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Why are muslims, in general, extremely religious compared to people of other religions worldwide?

In all my life, I've never met a group that was as pious as the Muslims. I've heard other's say "god bless you", but not much else. It also seems Muslims are worried about losing their faith. I was having a religious debate with a muslim once, and he was adamant that when Jesus comes back to earth, Christians will go on a 'crusade' to take over the middle east and oppress muslims....or something along those lines. I've been to India, and there were no Hindus or anything that were so involved with religion. Most people there were like Americans, who aren't extremely religious on the whole.

Update:

I'm not saying that no one else is religious, I'm just saying that on the whole, Muslims seem a lot more religous. I mean, there's a muslim leader (ahmadinejad) that believes the Holocaust is a myth that is placed above "God, religions and the prophets" and wants to wipe Israel off the map.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Islam is a way of life, a guidance for those who want and need it.

    This means that every aspect of the individual’s daily existence is guided by Islam: his family relations, his business relations, his education, his health, the means and manner by which he gains his livelihood, his philanthropy, what he sees and hears around him, what he reads, the way he regulates his time, the buildings in which he lives, learns and earns.

    Perhaps that's why you think Muslims are generally more religious.

    old dragon: Yes, we do believe that Prophet Isa or Jesus as you call him (peace be upon him) will return to save mankind and fight the Dajjal (antichrist). Check out this site http://www.jesuswillreturn.com/

    Source(s): I'm Muslim
  • First of all, I think Americans are pretty religious. Look at what is going on politically today--people fighting for creationism in schools, saying that we should ban gay marriage because the Bible tells us to, that God let 9/11 happen because of our moral decay. Most of us believe God made the world. If Muslims do appear more pious than other religions, I think it is because they perceive their religion is under attack by other groups who believe Islam is harmful and that a good Muslim is hard to find. The extremely religious Muslims--usually ultraconservatives who advocate a lifestyle revolving around the Koran that clashes with Western ways--are the ones getting all the press. I've known some very laid-back Muslims who are as secular as anyone I've met. You'll meet some crazy Muslims, but you'll meet some crazy Christians too.

  • 1 decade ago

    Islam is the newest of the popular world religions. As it was established in 660 AD or thereabouts, the clearest corollary is how Christianity was at the same point in its history. In the 1330s, there was still no Protestant Reformation, and the Dark Ages were in full swing. Even the most illiterate peasants were devoutly Christian throughout Europe. I figure Islam will be more laid back in another 700 or so years if it follows the same trajectory.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    This is just your near sited vision. I have met many Hindus who are very religious. I Know the Krishna Consciousness practice from4:00in the morning to 9:00 their practice and again in the evening with 2 and a half hours of meditation. It just really depends on who you associated with in every religion there are the very devout and the very basic believers

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Do you really believe that? What about the fundamentalist Mormons? The Amish are more religious than most others and yet don't go around preaching to others...they just live it.

    Many other religions are on a crusade as much as the Muslim are. They all think theirs is the one and only.

  • 1 decade ago

    Apparently you don't really know Americans. Americans are very religious. Muslims don't seem to be religious at all really. Religion is not about killing everyone who is a different religion. In fact religion is not about killing anyone at all. The Muslims who kill will spend eternity in hell. It is just too bad they are too stupid to know they are being used by Clerics and radicals. If Clerics and the radical Muslim leaders believed in what they have induced their followers to believe they would be the first to die. As far as Christians going on a crusade, forget it. Christians are civilized people, they don't do things like that.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    + I think that you premise your thoughts on a misconception. Try looking at on line church attendance and the number of evangelistic TV either late night or Sundays. Let alone the radio churches. Some Muslims are extremely outspoken so they may seem more into their religion. some of their activities like blowing up buildings do get a lot of attention.

    GOOD LUCK

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    So i assume the Christian KKK are merely good natured persons. You curiously don't be attentive to how the KKK might get carry of might flood church buildings and then put in their preachers of hate and bigatry and take over further and extra churchs below the BS of Christianity. so which you your little assertion of "have no longer something to worry from Christians" is faulty. An an all religious zealots are risky. Which ought to you be greater frightened of those on the different component of the international or those perfect around the corner. each and every physique is human beings, they are going to be greater in contact in taking care of their family contributors than pursuing a holy war. What you besides mght don't understand is that authentic Islam is accepting of all regilions using fact it recognizes that cultural journey might rename the only God to which they pray to. The Taliban that we are fighter are might desire to purely like the KKK. they're purely a sect finished of hate that are twisting faith to greater healthy their very own desires.

  • Muslim
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    1 decade ago

    Muslims take their god seriously. Allah, the Creator and Protector of all beings in the universe, big and small, in His essence His goodness and his deeds, remains alone and unique. One offers worship only to Him, who is Almighty, higher than everyone else and Himself being perfect in everything. By monotheism, Islam implies, not the mere belief that there is just one God, but it power the way for prayers and offerings to the one who is all Merciful and Omniscient.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Because the Koran has never been changed, and once you understand it you will realise what wisdon the Koran has and how peaceful you can be, thats why they tend to be more relgious, Muslims have respect for eachother and other religions and live life accordingly to their religion.

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