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Thread: Who are Muslims?

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    Re: Who are Muslims?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tashah View Post
    I've met thousands of Muslims. Some are very close friends. In my experience, much depends on their age and where you meet them. Generalities...

    - America: Muslims of all ages are fairly well assimilated
    - Europe: The young fiercely resist assimilation.
    - Africa: Friendly and unfriendly - depends on the locale.
    - Middle East: Generally very cordial and hospitable.
    - Iran: The nicest people you'll ever meet.
    - Pakistan: Quite iffy.
    - Afghanistan: The majority are extremely very nice.
    I find the converts i meet in the US to be the most unfriendly Muslims.

    I can honestly say i have not met many Muslim that outright disliked. I disagreed with them strongly on many topics but for the most part were cordial.

    Generally the black American Muslims i have met were the worst. I am referring to the ones that follow the Nation of Islam. Most if not all of these are converts.

    As for African Muslims, all the ones i have met were poor and that probably had more of an impact on their attitude then being a Muslim.

    Most of the ones i deal with are well educated Indian or Pakistani Muslims, assimilated and moderate.

    One thing that seems to be universal from all the Muslims i meet is they dislike Israel and Dogs.
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    Re: Who are Muslims?

    One thing that seems to be universal from all the Muslims i meet is they dislike Israel and Dogs.
    Haha yes, i agree with the Israel thing, but from personal experience i dont think its just dogs, but domesticated animals and wild animals in general.
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    Re: Who are Muslims?

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    Haha yes, i agree with the Israel thing, but from personal experience i dont think its just dogs, but domesticated animals and wild animals in general.
    Maybe we are allergic to animals

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    Re: Who are Muslims?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahmed Shaheen View Post
    Maybe we are allergic to animals
    Its possible
    My grandmother on my mothers side is actually a muslim, and one of the only religious people in my family, and, ironically, alergic to cats . Moderate muslim, very nice and loving lady. Prays 9 times a day, goes to the mosque, doesnt eat pork...quiet strick to her practice and faithful to her religion. Literally the only muslim i know in practice and in theory. Sometimes my grandmother would make me recite arabic phrases from the Quaran. Im not a muslim and took very little interest in the religion and its beliefs so i didnt pay much attention, but i do remember a few words; masallah and isallah!
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    Re: Who are Muslims?

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    Its possible
    My grandmother on my mothers side is actually a muslim, and one of the only religious people in my family, and, ironically, alergic to cats . Moderate muslim, very nice and loving lady. Prays 9 times a day, goes to the mosque, doesnt eat pork...quiet strick to her practice and faithful to her religion. Literally the only muslim i know in practice and in theory. Sometimes my grandmother would make me recite arabic phrases from the Quaran. Im not a muslim and took very little interest in the religion and its beliefs so i didnt pay much attention, but i do remember a few words; masallah and isallah!
    Just like my grandma, but the only difference is that my grandma cant sleep without her 9 cats by her side

    Seems that you know some about Islam, good

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    Re: Who are Muslims?

    Quote Originally Posted by bilbus View Post
    One thing that seems to be universal from all the Muslims i meet is they dislike Israel and Dogs.
    Lol, have never met a Muslim who likes dog, maybe it's a defining trait of muslims


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    Re: Who are Muslims?

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Lol, have never met a Muslim who likes dog, maybe it's a defining trait of muslims
    You gotta be kidding
    I'd got 3 neighbors whom I cant sleep because of their dogs :S
    All of them are bulldogs, dunno why specially ?

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