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Spritual Life: Dr Mohammed Fahim, Quarani Murkuz Trust

PUBLISHED: 09:00 29 July 2017

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Which Islam to follow? There is only one – Prophet Mohammed’s

I was a speaker at a Metropolitan police conference to address Ending Violence Against Women.

When the conference was over, and on my way out, I was approached by an Iranian father and his daughter.

They started to verbally abuse me in front of many people.

The daughter said: “You are a liar. Islam never gave any rights to women. Islam condemns and belittles woman.

“Islam favours men over women. Why a testimony of two women is equivalent to one man? Why a woman gets half the inheritance of a man?”

I tried to answer her questions, but she continued to yell at me and screamed loudly as if she had been very badly abused or mistreated by a Muslim man.

Then her father shouted at me saying: “Tell me, which Islam to follow?

“Iranian’s Islam (Khomeini’s Islam), or Taliban’s Islam (Afghanistan’s Islam) or Wahhabi’s Islam (Saudi’s Islam)?”.

I said there is only ONE Islam. Follow what Prophet Mohammed brought.

“If you study the Qu’ran and reflect on its verses, you will discover God’s Islam.

“You will discover Islamic values which excel British values and any manmade values in the east or the west. Apply these values in the country you live in whilst respecting the laws of that country and showing gratitude and being loyal as God commands you to be.”


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