Good evening, friend. To put my questions into perspective, I am an agnostic that is studing religion and philosophy at the university level, with a focus and love of Christian counter-apologetics (arguments for and against the existance of God from the standpoint of logic).
Coming from an Australian town comprised almost entirely of white Australian Christians and Atheists, I'd never even met someone of the Islamic faith until I moved towns to go to University. When I encountered their faith, I was unable to consider it and it's basic practices, and since you still appear to be answering questions, I'd be honoured to have a few of mine answered.
1. What does the Koran say in regards to other religions or faiths, and does it mention anything in regards to the non-religious? In other words, in the event that I died, what fate would await me in your eyes? 2. Does the Koran have a simply stated set of moral values? The Christian Bible has it's 'ten commandments', amongst other motifs like 'loving your neighbour as yourself'. 3. A Christian would normally view their God as an all good, all powerful being. What view do you (or a mainstream Muslim) hold of their God? 4. What is the significance of the prophet Muhammad? Unlike Christian prophets, whom were normally treated more as messengers, he seems to hold a place of extreme significance. What is his role, and why is he 'worshipped' in the manner he is?
I apologise in advance for the relations to Christianity. If you cannot answer them in that manner, that's ok. I would merely find it easier to understand if the answer was posed in relation to something I'm familiar with.
One question that I have after watching a programme on a British Muslim mum and dad murdering their daughter because she would not do as they told and they brought dishonour to their family. Why do they think that murder is more honourable than dishonour by a female child not obeying them? I hope this is not something that is upheld by any muslim court.
Honor Killings were present before Islam came into this world.
It is a cultural practice that happens in the Middle East, but over the period of time, those generations of people have turned from Pagan ancestry to Islamic ancestry, they still haven't abandoned that immoral practice.
So logically speaking, 'honor killing' has nothing to do with Islam, it is a cultural practice.