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Offline Reader Questions

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Copying the Prophet's Actions in Love
« on: October 13, 2013, 06:37:45 PM »
Salaams to you,

Sir,
       
I often hear these points :
                                               
A muslim who is sort of drowned in the love of prophet will copy each & every act of the prophet. So wearing the typical muslim clothes is more due to the love of  the prophet rather than a religious command.  Second point is that the jews are a perennial enemies of muslims, trying hard to sway muslims away from the right path. So following their cultures have a risk of opposing islam in a gradual manner.
                                                 
Please enlighten.

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Re: Copying the Prophet's Actions in Love
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2013, 06:49:24 PM »
Wa alaikum assalam,

If the wearing of certain clothes or following certain traditional habits is practiced as optional and not as a ‘religious command’, then I personally see no problem with this. However, if it is asserted that a certain cultural practice of a people has to be followed as a compulsory part of religion, then this is arguable.

With regards broad statements about certain people to infer that they are all evil  / with dubious intent is not a Quranic stance. The Quran recognises good and evil in all people and communities.

I hope this helps, God willing.
Joseph.
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