posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 09:24 AM
What is Shariah?
Shariah is the set of principles and rules outlined in the Holy Qura’n. The Holy Prophet Muhammad, may peace be on him, further elaborated and
illustrated these rules and principles through his deeds also called Sunnah (ways of the Holy Prophet) and his words also referred to as Ahadith (oral
traditions of the Holy Prophet). Like the Holy Quran, Sunnah and Ahadith are considered primary sources of Shariah by Muslim scholars. But in order of
importance, the Holy Qura’n outranks Sunnah and Ahadith. This is because the Holy Qura’n is the Divine word.
It has been preserved in its original form as the Quran itself states and also as history bears witness and is thus considered authentic. The
authenticity of Sunnah and Ahadith is sometimes subject to the test of authenticity. Such dissection is not required in all situations. Sunnah and
Ahadith are deemed inauthentic, when in conflict with the Holy Qura’n simply because the actions of the Holy Prophet cannot be in conflict with
Divine principles. In the West today, Shariah is identified as a source of oppression, violence and tyranny. This misconception of Shariah stems from
actions that arise from an out-of-context reading of the Holy Quran and reliance on inauthentic traditions of the Holy Prophet. A study of the Holy
Quran suggests that the Holy Quran preaches justice, freedom of conscience and compassion.
Yeah? Okay, lots of people have said so. So - what the hell happened? What's with the terror and violence and never-ending strife?
The gap between Shariah and western liberal values, however, is often portrayed larger than it really is, thanks to out-of-context reading and
distortion of the teachings of the Holy Qur’an and the traditions of the Holy Prophet. The out-of-context reading and distortion occurs due to a
variety of reasons.
For stars and flags? No. For argument and not debate? Not really. Because they are demons? No, they are power-mongers and violent, sick
For example, in Pakistan, clergy wants to radicalize Muslims to increase their own [the clergy's] street and electoral power. It is easier to
create blindly obedient followers when the teachings of the Holy Qur’an are presented in black-and-white manner.
As in, do what I say, because this is what the book says. Oh, really? Okay then, gimme that bomb vest!
The ordinary Muslims find themselves too powerless to challenge the twisted interpretation of clergy out of fear and/or ignorance.
WHAT? out of Fear and/or Ignorance.
This bit, OF COURSE, applies as well to Evangelical Christians who are hoping to bring on 'The End Times', who get sucked in blindly by a charismatic
preacher so that HE can get rich, while 'stroking' his 'flock' into a trance of illusion.
In some cases, the ordinary Muslims are inclined to believe in twisted interpretation of clergy because such interpretations give
legitimacy to centuries-old local customs, which might give these ordinary Muslims power over vulnerable segments of society.
Power-mongering. Terrorism. Strap that vest on and GO! SCARE the survivors into submission.
the clergy fights hard to defend laws that prescribe punishment for blasphemy because such laws give them power over minorities as well as control
over those Muslims who might be considered a threat to the authority of clergy by insisting on Quranic teachings of religious tolerance, political
peace and human dignity. All in all, in today’s Muslim world, Shariah is rarely a source of justice, tolerance or charity. Instead it has become the
chosen tool of oppression and savagery. In the earlier centuries of Islam, it was Shariah that had fostered religious tolerance, socioeconomic
justice, legal excellence and scientific achievements. Simply put, it is not Shariah but its twisted interpretation by Muslim clergy that is the
How did Shariah, which should be a source of justice, charity and tolerance, become a form of oppression? Ironically, it is the flexibility
embedded in Shariah that led to its distortion.
I'll leave it there and give you all a chance to read HOW that came to be. And then think about the horrors done in the name of "Christ" based on the
distortion of his story, his teachings, and the Bible itself.
edit on 11/7/13 by wildtimes because: (no reason given)