In a secular, democratic state, which we call ourselves, religion is separated from the state, citizens have freedom of religion, all faiths are equal.
These are fundamental principles.
But in everyday life, the boundary between what is permitted and forbidden to draw is very difficult. It is often not prescribed in laws, but exists …Read more
Every year on Kurban Ait hundreds of thousands of Muslims in our country in one day, slaughter thousands of heads of livestock: sheep, horses, and cows.
I have nothing against the rite itself. Its original meaning was to help others, to do good to people. This emphasizes the humanity of Islam.
Nevertheless, have you …Read more
Here’s a story from the Internet I liked.
“A member of ISIS stops the car in which the Christian spouses are traveling.
The ISIS member asks the man behind the wheel, “Are you a Muslim?”. “Yes”, the man replies. The ISIS member says, “Then quote …Read more
I’m an atheist.
I do not believe in supernatural power. I believe in the laws of physics, chemistry, biology, sociology, and others.
But that’s not the point.
How did it happen that in our society to own up to being an …Read more
Today my mother came to visit and told me another hadeeth (she is Muslim, a haji).
In the city of Medina, where the Prophet Muhammad spent his last years, a blind old man, a Jew, was living by begging. He did not like Islam and Muslims. Every day, …Read more
On the eve of Christmas and New Year, I often hear from the newly minted Muslims (that is, those who have recently become so) calls not to celebrate these holidays, to boycott them.
It is sad to hear this.
I understand that …Read more
I do not believe in different types of superstition.
I cannot understand how three grams of saliva emitted by me through left shoulder could change trajectory of brick, which is going to fall on my head around the corner.
What is the connection between them?!
Or which troubles can a grandmother with …Read more
I know one Muslim woman. Cheerful, resilient woman, the one with big laugh, a wonderful narrator of anecdotes, beautifully dressed. At the same time she keeps all the commandments of the Koran, prays five times a day, goes to the mosque on Fridays, several times went for Hajj.
Once I …Read more