When it comes to faith/beliefs,there is no comprise at all.I am very worried to see fellow muslims trying to please others so that we look modern,pragmatic,friendly etc,etc at the expense of our faiths/beliefs/values.We forgot that we have to please Allah swt first-the rest is irrelevant as far as faith is concerned.
"Bagi kamu agama kamu, dan bagiku agamaku".
We muslims are friends to everyone,but when it comes to faith,we must stand by the above ayat.Let me share a write up by Allahyarham Sayyid Qutb on this matter.
Al-Qalam (The Pen) Sura 68: Verses 8-9
A person with faith will not abandon any of its beliefs or values, because its minor points are the same as its major ones. Indeed, in faith there is nothing minor and nothing major: both are the same. A faith is single unity with parts complementing each other. Its advocate will never discard any part of it in order to please someone else.
Islam and Jahiliyyah can never meet halfway or indeed in any way. This is true of Islam everywhere and across all generations. All states of ignorance, or jahiliyyah, are the same: past, present or future. The gulf that separates the two states is unbridgeable and admits no compromise. The two are diametrically opposed.
Several reports speak of what the unbelievers in Makkah tried to achieve by way of compromise with the Prophet so that they would stop criticizing their worship methods. They hoped that he would give them something that would save their faces if they were to follow him. The Prophet, however, maintained a decisive firmness, refusing to give up even a small part of his faith. Additionally, he was extremely well mannered, kind and benevolent towards his tribesmen, eager to make things easy for them. With regard to faith, he was committed, obedient to God's instructions.
The Prophet did not compromise any iota of his faith even during the direst period of his life in Makkah, where he and his few followers were under siege, suffering immense persecution. He never withheld a word that needed to be uttered in the face of such tyrants. He never sought to soften their stance or to avoid their persecution by such compromise. Nor did he ever hesitate to clarify any point that was closely or remotely relevant to his faith.
"In the Shade of the Quran" - Sayyid Qutb, Vol 17, pp. 185-186