Props. . .

. . .to Pakistani columnist Farrukh Saleem for this article addressing “honor killings.”  More, please. 

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~ by lewdandlascivious on December 22, 2007.

5 Responses to “Props. . .”

  1. Obviously, he has no right to even beat his daughter for not wearing a scarf. A scarf is not even that important in Islam. May Allah bless Aqsa, and grant her a place in Heaven, nobody deserves that, especially a young girl who hasn’t even really began to live.

    Islam doesn’t teach people to murder, but rather to save lives…

    “On that account: We ordained for the Children of Israel that if anyone slew a person unless it be* for murder or for spreading mischief in the land it would be as if he slew the whole people: and if anyone saved a life it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people. Then although there came to them Our apostles with clear Signs yet even after that many of them continued to commit excesses in the land.” Holy Qur’an (5:32)

    *In the case of a court sentence.

  2. Paul,
    What is “spreading mischief in the land” in Muslim doctrine? That sounds like a pretty broad justification for violence. I think we probably agree that if Muslims are interpreting “mischief” to mean wearing a scarf or having a boyfriend, we have serious problems.
    What do you think? (not a sarcastic question–I would like your insight)

  3. “Spreading mischief in the land” refers to crimes against humanity like causing wars, terrorism, and persecution. This definitely does not refer to what are in comparison relatively trivial matters, such as not wearing a scarf, or having a boyfriend. Such things are in the realm of personal choice. Not wearing a scarf is at the most a minor infringement of Islamic modesty, and having a boyfriend… Well it depends what you mean by this; If just courting then this is completely permissible in Islamic Law, but obviously Muslims regard it to be sinful to have sex outside marriage. Our personal sins are something we will all have to answer to God for, no Muslim has the right to go persecuting his/her brothers and sisters for them.

  4. That sounds perfectly reasonable to me: am I understanding it It boggles the mind to think of honor killings and other horrors perpetrated supposedly in defense of such verses.

    I completely understand if you don’t want to reveal info about yourself on the Internet, but I’m curious and have to ask because of your surname. . have you always been a Muslim? Just curious. 🙂

  5. I embraced Islam over 7 years ago after much soul searching. Actually, Islam is a state of being, to surrender to and obey God, and thereby be at peace. I wonder how many ‘Muslims’ are really in this state of being? This is not easy to attain, and I even wonder if I am yet in this spiritual condition… It is easy for anyone to claim a title, but to BE that which they claim, is not the same. But I pray to become one of those with whom my Lord is well pleased 🙂

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