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What are some of the differences between Quranic Islam and today’s Traditional Muslim Practices?

In comparing the teachings of Islam as derived from Quran to the practices taught and enforced by the popular Sunni and Shia faiths (1.2 Bn followers), we find that the list of contradictions are quite extensive, with some of the highlights as follows:


In Islam, the requirement to be a Muslim is to simply accept and live according to the “Straight Path” (6:151-153), Vs. the Sunni or Shia 5-pillars which come from unauthorized books


In Islam, abolishing Slavery is taught to be an act of righteousness (90:12-13), Vs. Sunni and Shia teachings which encourages slavery under war


In Islam, women are never forbidden from praying or fasting during Menstruation (2:222), nor is there a specific dress code (i.e. the Headscarf) imposed on them beyond modesty, Vs. the Sunni and Shia which teach the undermining of women and forcing them to cover their hair and avoid praying or fasting at certain times…


In Islam, a man or women may leave a Will, after settlement of debt (4:12), Vs. Sunnis who refuse to accept wills if there are any direct descendants…


In Islam, Monogamy is the basis for normal relationships, while polygamy is only allowed in cases involving marrying the mothers of orphans under the man’s guardianship (4:3), Vs. Sunnis where a man may be a polygamist simply if he can afford to, and Shia which allow sex for pleasure (Mutaa)…


In Islam, Divorce is enforceable only after a two-phase period, and it may be made nullified if the couple reconcile before the end of this period (65:1, 65:4), Vs. Sunni teachings that destroy families by allowing a divorce to occur on the spot with no waiting period and no nullification…


In Islam, Thieves do not have their hands cut-off, but are made to work until they return that which is stolen (12:76), Vs. Sunni and Shia teachings which brutally amputate the hands causing disability…


In Islam, no one is allowed to be killed or Stoned for adultery (24:2), Vs. Sunni and Shia laws of stoning married adulterers to death… In Islam, absolute Freedom of Faith is allowed (2:256, 10:99; 18:29; 88:21-22), Vs. Sunni and Shia requiring apostates to be killed and rejecting the practice of other faiths…


In Islam, people are acknowledged as being diverse and each is to be respected for his/her level of spiritual growth. A “Muslim” must work to attain the status of Faithful “Mumin” (49:14), Vs. Sunni and Shia teachings that all followers of their religion must think, act, and even look the same (cult syndrome)…


In Islam, War can only be declared in cases of self-defence – no offensives (2:190), Vs. Sunni and Shia teachings allowing raids and attacks on any people who are considered non-Muslim by their standards…


In Islam, Pilgrimage is a centre for gathering of nations and for all to witness the benefits of being together (22:27-2Vs. Sunni and Shia bringing in polytheistic rituals and superstition (touching of black stone, circling 7 times, etc..)…


In Islam, a Year is a luni-solar count made of 365-days (17:12, 9:36), with all the seasons fitting-in-place Vs. Sunnis teaching it to be a lunar one based on 354 days which creates confusion of seasons and time


In Islam, males and females are not required to be Circumcised (32:7), Vs. Sunni and Shia teachings requiring all males to be circumcised and females in some cases…


In Islam, music, statues, gold and silk are all Lawful(7:32-33, 16:116), Vs. Sunni beliefs forbidding silk & gold for men, and forbidding music & statues for all…


In Islam, rule of Government is under the constitution of the Qur’an through consultation and free-speech (5:48, 42:3. Vs. Sunni teachings which allow the rise of dictators or monarchs, and Shia teachings which uphold self-appointed religious leaders based on genealogy.


Source: http://www.city-data.com/forum/islam/1642391-collapse-sunni-shia-rise-quranist-revelations.html#ixzz2ENXVj3Jz

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  1. Gulfreen

    Salam Bro

    Most of the info good but cutting of Hand it says in the Quran I have read in all translations and believe this method for only to deter a thief and its only used in very serious matters after given 3 chances like for robberies which have been planned to steal someones property/land and money, jewels etc from house while hurting people and rape etc. and it says clearly in Surah 5 V 38. “As to the thief, Male or female, cut off his or her hands: a punishment by way of example, from Allah, for their crime: and Allah is Exalted in power”. Please reflect could tell me which Quran translation are you using I would advise you if you can’t read Arabic to follow Yusef Ali translation or go on Harun Yahya Website and he is best man for the Islam religion to interpret, InShaAllah.

  2. islamicresearch


    Here is my take, if a thief steals a thousand dollars from you, and they put him in prison, what do you get? If the thief has a wife and children, what is their crime? Why should they be deprived of their father?

    According to the Quranic criminal justice, the thief who is convicted of stealing a thousand dollars from you must work for you until you are fully paid for the thousand dollars you lost, plus any other damage and inconvenience the theft may have caused you. At the same time, the thief’s innocent wife and children are not deprived of their man, and the expensive prison system is eliminated. Imprisonment is a cruel and inhumane punishment that has proven useless to all concerned.

    Contrary to common belief, the thief’s hand shall not be cut off.

    Marking the hand of the thief is stated in 5:38.

    The other place in the Quran where “the hand is cut” is found in 12:31. This is where we see the women who admired Joseph so much, they “cut” their hands. Obviously, they did not sever their hands; no one can do that.


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