Blazing Cat Fur Links:
The anniversary of the Molly NorrisÂ Fatwa…
Noble Savage Watch
- Toronto District School Board Teaches That Only White People Are Racist: Â “While people in different contexts can experience prejudice or discrimination, racism, in a North American context, is based on an ideology of the superiority of the white race over other racial groups.”–moreÂ – found on page 70 of thisÂ document.
- Illinois: Muslim Leader Calls for Sharia to the Chants of “Allah Akbar”!! ~ Video
- Egyptian and Yemeni Islamic Leaders Call for Sharia in front of Massive Crowds! ~ Video
- IslamoPUNK Anjem ChoudaryÂ clearlyÂ lays out the planÂ toÂ implement Sharia on the UK.Â The enemy is inside the gates. Why is the government of the UK doing nothing about this threat? It is time to ban Sharia Law, andÂ charge those who call for it withÂ treason!Â Â (Logans)
- She did it for Islam:Â Muslim woman “makes history” for competing in an AMERICAN weightlifting competition while wearing a bag on herÂ headÂ (Barenaked)
We cannot help but be saddened to see that there are religions that still categorise any members of their lay faithful as “untouchable,” literally or figuratively. This is a chance to look further at Islamic texts, on which this behavour is based:
- Men have authority over women becauseÂ God has made the one superior to the other (Quran 4:34);
- Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri: The Prophet said, “Isn’t the witness of a women equal to half that of a man?” The women said “yes.” He said “This is because of the deficiency of the women’s mind” (Bukhari 3:48:826);
- Narrated ‘Aisha: The things which annul the prayers were mentioned before me. They said, “Prayer is annulled by a dog, a donkey and a woman [if they pass in front of the praying people]” (Bukhari 1:9:490);
- “A menstruating woman is not allowed to recite the Qur’an” (Abu Dawud, vol. 1 footnote 113);
- “They question thee [O Muhammad] concerning menstruation. Say: It is an illness, so let women alone at such times and go not in unto them till they are cleansed. And when they have purified themselves, then go in unto them as Allah hath enjoined upon you. Truly Allah loveth those who turn unto Him, and loveth those who have a care for cleanness” (Quran 2:222);
- “Allah said, ‘It is My obligation to make Eve bleed once every month as she made this tree bleed. I must also make Eve stupid, although I created her intelligent.’ Because Allah afflicted Eve, all of the women of this world menstruate and are stupid (Al-Tabari 1:280);
- Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar: I heard the Prophet saying. “Evil omen is in three things: The horse, the woman and the house” (Bukhari 4:52:110);
- Narrated Usama bin Zaid: The Prophet said, “After me I have not left any affliction more harmful to men than women” (Bukhari 7:62:33).
There is so much more, but I think you get the picture. Thus, regardless of the fact that Islamic laws concerning ritual impurity are derived from the Jewish laws that preceded them, as Christians we patently reject the notion that
- women’s prayers are any less efficacious than those of men, or
- external elements can nullify anyone’s prayer.