Saturday, November 6, 2010

Moderate Muslim speaks up

I am a self proclaimed moderate Muslim. Yes we do exist. I want to propose a new type of Jihad for my brothers and sisters in Islam. How about if we announce a Jihad against ignorance? The first command in Koran given to our prophet Mohammad (May peace be upon him) was to read. His message came to deliver people from Jahiliya (The era of ignorance and darkness). I will attempt to discuss a verse of Koran a day.

Why are we relying on centuries- old interpretations? It is time to point out the illogical inconsistency of long held Islamic beliefs with the message of Koran. As a moderate Muslim I believe it is time for us to update Islam.

 “Indeed Allah will not change the condition of people until they change what is in themselves.” Surah 13, verse 11

1 comment:

  1. Samara,
    Thank you so much for your blog. Americans have been asking for moderate Muslims to speak up and here you are, thank you!!
    Do we need Muslims to update their interpretation of Islam or do we need Muslims (speaking primarily to the radicals) to actually live by the word of the Prophet (May Peace Be Upon Him) and not purposely misinterpret Islam for their own evil/unholy purposes?