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Did You Say “Christian Islam”? Sorry, Does Not Compute!

DR.PASHA | December 27, 2007 | Section: Articles | 2073 reads


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Yet, in spite of all these similarities and overlaps, Islam remains Islam, while the various forms of non-Islam that these converts left behind continue to be what they always were before these people accepted Islam: non-Islam.

Therefore, there is no such thing in Islam as “Hindu Muslims” or “Christian Muslims” or “Jewish Muslims” or “Atheistic or Agnostic Muslims.”

What Islam offers instead is a clear choice between Islam and non-Islam, beginning with a clean sweep of non-Islam prior to entering the fold of Islam, as symbolized by the statement: Laa.

Whatever good elements are contained in any individual form of non-Islam, they are all already encompassed by the divine blanket of Islam. This obviates the need for these new converts to Islam to pack any of their old stuff as they make their move from non-Islam to Islam.

All this stems from and symbolizes the inclusiveness and flexibility of Islam. And not a throw back to what they have left behind in the form of their Christian, Jewish, Hindu or Atheist or Agnostic past.

That means when you have Islam, you have everything else.

You are now the heirs, through the intermediacy of Islam, of the entire legacy of divine guidance and goodness that humanity has either received from above – heaven – or developed through science and research from below – right here on earth.

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© 2007 Syed Husain Pasha

Dr. Pasha is an educator and scholar of exceptional 
talent, training and experience. He can be reached at DrSyedPasha [at] 
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