April 18, 2011 6 Comments
Not to confuse you, but there are two ‘islams’:
Islam and islam
Islam is the name of a culture. There are people with Islamic names, who eat Islamic food, who sing Islamic songs, who want to protect Islamic lands, who are attached to Islamic traditions. When you read a book called Islam for Dummies, it is describing this Islam.
islam is the name of a philosophy. this philosophy’s goal is the attainment of salam or peace. It seeks to take human beings to a place where is no conflict, harm or danger. it does not need a particular host culture to work. it can work in any culture whatsoever.
Quranists seek islam. They can be from the culture of Islam or not, but they seek islam.