[quote="Kouyate42, post:7, topic:277443"]
I'm a Muslim, what do you want me to say?
Something different? Are you not the same Kouyate that made this post just a couple months ago?
[quote="Kouyate42, post:70, topic:269196"]
Being a history and also social studies major, it would be semi-impossible for me to ignore the historical and social impact Islam has had and has.
Major pronlem is that the image of Islam presented to non-Muslims and the reality is very different, sometimes dangerously so. Converts to Islam have left for this reason.
As to Muslim understanding of Christianity/Jewish traditions, they're seriously skewed. Many Islamic scholars hold the Qur'an to automatically be the correct scripture and anything which contradicts that from Torah/Bible/any other scripture, including Holy Traditions, are automatically considered 'corrupt'. No attempt is made to discern what the correct interpretation is from evidence or basic reasoning, and the only justification they give for such a decision is 'well the Muslim faith is the true one'.
You then get the huge amounts of circular reasoning where they prove their holy book by Muhammad and then Muhammad by citing Qur'an verses. And so on and so forth with any issue they care to mention.
And yes, they have traditions, in the form of hadith, but the less said, the better. Aside from the fact of their being hugely contradictory, there's also issues of the chains of people they were transmitted through (these chains are isnads, and different scholars and schools of Islam can't even agree on which isnads are not 'corrupt' as some are deemed to be). Plus, unlike Catholicism which can at least claim an unbroken chain of tradition from Peter himself to now, the hadith were not even collected until the 10th century, some 300 years AFTER the death of the person who spoke them.
Such articles make me glad to be a Christian.