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  • Message 1. 

    Posted by Good Guy (U14749324) on Thursday, 12th May 2011

    Why is Islam the fastest growing religion?

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    Posted by Oliver (U14753185) on Thursday, 12th May 2011

    Countries where Islam is very popular have very fast growing populations and therefore the Islamic populations are also growing quickly.

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    Posted by Miss Petal (U14720287) on Sunday, 15th May 2011

    because it provides the truth and brings peace in one's life

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    Posted by hanz4eva (U14798642) on Sunday, 15th May 2011

    Yes I agreesmiley - smiley X

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    Posted by U14797517 (U14797517) on Sunday, 15th May 2011

    Yeah i agree!
    Islam brings peace in my life

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    Posted by Oliver (U14753185) on Sunday, 15th May 2011

    As does every religon....

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    Posted by Asra (U14870649) on Sunday, 15th May 2011

    Yes all religions bring peace but Islam is the only religion thats religious book is up tp date and keeps up with todays everyday life and other religioins' holy book do not do this

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    Posted by ZakRob (U14870651) on Sunday, 15th May 2011

    i would say it is because it is the most complete religion. what i mean by that is, that there is a 'religious' way to do everthing in islam. so there are not many things for inter-religous debate. so it is the religion that makes the most sense.

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    Posted by Oliver (U14753185) on Sunday, 15th May 2011

    Something written in the 7th century isn't that "up to date" and considering some of the things it says about what to do to other religous groups I would hardly say it is anymore up to date or peaceful...

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    Posted by Oliver (U14753185) on Monday, 16th May 2011

    9:29:
    "Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued."

    In my opinion its hardly up to date to say that you should fight some one over beleifs, there also other things even less up to date like what it says about homosexuals.

    You can say these where all in the context of the time which is fair but don't turn round and then say the book is up to date.

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    Posted by sami (U14842613) on Monday, 16th May 2011

    it doesnt mean literally fight -.-
    it is saying you should stand up for your religion against those who challenge it, and does not encourage violence.

    'To kill is a grievous sin.' Surah 17.31

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    Posted by Oliver (U14753185) on Monday, 16th May 2011

    "...until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued"
    This line removes any ambiguity to the statement as if you fight someone until they are in submission means you are literarly fighting them...

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    Posted by sami (U14842613) on Monday, 16th May 2011

    no it doesnt.
    subdued by the power of the religion.

    misinterpretation is a common mistake.

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    Posted by Oliver (U14753185) on Tuesday, 17th May 2011

    Well what about this quote....
    "The Day of Judgement will not come about until Muslims fight the Jews (killing the Jews), when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say O Muslims, O Abdullah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him. Only the Gharkad tree, (a certain kind of tree) would not do that because it is one of the trees of the Jews"
    There no room for interpratation as that directly mentions killing jews....

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    Posted by TheBritishOne (U14861495) on Tuesday, 24th May 2011

    There is room for interpretation [edited by moderator] its says make the jews scared not kill them.

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    Posted by The Marshall (U14786179) on Wednesday, 1st June 2011

    No,Islam does not bring peace.In my own opinion.

    You blame us Hindu's for pushing you around India.Look,have you heard of Gandhi?We did not push you around.


    In my own opinion ,Buddhism and Hinduism are peaceful religions.Those religions do not preach ''mine is great'' or ''kill this and that''.No,those religions are better.

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    Posted by ZO THE GREAT (U14884654) on Wednesday, 1st June 2011

    Yes. Scientists have now proved some things in Holy Quran.e.g.
    1.There are two rivers floating side by side one is dirty and the other is pure but they never meat.
    2.An English scientist proved that when you bow in prayer our brain becomes healthy.

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    Posted by Han Ban (U14706661) on Wednesday, 1st June 2011

    1. Huh? I don't get it. smiley - smiley

    2. Results found by one scientists isn't valid evidence. I could claim that my study into beefburgers proved they caused people to become obese, but as this is only one study it lacks validitiy. If 20 identical studies found that beefburgers cause obesisity then I could claim my research was reliable and valid. However, I would also have to take into account of the general lifestyle of my participants, their diet, their overall wellbeing, their family history of diseases, etc.

    One study doesn't cut it unfortunately. I'm sure prayers probably do have a positive affect, but other people's prayers (who belong to a different religion) could also lead to the same effect. So to ensure your study was reliable, you'd have to repeat this experiment and also conduct the same experiment on other religious people.

    Also,depending on the scientist's beliefs this could change the results; if they were religious themseleves then this may mean they unconciosuly wish to see a positive result and so will seek more positive results that back up their theory, than negative results.

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    Posted by abdilahi (U14895033) on Monday, 6th June 2011

    islam is the fastest growing religion because islam is a peaceful religion which welcomes all people from different races to convert to islam

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    Posted by Oliver (U14753185) on Tuesday, 7th June 2011

    To be fair most religons have had violent moments at time the only ones I can think of that haven't are budhism and shinto and maybe sikhism(but I dont no much about it so I am probably wrong), but anyway Islam is the fastest growing religon because of its demographics not because it is "the best" or the "most peaceful" religon.

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    Posted by Ksnglnd (U14755367) on Tuesday, 7th June 2011

    To be fair most religons have had violent moments at time  

    The Flying Spaghetti Monster has no deaths attributed to Him.

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    Posted by The Marshall (U14786179) on Tuesday, 7th June 2011

    To be fair most religons have had violent moments at time the only ones I can think of that haven't are budhism and shinto and maybe sikhism(but I dont no much about it so I am probably wrong), but anyway Islam is the fastest growing religon because of its demographics not because it is "the best" or the "most peaceful" religon.  I agree on that one

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    Posted by Oliver (U14753185) on Tuesday, 7th June 2011

    :P time will tell....

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    Posted by Han Ban (U14706661) on Wednesday, 8th June 2011

    I still want an explanation about the river thing, that's really intriguing and confusing. So...explanation anyone?

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    Posted by Oliver (U14753185) on Wednesday, 8th June 2011

    I think the person was mistaken and meant seas, Because there are two seas that meet but don't mix and the Quaran recorded this aparantly...

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    Posted by U14977205 (U14977205) on Thursday, 8th September 2011

    The Quran is up to day, just because its made long time ago and was revealed to our Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) time back doesent meant its not up to date, everything written in the HOLY QURAN is happening now and some stuff that it says is going to happen.

    Aslaam.

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    Posted by U14977205 (U14977205) on Monday, 12th September 2011

    It does say something about global warming, i have read it in the Quran before:

    "mischief has appeared in the land and sea because of what men have done with their own hands that Allah may give them a taste of some of their deeds, in order that they may turn back"

    another one is:
    13:41 See they not that We gradually reduce the land (in their control) from its outlying borders? (Where) Allah commands, there is none to put back His Command: and He is swift in calling to account. <this is maybe global warming or something near to it, possiibely in the future?

    ALSO, this is one of the signs of day of judgement, "When it will be hot in winter and vice versa "(global warming)?

    i also made a post about lots of miracles of islam but they did not let me post it for some reason. if you got msn please email me, thanks.

    MAY ALLAH GUIDE YOU TO THE RIGHT PASS. AMEEN!

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    Posted by U14982785 (U14982785) on Sunday, 18th September 2011

    Yes all religions bring peace but Islam is the only religion thats religious book is up tp date and keeps up with todays everyday life and other religioins' holy book do not do this  Well the bible is up-to-date just the same amount as the quaran. I mean, the bible has hidden messages and they can be translated to meanings today. as for the thing about " Islam brings peace" that is rather offencive to christians since all religions bring peace to different people..
    :p

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    Posted by The Marshall (U14786179) on Tuesday, 20th September 2011

    No.In the Quarn I can clearly quote this

    ''58:5 Those who resist Allah and His Apostle will be humbled to dust, as were those before them: for We have already sent down Clear Signs. And the Unbelievers (will have) a humiliating Penalty
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    Allah is an enemy to unbelievers. - Sura 2:98

    On unbelievers is the curse of Allah. - Sura 2:161

    Slay them wherever ye find them and drive them out of the places whence they drove you out, for persecution is worse than slaughter. - 2:191

    Fight against them until idolatry is no more and Allah's religion reigns supreme. (different translation: ) Fight them until there is no persecution and the religion is God's entirely. - Sura 2:193 and 8:39

    You can find these online as well.Now if I should see Islam as a peaceful relegion,surely it can not say this?Why would you ever think like this when we could learn to intergreate with each other.

    You see here?Where is this showing me that I should see Islam as peaceful? Where in the Quaran does it say about global warming?I don't think any relegion brings peace except hindusim and Buddhism.Buddhism,because it clearrs your mind and enlightens you,and Hindusim because we know the power of death.We accept for what it is.Not many relegions encourage that.But back to the point,Islam is only a fast growing relgion due to the forcefulness on people who are forced to convert to it.The next thing you would be saying is that we worship idols.Catholics do.And I don't think Islam is a peaceful relegion,not when you have wriitng like that in your holy book,will it never be considered as ''peaceful ''

    You do realize in the Middle east there are strict laws and yet you proclaim your relegion is best?What is this? Why ,please let me ask this question,why in the Uk should there be muslim faith schools? I think it is better if Muslims stopped bragging about their relgion,the same goes to everyone and learn to respect each other first,then say that your relegion is great.

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    Posted by Safiya122 (U14983325) on Wednesday, 21st September 2011

    It brings peace and knowledge. People who are athiests or are from another religion choose to convert for there own reasons. I was born a Muslim so not as if I converted.

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    Posted by The Marshall (U14786179) on Wednesday, 21st September 2011

    No religion can bring peace and knowledge unless it is not perverted in its thinking.Islam is a mere example of that.I will say this again,in your koran it says to kill infidels.Can you justify that?.I think you should read the Buddhist scriptures and see what peace and knowledge is really about.

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    Posted by Safiya122 (U14983325) on Thursday, 22nd September 2011

    ISLAM IS ABOUT BRINGING PEACE AND LOVE.
    If there are people there are terrorists, it's not fair to assume that the whole religion is not bringing peace. Allah does not want hate, he hates terrorism. Are you claiming it is Allah's fault this has happened? People are the way they are for reasons. You believe that Islam does not bring peace but that's just what you think.
    People are the way the are for a reason. You cannot blame a religion for that! What if your people had caused a terrorism attack, it would be wrong to blame your religion, your God/s for that would it not?
    India has a lot more Muslims that in Pakistan btw.

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    Posted by Safiya122 (U14983325) on Thursday, 22nd September 2011

    Well the Hindu's should have said NO then shouldn't they?
    But I find you "having to laugh at this" quite rude. You seem have something against Islam? I have no disrespect for your country. Infact I am sure there has been some sort of terrorism going on in your country, it happens but you seem to have a thing where you have to talk about the history of Muslims and Hindu's. Do Muslims invade India not and force Hindu's to become Muslims? No, old news. Time's changed, move on.

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    Posted by Safiya122 (U14983325) on Thursday, 22nd September 2011

    LOL at this. When your people die, they get burnt. What's that all about then?
    Yes Allah dislikes those who are not believers. The whole point is because He wants people to save themselves from the Hell fire. The Quran says things that are going to happen in the future. Is there any other religion book that says so?

    And as for what you said below about stop bragging, you're right, it applies for everyone but how can the bragging stop when people like you seem to have to say such things? Islam is about peace and what not, but the hate in the world is not just caused by Muslims so please, stop assuming it is smiley - smiley

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    Posted by Safiya122 (U14983325) on Thursday, 22nd September 2011

    It's spelt Quran.
    I don't read any other religion book besides my Quran (not that I have anything against the Buddhist scriptures). When the Quran says to kill infidels, it's those who do wrong in the world.
    The problem in society is that it seems like the world has so much hate for every religion. Like with you guys, you worship idols, with no disrespect, many will object to that and feel you will go straight to Hell. Tell me what does your religion say? What does YOUR religion say about US? You tell me that first smiley - smiley

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    Posted by The Marshall (U14786179) on Thursday, 22nd September 2011

    First.Muslims and Hindus have interacted since history.The Muslims were the first to invade India and they committed crimes.I can bring a whole proof if you want.

    2nd.I would never worship a God who dislikes disbelivers.People are entitled to live a life.They don't need their parents scaring them.This ''Hell'' concept is just made to scare people.I do not care whether I go to Hell or Heaven.If you can master the concept of not having fear,then you should not worry about Hell or Heaven

    3rd.You blame my country for terriosm? I laugh at it. Find and give me evidence of terrorism committed by us.Daily in India there are bombings.Why?Who causes them? Muslims terrorist.

    4th.There are more Hindu's in India than muslims and more Indians in the world.Btw. I have been to India,I was born there and I lived there as well.Don't tell me that you know everything.

    5th.In repulsion to your ''idol '' thing.Look.We burn our dead.People cry,that's usual,but you don't see so many people dying.We know the power of death..You don't.So what if I worship one? We aslo have a Main God.This monotheism thing won't work on us.My grandfather died when I was around 5,in 2005,I never got to develop a relationship fully,but I moved on.

    6th.Oh,So If that is written in your Koran(You do not respect my religion,so I will write Koran,I have a freedom of speech to do it)Infidels do wrong.I see.So if I stole something,would you kill me and my whole family?

    7th.You only read the Koran.You know nothing about me,my relegion or country,you do not know there is Hindi and Urdu.You have tolerance towards my religion.Many muslims hate our religion! That is why I have hate against yours.I have no hate to you,for me,you are a human being.But it is your religion and its thinking I am agasint.

    8th.Our religion also reads peace and love.We do not say in our books ''Kill people '' ok? It seems to me as if you are encouraging it.It does not say anything about killing.It says nothing to you.But we are seen as killers who sacrifice people and the caste system.Thats all old news.Now it doesn't exist.The Caste system is being wrenched

    9th.You have everything against me.You should begin to read other religious texts as well.Otherwise you know nothing of the world.You see us as negative ,not +.

    Now please explain/

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    Posted by Han Ban (U14706661) on Thursday, 22nd September 2011

    My religion says that those who cause suffering disobey all rules set out by the Gods and Godesses in treating the world and those who inhabit with respect. Therefore, our view on Islam is to treat it with respect and kindness, but if we are not treated with the same respect and kindness we will see no need to bestow it and we may act in a defensive manner if our freedom is threatened. The same applies to all religions, not just Islam.

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