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  •  I think that's more aspirational than anything. (0+ / 0-)

    There are things you are supposed to do, definitely, but my hunch is that most Muslims in the world don't feel the necessity to follow such rules very closely. I mean, they aren't supposed to smoke or drink, but lots do. Like Christians, there are highly observant members and then all the nominal ones.

    For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life. - Albert Camus

    by Anne Elk on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 03:17:13 PM PDT

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    •  Just to flesh this out, (0+ / 0-)

      only 36% of French Muslims describe themselves as observant and, surprisingly, only 15% of Turkish Muslims do. I think that may be where my impression arises. Most Muslims are not observant in the foot-washing sense.

      For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life. - Albert Camus

      by Anne Elk on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 03:21:56 PM PDT

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