Originally posted by Down4Whateva
Ok here I go, Jameela was absolutly correct.in her explanation of the word khafir and all other things about Islam.
A khafir is someone that knows the truth and hides it.
Jews and Christians are the people of the Book.
I highly respect her and I am troubled by the news of this pm about hideing your Muslim identity,butt until you produce proof i can't believe it.
If it is true, then where's mine Jameela?
Am I not Muslimy enough?( ;
Allow me to explain
Getting rid of anyone who can defend the Islamic faith is the name of the game for a handful of people on this site
Therefore when that poster used the word 'munafiq' a decidedly Arabic word that Muslims use, I messaged him thinking he might be a Muslim who did not
want anyone to know he was and I told him if he did not want people to believe he was Muslim then perhaps he might like to edit the post....
I do not see this as being shifty in some way....I figure not everyone on this board cares to announce their faith so they will have to defend said
faith constantly instead of contributing to other threads they are more interested in contributing to. As it seems the case for anyone who announces
they are Muslim on these boards.
Being an advocate of personal privacy is not 'shifty'...lol
That said, if you say the shahadah you are 'muslimy' enough...I simply have had no cause to speak to you, as it is not my habit to speak to people for
Also to Add:
I want to clarify, that a kafir is one who covers up, and also obstinately rejects, the truth. But it is important to realize, that one must have a
full and complete knowledge before they can reject anything, this is why it refers as much to people of the Muslim faith than anyone, even though it
can refer to others who have full knowledge of Islam.
It must be noted that Ibless (la) was called a kafir in the Quran, he knew the truth, knew all about Allah, even worshiped Allah for thousands of
years among the angels, yet is called kafir for his rejection of Allah's commands...
this shows one must have knowledge to be considered a kafir.
Someone who is simply ignorant of Islam can never be a kafir and is never referred to as a kafir in the Holy Quran. Christians are referred to as Ahl
al Kitab 54 times in the Quran, and Ahl al Injeel once. There were some Christians even then who had taken Jesus (as) as a God, but Allah does not
separate or differentiate those people from the Ahl al Kitab, therefore, we must believe in the words of Allah, and not our own suppositions
concerning these matters.
I prefer Allah's words over my own thoughts, and so do the majority of the Muslims. There are Muslims out there who are confused, and do not know well
the religion or the Book, but these are not the majority, they are but a tiny minority in Islam.
edit on 11-5-2012 by Jameela because: (no