I read through all the posts on this topic (I was sent the link to this topic as a joke mocking how sexist some Islamists are). The only reason I joined this message board was to tell you guys that the posts by "moderatesufi" are enough to scare anyone even remotely interested in Islam far, far away! I know the Qur'an very well. However, if I didn't, I would make the mistake of thinking that such a backwards man is an example of what Islam and the Qur'an stands for.
Yes, women should support men... but they are not slaves! They are only slaves to God. Thank you sister Fozia for putting this man in his place. I certainly hope a man such as moderatesufi does not run any mosque near my neighborhood, infesting people's brains with such hate for women and feminism. Women are equal to men (even though according to you guys her responsibilities may be different). And women should be educated, made aware of their rights, and treated with love and respect!
Salaam to all.
You can criticize me or disagree with me all you like but there are some fundamental mistakes you have made unrelated to this thread that I must correct.
Firstly the use of the word Islamist. This word does not appear in the Quran, the Sunnah or even in the Arabic language. There is the word Islam. We do not need to add the suffix ist to indicate a follower of Islam. We already have a word for a follower of Islam and that is Muslim.
The word Islamist was made up by people who are against Islam, so wanted a word to describe its followers other than the word Muslim, because they wanted to keep cultural Muslims on side. By cultural Muslims, I refer to people born in to Muslim families but who do not use Islam as a reference point.
So do not use the word Islamist, it isn't an insult to me, it is an insult to all people who follow Islam, whether they agree with me or disagree with me. If you think my views disagree with Islam, there are many alternative words to you. I am an Islamist to kaffir who see Islam as something negative. If you view me as negative do not say I am negative because I follow Islam, that I am an Islamist.
Secondly, people who are going to convert to Islam do so because they believe in the creed of Islam.
That Allah is one and Allah alone should be worshipped, without partners or intermediaries.
They believe in the worship of and the obedience to Allah, not created beings.
The key issue here is they do not convert to Islam because the rules of Islam agrees with their whims and desires.
The whims and desires of people is something that changes with ever generation, and Islam doesn't change.
And that is the key issue here, in man made religions they forbid, what Allah allows to please the people. And allow what Allah forbids to please the people. While our religion, is about pleasing Allah, not pleasing the people.
So some religions move forward with the times, and change the laws that are from earlier backward times, and replace them with new forward laws. But when they do this, those religions stop being the religions of God and start being the religions of man.
And the people who follow those religions stop being worships of Allah and start being worshippers of the priests and rabbis who changed the laws.
Christianity and Judaism do this, and they haven't stopped doing this. Now they have introduced homosexual marriage in their churches and synagogues to be forward and not backwards.
But our religion was revealed 1400 years ago and it will remain what it is even if some consider it backwards. Because Our prophet pbh is the last. And what was revealed to him will not be changed.
It needs no change. And we need no advice from the kaffir on how to change it, even if they call themselves feminists.
Because Islam is good enough.
What was revealed to the Prophet pbh is good enough.
And the rights that were revealed to him for all of us, including women, is enough for us, with out adding the whims and desires of white faced feminists.