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Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Fancy a new look? Don’t let it go to your head!

If you fancy a fancy haircut in Iran, forget it. Mullets are out. So are ponytails and fancy quiffs and spiky hairdos.

All in the name of Islam, of course. Such hairstyles, you see, are decadent and Western and un-Islamic.

But you can have a bit of gel, it seems (don’t make it out of pork fat, though), and you don’t really have to wear a beard as a sign of religious devotion. Oh, well that’s OK, then.


Anonymous said...

islamic proselitism in spain:

«...the increase in homossexuality is related to the consumption of pork, since according to muslims, people are what they eat: «(...) a shameless animal like a pig permeates or accentuates some behaviours of the consumer.»

«...el aumento de la homosexualidad está relacionado con el consumo de cerdo, ya que según ellos, las personas somos lo que comemos: “(…)un animal sin vergüenza como el cerdo impregna o acentúa determinadas formas de comportamiento de los consumidores”.»


Stuart Hartill said...

But if you are what you eat, Anonymous, wouldn't that make Catholics crackers?

Anonymous said...

Stuart Hartill

Catholics eat pork too, that's beside the point. Both homossexuals and Catholics will be in deep trouble with creeping sharia...

Anonymous said...

Stuart Hartill

Catholics eat pork too, that's beside the point. Both homossexuals and Catholics will be in deep trouble with creeping sharia...


Stuart Hartill said...

But to follow this 'you are what you eat'idea through though, I'm trying to imagine if there's such a thing as a 'typical' Muslim diet - considering the variety of cultures in which Muslims are involved throughout the world.
Do think it's a bit unreasonable of them to go around grumbling at our dietary habits and not even throw in a few nice recipes.
That's the thing with these religious zealots - just don't think things through.

Anonymous said...

Mohammad only came up with a drink: camel urine.

You can read it here:

Sahih Bukhari

Narrated Anas:The climate of Medina did not suit some people, so the Prophet ordered them to follow his shepherd, i.e. his camels, and drink their milk and urine (as a medicine). So they followed the shepherd that is the camels and drank their milk and urine till their bodies became healthy. Then they killed the shepherd and drove away the camels. When the news reached the Prophet he sent some people in their pursuit. When they were brought, he cut their hands and feet and their eyes were branded with heated pieces of iron. Sahih Al-Bukhari, Vol. 7, Bk. 71, No. 590. (Also, see No. 589.)

Narrated Anas: Some people from the tribe of 'Ukl came to the Prophet and embraced Islam. The climate of Medina did not suit them, so the Prophet ordered them to go to the (herd of milch) camels of charity and to drink, their milk and urine (as a medicine). They did so, and after they had recovered from their ailment (became healthy) they turned renegades (reverted from Islam) and killed the shepherd of the camels and took the camels away. The Prophet sent (some people) in their pursuit and so they were (caught and) brought, and the Prophets ordered that their hands and legs should be cut off and that their eyes should be branded with heated pieces of iron, and that their cut hands and legs should not be cauterized, till they die. Sahih Al-Bukhari Vol. 8, Bk. 82, No. 794.

Sahih Muslim

Anas reported: Eight men of the tribe of 'Ukl came to Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) and swore allegiance to him on Islam, but found the climate of that land uncogenial to their health and thus they became sick, and they made complaint of that to Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him), and he said: Why don't you go to (the fold) of our camels along with our shepherd, and make use of their milk and urine. They said: Yes. They set out and drank their (camels') milk and urine and regained their health. They killed the shepherd and drove away the camels. This (news) reached Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) and he sent them on their track and they were caught and brought to him (the Holy Prophet). He commanded about them, and (thus) their hands and feet were cut off and their eyes were gouged and then they were thrown in the sun, until they died.

This hadith has been narrated on the authority of Ibn al-Sabbah with a slight variation of words. Sahih Muslim, Book 16, Number 4131 (Also, see 4130, 4132).


Anonymous said...

Mohammad's hygiene

It is worthwhile to read the full hadis:

Sunaan Abu Dawud, Book 1, Number 0067:
Narrated Abu Sa'id al-Khudri:
I heard that the people asked the Prophet of Allah (peace_be_upon_him): Water is brought for you from the well of Buda'ah. It is a well in which dead dogs, menstrual clothes and excrement of people are thrown. The Messenger of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) replied: Verily water is pure and is not defiled by anything.

Another hadis in Sahih Bukhari (1.5.260) says that after sexual intercourse, clean the private parts with hand; rub the hand in wall, and then wash the hand.

Let us read this hadis in full.

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 5, Number 260:
Narrated Maimuna:
The Prophet took the bath of Janaba. (sexual relation or wet dream). He first cleaned his private parts with his hand, and then rubbed it (that hand) on the wall (earth) and washed it. Then he performed ablution like that for the prayer, and after the bath he washed his feet.

Here are a few more ahadith on the Islamic hygiene:

If you cover your feet with dust for Allah's cause, then Allah will save them from hell fire...(Sahih Bukhari, 2.13.30)
If you have a bad dream then spit on your left and seek refuge from Allah…(Sahih Bukhari, 9.87.133)
Share a tooth pick between two persons…(Sunaan Abu Dawud, 1.0050)
If you touch a carcass, no need to wash your hands…(Sunaan Abu Dawud, 1.0186)
You can use polluted water for ablution...(Sunaan Abu Dawud, 1.0066)


Anonymous said...

So I suppose a faux hawk would be out of the question.

The whole damn thing is ridiculous. Most amusingly ridiculous is the Modesty and Veil Festival.

It's like bizarro world in Islamic countries.

Anonymous said...

Charter of the Nations rejecting Sharia

Charter of the Nations rejecting Sharia


We, free organizations and free citizens, who assume all responsibility for our actions; in the name of and for the preservation of the values of freedom, separation of church and state and respect for others, present in the European Concention of Human Rights, a cornerstone of our democracies; hereby solemnly denounce the presence and introduction of Sharia law in our territories.

The signatories of the charter refute any accusation of racism or xenophobia. To condemn Sharia is a political and social action, which in no way concerns the character of individuals or their person. Sharia, which, by classifying and ranking human beings depending on their religious beliefs or their gender, and by declaring parts of humanity impure and inferior, amounts to an unacceptable system of religious sexism, racism and xenophobia.

Sharia, which intends to govern individual and collective behaviours under the threat of spiritual or physical punishment on behalf of a religious belief, is a set of rules which fundamentally violates the constitutional freedoms and human dignity of our citizens, by trying to persuade them to abjure their inalienable rights in favor of a degrading servitude.

We, the undersigned, in light of the fundamental incompatibility between Democracy and Sharia law (1), hereby declare it to be undesirable in our respective countries and call upon all citizens and organizations to support this proclamation and to work together in defense of our fundamental liberties and human dignity.

We commit ourselves to preserve and defend our fellow citizens and our societies from Sharia and to work for its definitive banishment by all means in our possession, within the limits of the law and democratic principles.

We commit ourselves:

+ To promote in our respective countries the passage of laws forbidding the teaching of the rules of sharia as well as the promotion or propagation, public or private, of their individual or collective application as norms of conduct.

+ To promote in our respective countries effective educational, legislative and repressive measures designed to eliminate social practices linked to the application of the rules of sharia

(1): Judgment of February 13, 2003 by the European Court of Human Rights(*) of Strasbourg concerning sharia :

“The Court concurs in the Chamber’s view that sharia is incompatible with the fundamental principles of democracy, as set forth in the Convention(**).Source alinea 15 on this page:

 (*) The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights the supreme instance in decisions concerning human rights; the signatories of the Convention are bound by its decisions.

(**) The European Convention of Human Rights, ratified by the European states has force of law in all the countries of the European Union.

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