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  •  EXCELLENT! (1+ / 0-)
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    Noor B said,

    "A lot of us who study Muslim societies and cultures think that much of the repression we see today originated as reaction against colonial occupations.  It was, in a way, an act of bid'ah itself.  So if Muslims can innovate more restrictive measures in self-protection, they can also innovate a far more open set of societies -- and still remain true to themselves, their cultures and their faith."

    This is the premise of this article.

    -- Hakim Abdullah | Chief Editor

    by Hakim Abdullah on Wed Jul 11, 2007 at 09:30:49 AM PDT

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    •  Good luck getting the most conservative (2+ / 0-)
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      elements in those societies to accept that.  You're really in for the fight of your life.  Bid'ah is a very powerful tool capable of of making the most radical changes for the greater good.  And that greater good is antithetical to the interests of the uber-wealthy and powerful across the Muslim countries.  

      "Fighting Fascism is Always Cool." -- Amsterdam Weekly, volume three, issue 18

      by Noor B on Wed Jul 11, 2007 at 09:41:55 AM PDT

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      •  Its a fight worth fighting (2+ / 0-)
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        burrow owl, Noor B

        On so many fronts. My particular interests is that of authenticity and authority in Islam. You may well know how important this is. If this were different we would not be faced with the problems we have today. I'm sure you know that.

        -- Hakim Abdullah | Chief Editor

        by Hakim Abdullah on Wed Jul 11, 2007 at 09:45:13 AM PDT

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