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  1. The Foundation of Western civilization is more Islamic than Judeo-Christian!
    The Western science borrowed its foundation completely from the pursuit of science in the Muslim civilization in Baghdad and Spain. The West learnt its religious tolerance also from Islam. These are not mere claims, the fact of the matter is that we have several articles here to demonstrate these facts. For example, read more about Umar Farooq on the Muslim Times.

    Likewise, the Western law borrows its foundation from the Islamic Law. I am writing an article about Prof. John Makdisi and his great work on the Muslim Times:

    http://www.themuslimtimes.org/2011/12/law/prof-john-makdisi-traces-the-islamic-origins-of-the-common-law

    Only problem with the Sharia Law is that sometimes it is misinterpreted by the power hungry Mullah and sometimes it seems frozen in time to suit the myopic vision of the fundamentalists Muslims or hate-mongering Islamophobes! See a recent article by Atif Mir on this issue.

  2. Muslim Tradition is not equal to wife beating or child marriage like the Western civilization is not equal to torture in Abu Gharaib or alcoholism or Christian tradition or atheism equal to Spanish inquisitions or holocaust

    Any tradition that is followed by billions and have millions of apologists is bound to show some dirty laundry for one reason or another. Without going into specific reasons, why we all have dirty laundry, because we all sweat and are smelly mammals, let me just suggest that to understand a tradition, you want to immerse yourself in it at least temporarily, while you study it, so you can judge it in a holistic fashion as an insider rather than as an outside critic, who just frowns at what he or she finds ugly!

    One may not agree with individual details of what is written in the Holy Quran and it does not have to be forced on a society. It only gives a choice to the society. For example, I have never known any woman, including my mother, whom I respected and loved a lot, who would be fully happy with the permission of polygamy. However, this does not mean that polygamy is bad for those women who cannot find a suitable husband or for those children, who do not have a loving and responsible father. So, as legislative body examines the utility of any idea before approving its details, likewise, in a pluralistic society, a congress could discuss the merit of any idea, or lack thereof, whether it comes from the Quran, the Bible, the mind of a visionary or someone with a myopic vision. As long as we agree on the legislative process, there should be perfect peace and harmony!

    Each and every recommendation of Sharia, whether it is mentioned in the Holy Quran or not, should be judged on its utilitarian value and not lumped together to promote the monster of Islamophobia or a political agenda of grabbing power. If we lump every thing together, it is not a dialogue but merely political posturing!

  3. In the Name of Allah the Most Gracious Ever Merciful
    If applied and practice properly, the Shariah Law is the Best Law in the world as it is the revealed Law by Allah, and no one is wiser than God, so in essence, its the best Law and none other law could be parallel to it, but since there are more than 73 factions of the Muslims every one has their own ax to grind so time has not been ripe yet for its implementation. At the moment it is more disastrous than its beneficial especially if it is implemented by the extremist mullah who are the worst butchers in the society. It is to point over here that the Shariah law is the most secular in its implications and it will be most suitable when it could be implemented by the Imamul Mahdee or the promised Messiah
    Zarif Ahmad

  4. In the Name of Allah the Most Gracious Ever Merciful
    If applied and practice properly, the Shariah Law is the Best Law in the world as it is the revealed Law by Allah, and no one is wiser than God, so in essence, its the best Law and none other law could be parallel to it, but since there are more than 73 factions of the Muslims every one has their own ex to grind so time has not been ripe yet for its implementation. At the moment it is more disastrous than its beneficial especially if it is implemented by the extremist mullah who are the worst butchers in the society. It is to point over here that the Shariah law is the most secular in its implications and it will be most suitable when it could be implemented by the Imamul Mahdee or the promised Messiah please wait till that time when Ahmadi Muslims will be in majority
    Zarif Ahmad

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