Originally Posted by Fatimab
Well they work 50 something hours a week and have nothing really to come to except more work. Is there anything really to look forward to in the Middle-East?
You need some video games, like the Kurds have said.
Also the Lebanese need to consider themselves as Levantines rather than as this division in Arab-nicity. If you are a muslims, you are a muslim. No need to go all Arab about it. You can be of any ethnic group and still be a muslim.
That is another thing I want to talk about. This spread of Arabic has lead to much oppression throughout the Muslim world. It isn't the religion, but the language and culture that has harmed Islam.
You cannot make the world boarderless. Making it boarderless can only occur through fascism. But by doing this you would oppress much of the world including though pertaining to the same religion much like how the Turks oppress the Kurds even though most Kurds are Sunnis.
Do you want Arabs oppressing Turks, Kurds, Egyptians, Sudanese, Ethiopians, Levantines, Indians, Pakistanis, Bosnians, Serbs, Greeks, Azeris, Armenians, Iranians, and Malaysians? Or do you want everyone co-existing regardless of faith and ethnicity?
If you want the latter then you should consider not going with Boarderlessism but rather embrass world federalism. Just think of the UAE, the United Arab Emirates. Do you honestly want to curse the UAE for being so boarderly when their federalize system is basically allowing those emirates to co-exist as a single entitiy? And what about provinces and local government? If you make the world boarderless you would have no direct organization of government. people could basically do what they want including things that are completely against Islam. And you can't do anything because there is no local government. Who is to enforce the laws? Get what I'm saying? I'm pro-Islam, but I am against these oppressive notions of language and ethnicity that exist. Like why does the Koran have to be written in Arabic? Yes I know to unite the Arabic Tribes under Islam.
But why can't it be written in Syriac. Certainly if it was written in Syriac then you would have almost all Syriac christians more likely to follow Islam. If it was written in Hebrew, then you would have virtually no jews. If it was written in Latin then there virtually be no Catholics. If it was written Russian and Greek then you would virtual have no orthodox christians. If it was written in English then you would virtually have no Anglicans and all of the United States would be Muslim.
Islam was already divided into Sunni and Shiite. Do you think embrassing other culture's languages be such a bad thing? Honestly you could very well convert the entire world into muslims. That's what I am saying.
If you consider breaking this "rule" about having the Koran solely in Arabic then you would end all oppression towards non-Arab people and you would convert all non-muslims into muslims. Because it would be faster for them to convert from their own language into muslims than from learning a whole new language that they might never be able to fully understand.
And before you should bicker about how you preceive Arabic as the only language you can preach Islam, you should consider this. God is a formless being. Why would his word be strictly following a single language when he, Allah himself, is formless? Shouldn't his words be formless too? Language is just another means of preceiving an identity. But instead of visual images you go with what can be considered oral images or depictions. Having the koran written in solely Arabic, would make it seem to someone who is blind that God must be only speaking in Arabic and only like Arabic people. As I have said, it promotes oppression and not the true ways of the Koran or of god in any language.
But Judaism is also at fault by having their religion only written and spoken in Hebrew.
And Catholicism is the same way with Latin.