QUOTE(Malay_guy @ Feb 16 2007, 01:47 AM) [snapback]2728804[/snapback]
I don't say they should avoid communicating with the non-muslim at all. but there's a limit to it. there's things that non-muslim regularly do that was considered haram in Islam, like consuming alcohol for example. and there's much more. in fact it is also haram to imitate any form of activities that resembled non-muslim religious ritual. like richochet said, Islam is not just a believe. it's a way of life. it cover everything from how do you run a country down to how you clean up your belly waste.
If Muslims continue to feel like this then I fear that Muslims will always be segregated. If your friends drink, that doesn't mean that you can't join them at pubs, just don't drink.
When I was young. A neighbours neice looked after me. Her parents were from the kampong and very poor and could not look after her. She came to live with us and helped look after me, helped my mum cook and clean. In return my parents sent her to school, fed her and clothes her. When she finished high school she left us and went to university. I still call her my "kakak" eventhough I haven't seen her for 10 years. We went for her wedding and she came to ours she became very close with my mum's side of the family, with my mums sisters who were about her age. When she came to live with us my parents gave her the option of not helping cook whenever we had pork but, she said that as long as she didn't eat it she was quite happy to cook it. When I last saw her 10 years ago she had 4 kids and lived in KL.