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It should be a matter of serious concern for us Muslims that the optimism for real change in the Muslim world we had felt from the Arab Spring a few months ago is growing dimmer.
The Prophet did not say a Muslim has any superiority over a non-Muslim. For him, superiority was entirely a matter of 'Piety and good deeds'. That is all.
So our discussions too are not so much about issues of today as about the bygone past. We revel in discussing ad infinitum like the dirty politics of seventh century Arabia and taking sides with one of the parties. We have no plans for the future.
Another issue that may be fuelling Islamophobia is the widespread Islam-supremacism in the Muslim community. God told us in the Quran that Islam is not a new religion; it is the same religion that God has been sending to this planet through tens of
If no one knows what Islam is all about, why teach Islam at all? Excluding Islam itself from the text books should be the safest option.