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November 9th, 2008

Do external symbols/dress/laws/state make people more Islamic?

At this link I have come across an article on a blog called Malaysia Today. (Page may be slow in loading.)

I have summed up what it discusses in the title above.

The writer, a prominent critic of the Malaysian government, blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin, has been freed from jail on the orders of a judge. He had been accused of causing ethnic tensions by ridiculing Islam. See the BBC News website. (It wasn’t for writing this article.)

One Response to “Do external symbols/dress/laws/state make people more Islamic?”

  1. November 13th, 2008 at 8:29 pm
    From Abdul Momin:

    This is the old debate between following the law (of a religion) or developing spirituality in order to have a relation with God, walk in His ways and deal with fellow humans in a just and humane manner.

    Usually those devoid of any intellect stress on following the laws and customs related to a religion. Just as such people are ignorant of the spiritual side of their religion, similarly they do not much care to find out whether the customs on which they lay so much stress are really a part of their religion or not.

    This has happened in Judaism, Christianity as well as in Islam.

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