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Just because Muslims do it, doesn't make it right!

By January 24, 2013

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I often get questions from readers who say, "If such-and-such is forbidden in Islam, why do I see so many Muslims doing it?" The short answer is that Muslims, like all human beings, are imperfect. They become swayed by their own desires, bow to peer pressure, and suffer from laziness or ignorance. For many different reasons, Muslims do not always follow the teachings of Islam as they should. When they do realize and correct their mistakes, however, they will find that Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. Nothing changes the fact that certain actions are forbidden in Islam. For example:

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January 31, 2013 at 8:31 am
(1) Qedrallah says:

The short answer again is ‘No’.What is right or not depends solely on what is there in the Holy Quran and Hadith of Mohammed(PBH).One should not be mis-led by what others usually do.I have the feeling that questions of this type are simply raised to exemplify that All Muslims do not adhere to Allah’s commandments ! This can’t be denied for we see it going just like that. May Allah forgive us all !

February 2, 2013 at 10:53 am
(2) Abdlilah says:

What is forbidden remains forbidden unless there is a compelling state of affairs that makes it ‘halal’. Every human dealing is either Godly or Ungodly irrespective of one’s faith. As to what is Godly or Ungodly, one has to refer to the nonfalacious, noncontradicting, nonrefutabe…… divine guideline to all humanity,as taught by Prophet Muhammed(PBH), which beyond doubt, is applicable to any humanly affair we may perceive. Needless to dispute on, have the courage to read it, test it, live with it, consistently adhere to it. It is a way/ methodology of life [forgetting the Theological aspect if you like]ordained by one and only one true God, “Allah” to us all. To come to the point in plain, the short answer is obviously a “yes” if in comformity with the divine guideline and a ‘No’ , otherwise

February 9, 2013 at 2:41 pm
(3) Patrick says:

The “buying with interest-based loans” is an interesting one that I did not know about previously. How do Muslims, who follow their faith very strictly, generally purchase cars or homes? I suppose that it may be easier with a car (buy a used car with cash, or find a 0% APR loan) but almost every loan that you get for a house has some sort of interest built in to it.

March 1, 2013 at 4:26 am
(4) razak says:

simple,if are looking the mistake that done by muslim ,of course its easy.but if are lookinf the faith of muslim. then u should learn about islam without prejudice and u will find the answer.

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