Does Islam disfellowship? What happens when a Muslim wants to leave?

by journey-on 36 Replies latest jw friends

  • leavingwt

    The Prophet needs to seriously upgrade his PR efforts.

    The Inspired by Muhammad campaign is designed to improve the public understanding of Islam and Muslims. It showcases Britons demonstrating how Muhammad inspires them to contribute to society, with a focus on women’s rights, social justice and the environment. The campaign coincides with a national poll conducted by YouGov which shows that 69% of people believe that Islam encourages the oppression of women, that just 6% of people associate Islam with justice and that a mere 6% believe that Islam promotes active measures to protect the environment. Overall, nearly half of all people in the UK believe that Islam does not have a positive impact on British society.

  • Dark Side
  • wasblind

    " I talked to a Muslim man who came to the KH one time and he could be put to death in his country for even entering a Christian Church of any kind. He loved the American freedoms here in the USA"

    Well he was in the wrong place talking about freedom, Kingdom Hall and freedom are two words that don't belong in the same sentence.

  • WTWizard

    If they leave or turn unfaithful in countries with Muslim governments, they die. I don't buy that crap about their being peaceful: It's the radical groups that always assume control. Has anyone else noticed that, when Muslims get into the government, they never pass the moderate version of the religion? Or, that they always impose the strict versions on the people?

  • Gregor

    jouney-on...brilliant thread title...we all know the answer.

  • Sam Whiskey
    Sam Whiskey
    According to Wikipedia, it's a theocratic run government. Which means, you do as the Quran says or you die. And we want these people in America? What are people thinking?
  • Justitia Themis
    Justitia Themis

    Depends upon which sect of Islam they practice and how they interpret the Quran.

    I have a Muslim friend whose brother started practicing a more fundamentalist type of Islam. When he took a second wife, his family disfellowshipped him. They no longer speak to him or have any dealings with him.

  • JeffT

    Nov 15, 1952 Watchtower pp.703-704 Questions from Readers

    Questions from Readers

    • In the case of where a father or mother or son or daughter is disfellowshiped, how should such person be treated by members of the family in their family relationship?—P.C., Ontario, Canada.

    We are not living today among theocratic nations where such members of our fleshly family relationship could be exterminated for apostasy from God and his theocratic organization, as was possible and was ordered in the nation of Israel in the wilderness of Sinai and in the land of Palestine. "Thou shalt surely kill him; thy hand shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people. And thou shalt stone him to death with stones, because he hath sought to draw thee away from Jehovah thy God, . . . And all Israel shall hear, and fear, and shall do no more any such wickedness as this is in the midst of thee."—Deut. 13:6-11, AS.

    Being limited by the laws of the worldly nation in which we live and also by the laws of God through Jesus Christ, we can take action against apostates only to a certain extent, that is, consistent with both sets of laws. The law of the land and God's law through Christ forbid us to kill apostates, even though they be members of our own flesh-and-blood family relationship.


    Many moslems get to live in countries that don't impose such restrictions. We can all be happy this didn't apply to the WTBS.

  • steve2

    This has got to be one surprisingly naive question or a deliberate one to show how relatively innocuous the JWs treatment of disfellowshipped witnesses is:

    If you live in Pakistan, you can leave the Muslim faith but you'll be threatened with death, if not actually murdered - and usually by your nearest and dearest. In Malaysia, the government doesn't recognize such a thing as leaving the Muslim faith. You'll continue to be held accountable to the law in the country that applies exclusively to Muslims.

    The Muslim treatment of apostates makes the JWs look like saints in comparison - and helps us get things in eprspective regarding the watchtower.

  • sabastious

    Pelted to death with rocks I suppose.


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