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Greetings. I am a man of science and a fighter for equality. Being a lover of history, it didn't take me long to see the wonders Islam brought to a dark time for humanity. Islam strongly believed in not allowing faith to interfere with scientific progress, and that all are equal. From my intense studies recently, I've realized that in many regions such philosophy has been erased and replaced with fundamentalism. Sexism, homophobia, and hatred toward other religions has become a common trait of Muslims. I find this religion beautiful and the culture it came from intriguing. Though a huge skeptic, I think Islam has the potential to become a progressive and accepting religion. So, my question is: As a fighter for gay rights (I myself am not gay), women's rights, and peace between all people no matter what - would you accept me as a fellow Muslim?

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I’m intrigued. I’d be most grateful if you would describe, in detail and with appropriate references, what it is you are ‘hugely sceptical’ about, and why.

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@TeenMuslim: There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad (peace be upon him) is the messenger of Allah.

La, c'est fini.

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(Aug 01 '13 at 02:43) TeenMuslim ♦ TeenMuslim's gravatar image

well not until, you say the kalimah, (declaration of faith)

the more deep you go in science, the more you ll love Islam,and come to know it

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Anyone can say kalimah. Doesn't make them Muslim.

(Aug 01 '13 at 02:33) sadie ♦ sadie's gravatar image

Yes, I know what Islam means and its terminology's background (historian, remember). Though the sources I read described submission as more of a notion for power and wisdom; which I believe means little for the sake of progress. Muhammad (peace be upon him) talked of how people in writing or interpreting scripture failed miserably, twice. To me this shows the fallibility, assuming that the prophets were going somewhere with their theology, of humans. Ergo, we must constantly doubt, challenge, and improve our views on everything. Thanks for the answer.

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Now wait your twisting god s message. Never did he say be gay. So no matter what you think you standing for gay rights is against god. and women's rights... What exactly do you mean? Peace no matter what kind of person or way of life. YHA good luck with that. This life is only for a short time Salam

(Aug 01 '13 at 02:01) sadie ♦ sadie's gravatar image

I personally would not. And I will tell you why . A Muslim is someone who submits his/her whole self to Allah. This means following his laws. Forbidding what is forbidden and implement what is lawful. Not following our own ignorant desires. Or man made laws. Do you see the difference? You can't have both. Choose Allah or choose this worldly way. Salam

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