Today's Fartwa

From the excellent Infidels are Cool blog:

Islam Q&A – What is The Ruling On Underwear?

From the all-knowing Islamic Scholars of

A friend of mine told me that wearing the modern under wear is not sunnah. Is this true?

Praise be to Allaah.

Our shaykh ‘Abd al-Rahmaan al-Barraak answered this question as follows:

“Underwear and other types of clothing have to do with habits based on people’s traditions (‘urf), so long as they do not contradict the sharee’ah. The wearing of pants (sirwaal) was known at the time of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) because of the hadeeth of Ibn ‘Umar (may Allaah be pleased with them both) concerning what the muhrim (person in a state of ihraam for Hajj or ‘Umrah) is forbidden to wear: ‘The muhrim should not wear a shirt or turban or pants…’ (Agreed upon).”

There is nothing wrong with wearing underwear so long as it does not involve anything that is haraam, such as crosses or pictures of animate beings, or women wearing men’s clothes and vice versa.

Islam Q&A
Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid

Notice he doesn’t mention “powdery substance that could destroy an airplane” as haraam.  This question was obviously asked because of the Panty Bomber incident, but Shiek Muhammed couldn’t find the courage to bring it up…

Steve at S&L makes a great point:

We are told that submission and obedience are the very foundation of Islam. So it’s clear that if the Mullahs really wanted to stop terrorism all they would have to do is tell their followers to stop and it would end.

That the top Muslim clerics have not stopped their followers from committing terrorist acts tells us all we need to know about the Religion Of Peace.

Gordon Clown calls for “global action”, goes back to sleep….

GORDON Brown today urged world leaders to cooperate “urgently” to tighten airport security in the aftermath of the failed Detroit plane bombing, as the US intelligence tsar warned al-Qa’ida was becoming more “cunning”. The Australian/thanks to Mullah

The Situation in Afghanistan:

US Intel: “Time Running out in Afghanistan”

The revolving doors of Obambi’s  prisons:

US Releases Iranian Terror Group leader responsible for Kidnapping/Murder of 5 US Soldiers

“Honoring” Killers is a Cause for Celebration for the Pali Arabs:

Moderate‘ ‘Palestinian‘ President Mahmoud Abbas Abu Mazen threw a birthday party this week for one of his favorite women: Dalal al-Mughrabi, the perpetrator of the 1978 Coastal Road Massacre in which 37 civilians, including 12 children and US citizen Gail Rubin, were murdered. Mughrabi would have been 50 years old this past week.

Carl has more:  Read the whole thing

Some good news:

San Francisco Zionists Cow Anti-Israel Protestors

“Militants don’t like to be expelled:

Suicide bomber kills 40 at Pakistan sports event

“The locality has been a hub of militants. Locals set up a militia and expelled the militants from this area. This attack seems to be a reaction to their expulsion,” Ayub Khan, the local police chief, told reporters. Times Online>>

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