When Western politicians propose anti-Sharia laws, Muslim groups often insist that Sharia is simply a matter of basic Muslim practices, such as praying five times per day and taking the pilgrimage to Mecca. Historically, however, Sharia has involved far more than prayer and travel—most notably the various punishments for “crimes” such as apostasy and blasphemy.
This echoes the double messaging the Muslim world employs when talking to the West and to the ummah (worldwide Muslim community. Much like the Saudi king during Trump’s visit to Riyadh or the Ground Zero mosque imam Rauf, Muslim leaders say one thing to naive, gullible Western leaders and media and another to their people.But this Muslima’s shirt removes the wall between the two.
A devout Muslim who prayed every day. ”Salman and his brother Ismail worshipped at Didsbury mosque, where their father, who is known as Abu Ismail within the community, is a well-known figure. “He used to do the five and call the adhan. He has an absolutely beautiful voice. And his boys learned the Qur’an by heart. Here is another devout Muslim “misunderstanding” Islam in the exact same way as millions of other Muslims. How did this misunderstanding of Islam become so widespread?
Behind the flag of the sword and shahada (much like the ISIS flag), King Salman declared, “Islam is the religion mercy and tolerance and co-existence as confirmed by brilliant precedence. In its prosperous times Islam provided the best examples of co-existence and harmony among followers of religions and cultures. Good for Muslims, horrible for Muslim for non-believers who were forced to live under dhimmitude, jizya or subjugation of the unbelievers. No mention of the hundreds of millions slaughtered in jihadi wars, land appropriations, cultural annihilations and enslavements.