What do you think about Muslims ?

If you are Muslim then what do you think about your religion ?

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I'm Christian by the way.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I am not a Muslim, But I take time to know about them. Since you ask for our opinion, we might as well response to this question unbiase and in accordance with what I've learned.

    Muslim an agentive noun meaning "one who submits whole heartedly [to God]".

    Muslim is a person who other people "salimou" ,(i.e. were left unharmed/assulted, left at peace) from his tongue and hands (i.e. no physical or verbal harassment).

    A Muslim can be a - Sunni

    The Sunni are the largest group in Islam. In Arabic, as-Sunnah literally means principle or path. Sunnis and Shi'a believe that Muhammad is a perfect example to follow, and that they must imitate the words and acts of Muhammad as accurately as possible. Because of this reason, the Hadith in which those words and acts are described are a main pillar of Sunni doctrine.

    Sunnis recognize four major legal traditions (madhhabs): Maliki, Shafi'i, Hanafi, and Hanbali. All four accept the validity of the others and Muslims choose any one that he/she finds agreeable to his/her ideas. There are also several orthodox theological or philosophical traditions (kalam).

    A muslim can be a - Shi'a (shittes)

    Muslims, the second-largest branch, differ from the Sunni in rejecting the authority of the first three caliphs. They honor different accounts of Muhammad (hadith) and have their own legal traditions. Shi'a scholars have a larger authority than Sunni scholars and have greater room for interpretation. The concept of Imamah (leadership) plays a central role in Shi'a doctrine. Shi'a Muslims hold that leadership should not be passed down through a system such as the caliphate, but rather, descendants of Muhammad should be given this right as Imams.

    A Muslim can be a - Salafis

    Salafis are a smaller, more recent Sunni group. To other Muslims and non-Muslims Wahabi is the term most popularly associated with them. Followers of Salafism often also use the term "Ahl-us Sunnah Wa Jama'ah" as a label for their following, which would translate to English as "Congregation of the Followers of Sunnah". Salafiyyah is a movement commonly thought as founded by Muhammad ibn Abd al Wahhab in the 18th century in what is present-day Saudi Arabia. They are classified as Sunni. One of the foremost principles, however, is the abolition of "schools of thoughts" (legal traditions), and the following of Muhammad directly through the study of the sciences of the Hadith (prophetic traditions). The Hanbali legal tradition is the strongest school of thought where the Islamic law in Saudi Arabia is derived from, and they have had a great deal of influence on the Islamic world because of Saudi control of Mecca and Medina, the Islamic holy places, and because of Saudi funding for mosques and schools in other countries. The majority of Saudi Islamic scholars are considered as Wahhabis by other parts of the Islamic world.

    A Muslim can be a - Kharijites

    Another sect which dates back to the early days of Islam is that of the Kharijites. The only surviving branch of the Kharijites are the Ibadi Muslims. Ibadhism is distinguished from Shiism by its belief that the Imam (Leader) should be chosen solely on the basis of his faith, not on the basis of descent, and from Sunnism in its rejection of Uthman and Ali and strong emphasis on the need to depose unjust rulers. IBADI ISLAM is noted for its strictness, but, unlike the Kharijites proper, Ibadis do not regard major sins as automatically making a Muslim an unbeliever. Most Ibadi Muslims live in Oman.

    A Muslim can be a - Ijtihadist

    Another trend in modern Islam is that which is sometimes called progressive. Followers may be called Ijtihadists. They may be either Sunni or Shi'ite, and generally favor the development of personal interpretations of Qur'an and Hadith.

    A Muslim can be a - Submitters

    One very minuscule group, based primarily in the Western United States, follows the teachings of Rashad Khalifa and calls itself the "Submitters". They reject the Hadith and Fiqh, and say that they follow the Qur'an only. They also consider Khalifa a messenger after Muhammad (Rashad Khalifa proclaimed himself the "Messenger of the Covenant"). Most Muslims of both the Sunni and the Shia branches consider this group to be heretical. Some Muslims, however, will reject Khalifa's messenger status but will also reject both the Fiqh and the Hadith.

    A Muslin can be a - Ahmadi

    There is also a small sect in India and Pakistan which identifies themselves as Ahmadi Muslims. Although this sect is altogether rejected by mainstream and authentic Islamic scholars, they continue to identify themselves as Muslims. They believe that rest of the Muslims who do not share faith with them are non muslims.

    This is what I Know about Muslim only.

    Source(s): Personal Views and Opinion Wikipedia
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  • 1 decade ago

    When I first think of Muslims I simply consider them as just another religion in the world. Then I usually envision people with their heads wrapped or covered that pray several times a day. After that, I think about how sad it is that some religions are used as an excuse for violence by zealots. About that time I decide I don't want to think about Muslims any more.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Alhamdilliah (Praises to Allah (God)! I was a Christian and converted to Islam. I found Islam so much richer in meaning than any other religion and Muslims to be the warmest people. I welcome questions asked by the genuinely curious to help bring an understanding of this wonderful faith and hope to continue, inshallah.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I'm not a Muslim, and I think Muslims are friendly, peace-loving and some of the most hospitable people on the planet. They've great food too.

    Terrorists, suicide bombers etc are not considered by me to be Muslim and in my opinion Allah has forsaken them because in injuring and killing innocent people they have gone against principles of Islam, and I believe majority of Muslims are against them as well.

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  • 1 decade ago

    A more productive question would be what do you think of the muslims you know...

    I am a muslim and i like my religion coz it answers many of my question. It answers question to me that i find many others asking..

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  • 1 decade ago

    Ooh man, after seeing the long answers above, I know I can't earn ten point. Anyway, I like the Muslims, specially I like the Afghan food, it is sooo tasty. There is a restaurant in Vancouver called Afghan Horse, and it is one of my favourites.

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  • Shossi
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    1 decade ago

    I am Jewish, and I have nothing against the religion, or the people. They have good and bad people, like everyone else.

    I do feel the religion is more compatible with my ideas than Christianity is. They also believe that G-d is one.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I think islam has very stringent rules and regulation, as well it binds the followers through emotional feeling. There is not room for modification in islam. So, once you are tempted to islam you will be caught in it as a fly in a web. Because if you even want to try islamic faith you have to first accept that allah is only god and quran is only truth. Once you accept that and surrender to islam then you are slave ot it.

    I personally pity those muslims.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I'm Muslim, of course I love my religion, and I'm always proud of being a Muslim, but we do respect all of the religions.

    Our religion is great & perfect.

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  • Irmak
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    1 decade ago

    I'm Muslim and I think that my religion is very peaceful and true :-) thanx for the question.

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