Originally Posted by Alpha Dude
I think you have hit the hammer on the head. For that reason, I no longer post on here. I try and not talk about Islam with anyone because although I have followed it most of my life (up until recently anyway), I can't get my head around it.
I was brought up very black and white so it doesn't make sense to me. I understand people make mistakes and they are forgiven but surely some mistakes are not just normal little white mistakes. When I went to Madressah, I was constantly told not to do wrong because I would get caught for it and the punishment would be very hefty. Then I realised you could do everything wrong possible and nothing ever went wrong - maybe something would happen in the afterlife but in this life, it's all good.
I've also realised that because the whole community does one thing saying they are representing Islam, then it doesn't necessarily mean they are representing Islam.
I've reached out to Aalims for support who have shunned me, so I have decided to stop battling it and just go my own way.
Re: the murderer. As it happens, the family of the person who was killed are not pressing charges. They are a very religious family and they have accepted what was meant to be has happened. Someone I work is from the family of the person who was killed and she has said they don't even talk about it because it really affects them, so they are just getting on with their lives. It's very big of them but like I said they are a very religious family so maybe their faith is supporting them through it.
I just couldn't work out why people in the community were supporting the person who took the life of another person but whatever. Life is short and this is not really any of my concern.
Thanks ALPHA DUDE for being so blunt and telling me how it is. I really needed that good shake. Now I need one of these, or a few: :hiding::hiding::hiding::hiding::hiding: