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SH

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umm...Muslims?
« on: April 27, 2005, 04:11:01 PM »
Any Muslims on this board??

Generally speaking most Muslims come from minority ethnic backgrounds....
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Re: umm...Muslims?
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2005, 04:24:10 PM »
unless they converted into the faith...like Cat Stevens.

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Re: umm...Muslims?
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2005, 04:27:33 PM »
yes
he is Yusuf Islam now...he's awesome

and unless you live in san fran, there alot of people who have come into Islam from what I have heard...


generally speaking though....any "converts?" around?
although we call people who come into Islam "reverts"



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Re: umm...Muslims?
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2005, 04:29:40 PM »
why do we call them reverts?

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« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2005, 04:34:28 PM »
I did not realize you were Muslim, I apologize!

Because we believe that everyone is born a Muslim, and their life circumstances (ie. area of birth, parents, society in general) shapes the adult religious beliefs (or lack of)

so when someone comes to Islam, they are in essence coming BACK to Islam. This is what we believe.

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Re: umm...Muslims?
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2005, 04:36:37 PM »
no no I'm not a Muslim.. I just used "we" because you did.

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Re: umm...Muslims?
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2005, 04:37:00 PM »
well what about the people that were born before Islam became a religion?

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Re: umm...Muslims?
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2005, 04:38:41 PM »
Can I then claim to be Muslim and thus be a URM; but then, Muslims wouldn't be a URM anymore.  Darn!
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Re: umm...Muslims?
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2005, 04:43:50 PM »
ahh...well I apologize for my usage of the word WE. I didn't mean to be exclusive.

Islam means submission...submission to God.

Muslims believe that the soul I guess the word is...or rather STATE of humans when they are born, is that of submission to God. So that is Islam. Submission to God. Even before the Prophet (PBUH) came, submission to God was the essential state of all humans at birth.

anyhooo....

wasn't meant to be a religious discussion BUT, if you want and are interested  I can find you some great articles
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Re: umm...Muslims?
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2005, 04:45:21 PM »
Can I then claim to be Muslim and thus be a URM; but then, Muslims wouldn't be a URM anymore.  Darn!
being Muslim doesn't set you to a specific ethnicity...


duh?

hmm...
Practice LSAT156 (diag), 163, 162, 165, 167, 168, 172, 164 :(

(all within the last week and a half...which is when I decided to take the LSAT)