The Pragmatic Muslim
I believe Shias are not Muslims as they do not follow true Islam!
But I think there is no harm if I declare myself a Shia when there is a threat that zakat would be deducted from my savings accoundt on first of ramzan @2.5%!
I believe Ahmadis are not Muslims as they do not believe in the finality of the prophet!
But I think there is nothing wrong if I declare myself an Ahmadi when it comes to seeking asylum in a Western democracy.
I believe I should kill a person if he commits blasphemy against the prophet! If hanged I will directly go to paradise!
But I think there is nothing wrong in delaying departure for paradise by filing an appeal in the superior court in case I am sentenced to death or filing a mercy petition before the president.
I believe Islam is the best of religions!
But there is nothing wrong if I am able to get citizenship of a non-Islamic country!
I believe it is obligatory for Muslims to go to jehad against the infidels!
But there is no harm if I do not send my own children for jehad!
I believe my health and my life is in the hands of Allah!
But I would still administer polio drops to my children invented by a Jew and look left and right before crossing a road!
I know I am a hoarder, a black marketer, a profiteer, a fraud and a scoundrel of the highest order!
Still, I would wear a white cap, keep a long beard with shaven mustaches and shalwar above the ankles, would say my prayers 5 times a day, keep fast, perform Haj and Umra every year and preach others to follow the teachings of Islam.
Hope you know who I am?
I am a pragmatic Muslim!