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Re: Ethnicity trumps Religion/Deen?
By:Helen
Date: Tuesday, 22 June 2010, 10:35 am
In Response To: Re: Ethnicity trumps Religion/Deen? (Sidqi)

IMHO, the answer to this three-part question is very simple.

Q: Has religion failed in its goal to unite believers?
A: No, because by definition religion serves to divides us. It does not unite us. The mistake is to presume that Islam is a religion, when it is a deen. Islam would not fail to unite us, if only we actually followed it.

Q: Does ethnicity tinged with sectarianism trumps faith?
A: Ethnicity and sectarianism are both forms of division, and division is all about self-interest (and thus is shirk). Faith - that is religious faith - does not unite us.

Q: Does religion take a back seat when it comes to self interest? If so, why?
A: See answers 1 and 2.

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Ethnicity trumps Religion/Deen?
Mubashir -- Monday, 21 June 2010, 2:59 pm
Re: Ethnicity trumps Religion/Deen?
Dr. Shabbir -- Monday, 21 June 2010, 4:06 pm
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Mubashir -- Tuesday, 22 June 2010, 12:15 pm
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JAWAID AHMED -- Monday, 21 June 2010, 3:38 pm
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Sidqi -- Monday, 21 June 2010, 5:53 pm
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shahalam -- Tuesday, 22 June 2010, 6:13 am
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JAWAID AHMED -- Tuesday, 22 June 2010, 7:34 am
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Helen -- Tuesday, 22 June 2010, 10:35 am
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Mubashir -- Tuesday, 22 June 2010, 12:23 pm
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Jawaid Ahmed -- Tuesday, 22 June 2010, 1:19 pm
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abby -- Tuesday, 22 June 2010, 6:18 pm
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Sidqi -- Tuesday, 22 June 2010, 10:52 pm
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abby -- Tuesday, 22 June 2010, 5:58 pm
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dana whitaker -- Friday, 25 June 2010, 5:19 am
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Rumi -- Saturday, 26 June 2010, 3:24 am