed on Kafir and Mushrkin.
    2)Not allowing worship place for Hindus in Middle East, like any other country where community buy the land built their temple, church, Gurudwaraa or Mosque and which version of "there is no compulsion in relgion of you taking Indians Hindus are ther now nearly for 50 years and treated badly in their faith.
    3)Harassing in India to Hindus to not allow to built Ram temple even prominent KK Mouhmmad Khan Archologist and others had said their was temple, so Muslim playing here land dispute card rather than relgious gourd they know that they will lose.
    4)Force conversion in Pakistan and Malaysia, in Malaysia non-muslasia are hurt economically to get converted or pay Indirect Jazzia.
    Hindus and other faith who are not Muslims.
    Jazia has taken new routes and new words like Asian premium tax, or creat environment that punished economically in Malaysia, Pakistan, Bangladeh and Kashmir valley.
    Playing victim card extortion money form worlds liberal western countries, while other community is also suffering economically.
    By Aayina - 4/13/2019 5:11:46 PM

  • I agree with Arshad sahib. Making Islam a regimentation of rules, prohibitions and imperatives is to not understand the true spirit of Islam.

    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 4/13/2019 1:09:59 PM

  • Arshad sb,
    While "Let there be no compulsion in religion" should have been what defines and distinguishes Islam, no traditional or classical Islamic scholar has taken this verse seriously or made this verse central to our beliefs. What we see the extremists doing is because of the failure of the traditionalists and the classicists to define Islam as a religion of no compulsion.
    They have believed in compulsion all along and treated verse 2:256 lightly and even as abrogated.
    By Naseer Ahmed - 4/13/2019 8:33:43 AM

  • Mohiyuddin sb, this only reflects the growing extremism in the Muslim world. Clerics are trying to establish a society where religion will be forced on people. They will be jailed for not offering namaz, jailed or executed for not fasting in Ramazan, women will have to apply in advance for fasting leave in Ramzan submitting medical leave for menstruation period as proof failing which they would be declared punishable for skipping fasting for no valid reasons. etc etc. Muslims in non Muslim countries are better Muslims because they go to the mosque on their own will which God likes the most. They are not pressurised for fasting still  they fast and even children fast on their own. Islam wants this kind of Islamic society not like that of Brunei. By arshad - 4/12/2019 11:07:42 PM

  • If the Quran condemns some activity as being sinful, then exceeding Quranic punishments would earn these rulers not only popularity but the favor of God. Or so they think!

    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 4/12/2019 11:26:13 AM