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Idolaters in IslamEdit

There are three sources given for the following text:

In Islam, idolaters are called mushrikin, and idolatry in strict Sharia-based Islamic societies is punishable with the death penalty.

Zollner doesn't exactly say this, but rather "in case where a Muslim commits apostasy or idolatry, Islamic law foresees the death penalty". This is presumably referring to apostasy, since according to classical interpretations of Sharia, committing idolatry would be equivalent to leaving Islam. Zollner doesn't cite any specific sources or explain further, therefore it is impossible to ascertain this.

The Hawting source gives pages 1-6 and 80-86. I was unable to find the relevant passage. Please quote it below.

Valentine only says that it was the early 19th century Wahhabists that punished idolatry by death, and in fact notes that this punishment was "hitherto unknown", indicating this was an exception, not the rule. Such an exceptional circumstance does not belong in the lead.Bless sins (talk) 02:56, 15 June 2017 (UTC)

Islam and Judaism viewsEdit

With all my respect but I think it's very stupid and not historical based to twke great philosophers such as Maimonides who were from late Middle Ages and deeply influenced by Islamic Kalam and copied a lot of their logic into it, to represent Judaism Views. But to represent Islamic views, you take mostly Islamic modernists views such as Wahhabis and Salafists but not logical Islamic philosophers from the Islamic Golden Age and their Kalam. The person who wrote the article it's clearly favouriting Judaism. Coyote7798 (talk) 07:44, 21 June 2018 (UTC)

Maimonides was a very influential thinker in Judaism, and the article has exactly two sentences explaining Maimonides' thoughts on the subject. How is this "favouriting Judaism"? What would you propose to change? Jayjg (talk) 20:44, 21 June 2018 (UTC)

Well, Maimonides was clealy opposed in Judaism in his times...and Judaism before didn't have at all this sort of theology. However, this article is mentioning Maimonides as his doctrine was purely the best example for Judaism...and as for Islam, they give the most extremist example that were barely share by ANY medieval theologians, as well as any Shiite, Philosophical Kalam, Mutazili and even classical Sunni mysticism. Santiago —Preceding undated comment added 06:02, 19 October 2018 (UTC)

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