19 Oct '17, 4am

five great pillars

Dedicated to all my Muslim readers: I always think it’s wrong to read the Quran blindly, without knowing its meaning. I can read Arabic fine, but I never understand what it means, which is really incomplete. So I decided to get the Quran with the English translation yesterday, and read the first chapter, Surah Al-Baqarah. And omg, am I glad I understand it now! Who says Islam is so rigid and old-fashioned. Even the first chapter talks about contract law, banking law, divorce law, how to interact with people, how to have a happy marriage and many more. And that is just 49 pages out of 604 pages! These past few days in Makkah, I’ve learnt to realise I’m very content with being a Muslim, and Islam is such a beautiful way of life. It’s so simple, but people like to make it complicated, and scare everyone off. “You have to do this, you have to do that!”, we were told in school....

Full article: http://www.proudduck.com/2008/08/five-great-pillars/

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