now my question for you is, muslim women pray correct?
do they pray at home? they don’t pray in the mosques correct?
and they also do not go to the daily prayers at the mosque do they?
Muslim woman can pray in the mosque. But since they have many duties to do it could be hard on them going to pray then coming back then going to pray again so God has made it easier for them that if they pray at home they get a greater reward then in the mosque, unlike the man who has to pray in the mosque.
- What is the origin of Wahhabism? Is it a movement within the Sunni community or something seprate altogether? How does it differ from mainstream Sunni theology?
It is a sect preached by Sheikh Mohammed Abdulwahab in Saudia Arabia I think it was in the 1800s to unite Arabia under Islam again and so on since at that time ppl went far away from the religion.
- I understand that the overall relations between Christians and Muslims in Lebanon are quite good indeed. What can be done in the rest of the world to bring us closer together?
For starters Muslims have to understand that Christians are respected in Islam and they are people of the book and must be treated with respect. Also, Christians must stop viewing us as anti Christs (we believe in Jesus and that he was the Christ)! Im not saying all Christians believe this of course just several. We must also incourage dialogue I guess.We must also stop lying. I mean in this site itself in the main page I think it was I read an article that Muslims must kill all Christians and Jews in their religion and they dont even worship God they worship a moon god. This is wrong. We shouldnt do that because it only leads to more hate!
- I understand that Muslims regard the Koran as a physical expression of God. It has been explained to me that the Koran is regarded by Muslims in almost the same way as Catholics regard the Eucharist. Is this correct?
I dont know what the eucharist is but the Quran is the book the Muslims follow just like the Christian bible. Muslims consider the Quran Gods word,literally, meaning that it was authored by God not by Mohammed peace be upon him. The Quran was a verbal revelation, words were put into Mohammeds mouth Mohammed didnt know how to read and or write. Muslims consider the Quran the final revelation from God to unite Jews Christians and humanity under this book. Muslims consider Islam a continuation of Judaism and Christianity and a completion of it. Meaning that God sent Mohammed as His messenger to guide those who have lead astray and explain to those who had doubts about their religion and so on.
As for pope benedict im afraid thats politics and I dont know if it would make a difference if we disscuss this and I also cant speak on behalf of 1.5 billion Muslims.
Is this a required part of Islam’s Sharia or is this a cultural aspect apart from Islam?
I am sorry if this sounds offensive, but it DOES seem like Islam inevitably leads to harsh Sharia whenever it becomes the majority faith. Please help me to see it if I am wrong in this.
Non Muslims have the right under Islamic sharia to live peacefully, practise their religion and even get protection from the Muslim government. They just arent allowed to preach their religion. This is the law. Why? Because Muslims believe in who Christians believe in, i.e Jesus Christ peace be upon him but Christians dont believe in he who Muslims believe in i.e Mohammed peace be upon him.So leaving Islam is not allowed it is treason.
Who interprets the meaning of the Quran when there is a
disagreement? In other words, who/what is the accepted
authority on religious interpretation of the Quran?
There are different schools of thought with each school a slightly different interpretation of the Quran, a slighty different one. People in Islam have to think for themselves we arent allowed to follow scholars blindly whatever we say. If ppl differ in the interpretation of the Quran well then the Muslims have to read both interpretations and follow the one which makes sence to them.