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Re: Is Islam Liberal?
By:jawaid ahmed,uk
Date: Tuesday, 6 March 2018, 3:09 pm
In Response To: Is Islam Liberal? (Al-Mawrid, Malaysia)

I have not watched Ghamidi but here is my take.

Wikipedia has:
"Liberalism is a political philosophy or worldview founded on ideas of liberty and equality. Liberals espouse a wide array of views depending on their understanding of these principles, but generally they support ideas and programmes such as freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, free markets, civil rights, democratic societies, secular governments, gender equality and international cooperation."

But we should not equate liberalism with a free for all, anything goes; the Quran is quite clear that human beings have a responsibility towards one another that involves rules or universal principles that if not applied result in degeneration of individuals and society.

In this sense islam based on the Quran is liberal but with well defined restrictions. Not a contradiction but common-human-sense.

Messages In This Thread

Is Islam Liberal?
Al-Mawrid, Malaysia -- Monday, 5 March 2018, 3:08 pm
Re: Is Islam Liberal?
jawaid ahmed,uk -- Tuesday, 6 March 2018, 3:09 pm
Re: Is Islam Liberal? / Your location?
Zia -- Monday, 5 March 2018, 4:34 pm