Tuesday, April 07, 2009

'No Hard Feelings'

"And we will convey our deep appreciation for the Islamic faith, which has done so much over centuries to shape the world -- including in my own country."

--President Barack Obama's apology to the Islamic world,
Turkey, April 6, 2009


Anonymous said...

Can Muslim citizens be loyal to a non-Muslim government?

Many are loyal, of course, but it is in spite of Islamic teaching. Unlike other faiths, Islam is not just a religion but a political system as well. The state is intended to be inseparable from religious rule. Islamic law, or Sharia, is complete and not designed to coexist with or be subordinate to other legal systems.

Muslims are not meant to be ruled by non-Muslims. The Qur'an is very clear that they are to resist unbelievers by any means until Islam establishes political supremacy. This doesn't mean that everyone must be forced to become Muslim, but rather that everyone must submit to Muslim rule


Anonymous said...

From the Hadith:

Muslim (19:4294) - "When you meet your enemies who are polytheists [Christians], invite them to three courses of action. If they respond to any one of these, you also accept it and withhold yourself from doing them any harm. Invite them to (accept) Islam; if they respond to you, accept it from them and desist from fighting against them ... If they refuse to accept Islam, demand from them the Jizya. If they agree to pay, accept it from them and hold off your hands. If they refuse to pay the tax, seek Allah's help and fight them"

Wendy Woodley said...

And a picture is better than a thousand words.