What is Sharia anyway?
WTF is Sharia Law anyway? Yassmin Abdel-Magied from Q&A breaks it down (cc: Jacqui Lambie).Read more: http://bit.ly/1pOykbF
Posted by Junkee on Tuesday, 14 February 2017
After a ‘bit’ of a tiff with Jackie Lambie, Yassmin Abdel-Magied breaks down what Sharia actually means. She said “Firstly, lets get rid of the word ‘Law’. Sharia is not a system of laws like the Australian legal system. Sharia is about a Muslim’s personal relationship with their God. A Proper implementation of Sharia does not force anyone to follow it’s rules and there is no parallel legal system. Infact, (Muslims are) religiously obligated to follow Australian law. She touches on the basic principles of Sharia, such as justice, equality, and it’s dynamic and fluid, and open to interpretation. Yassmin then talks about the misinterpretations – the difference between religion and culture, traditional hijab, patriarchy, polticis of particular countries. She said “I follow Sharia, and my interpretation of that means I must also fight for people’s human rights. Like any belief system, religious or otherwise, its supremely complex and Muslims disagree on a lot of the issues. It’s about justice and equality.” Produced by JUNKEE. Yassmin Abdel-Magied is a mechanical engineer and petrol head with a passion for social justice and terrible puns, she tweets @yassmin_a.
How Muslims Should Deal with Homosexuality
Dr Yasir Qadhi explains how a Muslim should deal with urges of Homosexuality and how we are expected to deal with this controversial topic.
Posted by OnePath Network on Friday, 6 May 2016
Dr Yasir Qadhi explains how a Muslim should deal with urges of homosexuality and how we are expected to deal with this controversial topic. “We need to be very clear that what is forbidden in our religion is the action of intimacy outside of marriage. What is not forbidden, the sharia does not forbid feelings of the heart. What your heart lusts after, ie your sexual persuasion – the sharia will not punish you based on feelings of the heart.” If a person is gay, this does not mean they are any less of a Muslim, in fact, if they battle such urges, they may be a better Muslim because the their urges may be more difficult. If they act upon their urges, then we as Muslims should encourage them to repent, and make dua to make it easy for them. There’s no point being harsh, mean, nasty or cruel as we don’t want them to leave the faith. Everyone commits sins, and as long as they want repentance and forgiveness, they should be welcomed. The line is drawn at somebody who wants to spread this a pro-gay Muslim idea, then we would kindly ask them not to do it at the mosque, and to preach elsewhere. Produced by ONEPATH NETWORK