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Quote muslimwikipedia Replybullet Posted: 30 July 2006 at 12:57pm
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Muslimwikipedia....your idea is great and very informitive info however I personally wouldn't feel comfortable about writing something on Judaism seeing as me, myself, I am no Jew. Any opinions coming from a Muslim in respect with other religions would in fact be from the prospective of a Muslim therefore, any research, comments etc would be bias. Of course what would help is encourage Jews as well as Christians to write information about their religions as well as Sikhs, Hindus etc to avoid stereotypes and misinformation. I would happily write about philosophy and metaphysics and such....!


Salaam, there will Inshallah be huge sections on other religions. But these will be from a comparison with Islam perspective. This after all is the MuslimWikipedia, not the JewishWikipedia or the ChristianWikipedia.




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Quote Israfil Replybullet Posted: 01 August 2006 at 4:45pm
muslimwikipedia toche! I understand brother but we must
becareful when commenting on anothers religion because
what if our understanding of that religion is not plausible? We
may have knowledge of other religions but our perspective of
that may be false espeically if the other members of that
religion differ on our perspective. For instance most Hindus
claim their religion is monotheistic because BRAHMAN being
the absolute reality or GOD is divisible into various
comprehensive images or various godly deities. Although to us
this is polytheistic shouldn't we if commenting on this religious
belief also have their side noted as well?
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Quote muslimwikipedia Replybullet Posted: 01 August 2006 at 6:11pm
salaam,
the muslim wikipedia only permits the promotion of Islam. Other religions , inshallah will be discussed, but ONLY in the context of Islam.

So for example In Hinduism, there is the concept of Ohm, the sole creator. However there are lesser gods per se, and so for example the islamic concept of tawheed, and the unity of Allah will be added as the concept of pure monotheism.

There is a concept that only one who believes in their religion is able to adequately explain it. But since we are not there to promote other religions, factual and doctrinal descriptions are sufficient. And inshallah there are many Muslim brothers and sisters who are well versed in these fields.
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Quote Israfil Replybullet Posted: 02 August 2006 at 8:24am

Muslimwikipedia,

Thank you for your explanation as it is indeed most clear....

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