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Biggest Arab survey BBC - Are Arabs turning their backs on religion?

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2 hours ago, King said:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-48703377

Arabs are increasingly saying they are no longer religious, according to the largest and most in-depth survey undertaken of the Middle East and North Africa. 

Being an Arab myself, I can attest that most other Arabs are pretty secular; and have become more secular in the last 5 years. Most people I see in the mosques and Muslim organizations here are South Asian, despite a sizable Arab population.

Secularism of course is not new to the Arab world - it was dominant between 1920 and 1970. The Arab world saw an Islamic revival between 1970 and 2010, but since the Arab Spring's failure, it has been on the decline again. Even Saudi Arabia is secularizing under MBS; and Egypt, Tunisia, and Syria are more secular than ever, despite their Islamist uprisings.

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Sorry a bot off topic, but I think the masses have not understood religion correctly.. just practising religious duties is not religion. Muslims need to ponder where they have gone wrong and why they are the most isolated people. We can’t be blaming others for all our problems. Food for thought !!

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The proportion of people who said they were not religious rose from 11% in 2012-14 to 18% in 2019. Trust in religious leaders has also decreased everywhere but Lebanon, where it has doubled since 2016. Morocco, Libyaand Palestine showed the steepest drops in confidence.

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2019/jun/24/Arab-world-turns-its-back-on-religion-and-its-ire-on-the-us

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Nothing is new here, a lot of Arabs prefer the society more than Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى)

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It is not just the Arabs and Africans. Also it is not an abrupt change In my humble opinion. It is just that the newer generations, the millennials and even the Gen Z must have been included in a big way. It was a slow and long process and now the latest generations are.... assimilated. Having surrendered to globalization and consented to the package deal through puppets like Qaddafi and Saddam, using western education standards, adopting their culture, their tv, their currency, capitalist economic system, and everything else and wooing for them and then trying to be Muslim, no wonder. Go back in history and you will see the birth of the Wahhabi sects, before that they were Sunni under monarchy which enforced stuff with the stick. Then before that they were mu'tazilli, before that Jabriy or Qadriy, anything but Adherents of Ahl al Bayt (عليه السلام) teachings. So nothing which wasn't foretold, basically.

I beg to state that the Shia communities are either undergoing this now or not far behind.

The positive aspects are two. The hypocriticism will disappear, as foretold. The Mahdi will finally reappear.

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5 hours ago, Mohammadi_follower said:

Woah that means iraqis don’t trust their own Ayatollah according to this survey. Just woah.

For Iraq, it is not clear whether e.g. Sunni respondents are talking about Sunni religious leaders or Shia ones. Depending on how ambiguous the question wording was you could easily have Sunnis assuming that they were being asked about the Shia religious leadership and downvoting them accordingly.

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This is the end of times and it will get worse MUCH worse.

 

As the world becomes more globalized the cultures of the different societies are moving and molding into one "modern" culture. This new culture does not put any emphasis on spirituality whatsoever and it promotes one to keep the mind busy with entertainment at all times and leaves no space for reflection. A very shallow and materialistic culture with huge emphasis on the individual, forget about family and society, it's all about you and what you have.


My personal advise is to guard yourself even more, always look at life from a third view perspective, otherwise its easy to forget the bigger picture.

This video is pretty nice, it's from a Christian man but the metaphor is true:

 

 

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2 hours ago, LeftCoastMom said:

These Arabs look pretty religious to me...

Lets just hope its not just a matter of identity, which it sometimes becomes for minorities. 

Such as assyrian Christians who love to wear the cross, tattoo it to their skin as well, even if they are in crime gangs.

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