Originally posted by justwokeup
Islam is a combined religious and political system. If they are true believers then loyalty to the 'ummat al-Islamiyah' trumps any notional loyalty to
a nation state as the western world understands it.
That is why this happens.
...That's why the radical militants are apostates and is harming Islam.
Ummat al-Islamiyah, or Ummah means the collective community of ALL muslims.
But truth is...is the muslim world united today? Not with the sectarian strife that had been going on for 1200 years even going on still today, with
the persian infidel hoping that with creating a sneak nuke, he will get all sunnis to bow to him.
Secondly, an Ummah is NOT a Caliphate - of dictator and ther rest servants. An Ummah is a collective of EQUALS. Prophet Muhammad left no heir nor
appointed anyone to be king, even though he had all the time to do so. What he taught instead was about - Community - councils of chosen/elected
muslim representatives from the muslim world.
Thirdly, are those radical militants and the lapdog preachers hiding in all nations attempting to gain recruits/cannon fodder in any way REPRESENT the
COMMUNITY of Islam? NO THEY DON"T. Those militants only represented the devil and their own stupidities and incomprehension of the Koran, and had
misled SO MANY innocent young muslims to become demons and slaughterers of innocent humans around our world.
While nations are mostly secular, they do based their laws upon religious principles, that honest atheists cannot deny, for athesists ARE NOT BORN
knowing moral and ethical guidelines at birth, but had been exposed to religious societies in their homeland, that they know the differences between
right and wrong.
Our Messiah had taught 'Pay unto Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and pay unto the Kingdom of Heaven, what belongs to God". This is a very good guide
for religious faithfuls to follow. Loyalty to GOD is our prime directive, and loyalty to nations and the Ummah only secondary, for those are only
man-made constructs, and thus NO contridiction, as most nations do follow religious principles, an no man may lay claim to being a divine messenger,
for prophet Muhammad had already revealed that he was the LAST one.
Anyone else claiming such or dreams or claiming they ALONE know the Will of Allah or Koran's interpretations like the militants and the Taliban, is a
liar and should be held accountable for justice to be served.
There IS a separation between the Ummah and the State. The Ummah, made up of ELECTED muslims representatives of the muslim world -as Islam cares about
justice and equality, concerns itself with the Kingdom of Heaven, while the State must concern itself with the present administration of the land, by
following the principles, and NOT 7th century fundamentals of the Koran taken out of context.
Prophet Muhammad did not risk and spend his life to make arabs remain barbaric pagants, but to progress and evolve them by teaching them civilisation
- moral and ethical guidelines, LAW & ORDER, to grow, progress and evolve.
To return back to 7th century fundamentalism is to regress arabs, and strike a blow, like what the radical militants and the Talibans are doing now,
against ALL that the prophet had taught and Allah willed for him and for all arabs for centuries.
Thus my hope that religious young muslims may not be misled anymore, but to search for the truth.
edit on 28-4-2013 by SeekerofTruth101
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