Thursday, May 29, 2008

"In the Qur'an you have several interpretations of jihad - violent and holy. Most Muslims are condemning war made in the name of religion. The problem is that in the Qur'an you have good and bad jihad, so you choose."

I don't usually do this, in fact I never do this, but I got so annoyed after reading that article and this sentence immediately came to my mind.

لن ترضى عنكم اليهود والنصارى حتى تتبعوا ملتهم..." صدق الله العلي العظيم


Arima said...

To be honest I think the article kind of has a point. Muslims are over-represented by militant jihadis rather than the majority who opt for a more spiritual type of jihad.
Moreover, there is no denying that a certain minority -unfortunately a very vocal minority- are very pervasively spreading their ideas around British universities, Muslim commuinity centres and mosques- this is particularly the case in areas such as Birmingham, Manchester etc but can also be seen here in the South...go to any mosque in the UK and you are certain to meet some real nutjobs...bizarrely this is the case much more often than in Syria or Egypt (speaking from my experience)
Whilst Nazir Ali was generalising in saying that 'radical Islam threatened to fill a "moral vacuum" in Britain arisen as a result of a decline of Christian values.' he does also point to a definite reaction amongst 2nd/ 3rd generation youth

Wassim said...

Arima...there are American soldiers in Iraq, Palestine is occupied and every Arab government from Rabat to Baghdad has bent the knee to Israel and America..We are sitting here debating which part of the Quran we should accept and which part we should ignore?

Arima said...

I accept that, however I do not believe that people blowing themselves up in UK shopping malls or tube stations is going to help anyone in Iraq or Palestine. What is needed is educated moderates who can negotiate rather than blowing it all with their fiery tempers!
Also -and this is not directed at you specifically- it annoys me no end when (and it is particularly Arab guys) go on about the need to make jihad in these countries when in fact its all just a lot of hot air- people need to act rather than talk.

Ayman said...

النص الصحيح للآية
"لن ترضى عنك اليهود ولا النصارى حتى تتبع ملتهم"

وهل نحن راضون عن اليهود والنصارى؟

Wassim said...

أيمن, شكراً لك على التصحيح و أعتذر للخظأ. أما لسؤالك, فهل تعني ب "نحن" المسلمين؟ و من قصدك في المسلمين, المسلم الملتزم بكل معاني الدين, أم من يتمسك بموضة الاسلام حسب متطلبّات المجتمع؟

أعتقد, و أقول هذا من غير أي تحفظ, أن المجتمعات الشرقية و خاصة المجتمعات المسلمة, تاريخيا تقبلت و تعاملة مع الغير في طريقة لم تفعلها دول الغرب. فالمحرقة لم تكن أول مذبحة ترتكب ضد اليهود و التطهير العرقي للأندلس و شرق أوروبا من المسلمين لم يكن رد فعل لأي عمل بالمثل قام به المسلمون, ناهيك عن قساوة الحرب و قلوب العسكر المتحجرة. من أجل ذلك, أعتقد أن جوابي هو نعم, نحن, كمسلمون حقيقيون, نتقبل اليهود و النصارى و طبعا, نتقبل رسلهم و وجودهم كآخر و هذا أمر حتى الآن لم يرد بالمثل.