This segment will be educational as I am not going to get into theology ? Quoting Scriptures is a big bore and all of us know where we stand ? A host invites a guest for an interview. My job is not to beat up the guest but there will be no softball questions. I ask all of my readers to endulge my attempt to learn some mundane facets of Islamic life.
1 Lets start with the basic are the following groups Muslims Bhai's, Nation of Islam ( Louis Farkhan's outfit ) and Alawites ?
2 What are Sufis ?
3 Muslims in NYC often are well aware of the Kosher symbols on food. Do you look for the local kosher symbols when you buy food ?
4 Describe the difference between a Nika and Mutah marriage ? I did reject an applicants mutah marriage contract a few months ago.
5 I have seen plenty of Nika certificates most dictate financial terms . These terms include the standard gold, domestic animals and oddly once or twice White Kola Nuts.
Who determines the terms of these contracts and are there bargain basement specials.
6 Do you accept the laws and standards of the West while you dwell here ?
7 Does the public display of religious symbols bother you such as a Christmas Tree or Menorah ?
8 Do you respect the rights of a coworker who eats a Pork Sandwich or is Gay ?
9 Islam prohibits alcohol but does it permit hashish, opium and Khat ?
10 Do you play or watch sports ?
11 Have you tried Ice Skating or Skiing ?
12 Have you seen the movie Lord of the Rings or read the books ?
13 Where do you get your news ?
14 Is state controlled media a problem in the Muslim world ?
15 Are there comic strips in your newspapers back home ? Would any of these Comic strips be familiar such as Garfield ?
16 There is a stereotype of Muslims having no sense of humor. Do any of our TV shows
stand out as funny ?
17 What American TV shows can you watch in your local TV station back in your native country ?
18 Can you get Western Music on short wave radios in your home country ?
19 Can you explain the system of Halawa to the readers. I understand interest is prohibited in Islam.
20 Have you heard of Stephen Schwartz or the Center of Islamic Studies ?
21 How do you feel about CAIR ?
22 Would you describe Zakhat as a tax or charity . My understanding is it is a tax.
23 Is corruption of government officials a problem in your home country ?
24 What do you think is the cause of high unemployment in Muslim countries ?
25 Would you eat in a Jewish Kosher resturant ?