reply to post by greeneyedleo
It is just a book. If one can not have faith without a book, then they have no faith at all IMO.
Bloody hell, let me say it one more time...
It's NOT a book to them.
Just take that fact and please ram it through your skull.
The sheer intolerance on this thread is scary, you'd think you were posting on Stormfront.org or something...
It's not that their completely devoted to the Quran as if it were some rare, relic or something. That's not the point. They don't worship the
Muslim children around the world are taught to memorize entire chapters from the Quran from a young age; so they don't need the Quran to actually
heed the words of Allah. They know his most important revelations off by heart.
The reason it holds such sentimental value for Muslims is because it is believed to be
the word of god. The literal word of god
spoke to Muhammed; and compounding that, it has not been changed or moderated like the Bible and all it's testaments have over time.
A Quran from the 7th Century is virtually identical to a modern Quran, there has been no modification to it's chapters whatsoever.
Thus, it is the ever-lasting pure word of god to Muslims. They feel compelled to protect this "sanctum" of their beliefs, to render it free of
corruption or alteration, so that they can heed Allah's words forever.
This stems from the early days of Islam when Muslims were widely persecuted and ridiculed by the various Pagans of Arabia, who used to destroy their
Qurans and places of worship.
Thus protecting the Quran was vitally important, as if they were destroyed they would no longer be able to heed God's words carefully, so they used
to memorize the book, copy it, hide it, etc...
Thus the custom of protecting one's Quran.
Are you satisfied now?
Yes it's different and otherworldly to treasure a text so much, but who the hell cares??
I love how people on this board concern themselves
with things that will never affect their lives or cross their paths.
It's their religion, their way of life, not yours.
Let them guard their Qurans as much as they want.
How does it affect you people?
Can't you just accept other people live differently from you without ripping your hair out of your heads and racking your brains to compute why their
so different? Forget it.
Let it go. Their different. Your different. Difference is inevitable. It's not a reason to hate and to conform to dumb bigotry, just because of how
they worship and live.
Have a little decency to respect someone else's treasure.
"One man's trash is another man's treasure"
after all. What you see as "just a book" they see as a symbol withstanding the test of
And this concludes Ethics 101... sheesh.
[edit on 19/5/08 by The Godfather of Conspira]