Originally Posted by nurseken7
You’ll find what you seek.
1) there is no compulsion in religion.
2) our duty is to invite others, the ‘hidayah’ is from Allah.
3) should one decide to leave islam, they should not incite provocation because ‘to you is your belief, to me is mine’.
But unfortunately, too many people take differing actions.
Case in point. To cut off hands if caught stealing. It is a preventive measure. It is the person residing on the judge’s seat that will make the rule good and fair or draconian.
I see in Malaysia we have a slight predicament. That we do not have facilities for abandoned babies. Officially opening these centres would give impression that the government allows this. But pretending it doesn’t exist also does not make sense.
Also, islam is NOT about democracy. It’s about serving Allah. And we do NOT make the rules. We try understand them and comply. We cannot pick and choose. Islam is perfect but the people are not. The people are the same, world over. It’s their faith that differentiates them.