Re: A job for life and source of income
- From: "Firouz" <firouz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2005 10:45:54 CST
The problem in Muslim countries are different. It has got the element of
religion and applying Shariah laws in today's society and interpreting Islam
So do you think the countries which don't try to apply the Shariah have no problems with sexism?
They may or may not. The problems are very different anyway. They do not have problem of stoning a woman to death.
Neither I nor any Baha'i has negative attitudes towards Islam or any other
religion. I just blame majority of Muslims and their clergies and mufties
for their interpretation of Islam and trying to apply the Islamic Shariah
they way they do and creating so much problem and hatred.
I think I would call that a distinction without a difference.
That's your idea, not Baha'i idea. Baha'is do respect Islam as revealed by Prophet Muhammad and Baha'is have always try to prove the prophethood of Muhammad to non-Muslims. But I do not believe majority of Muslims today are really Muslims. They have mislead, and that's why a new Messenger of God has come to guide those Muslims who have gone astray to the right path, to become real Muslims again.
Sure that's what I am saying. Shariah should be abrogated.
That is not what I"m saying. If Shariah is being applied badly then it makes sense to try to apply the shariah properly. If you are saying that there is something wrong with the Shariah even in the ideal situation, then I would say that contradicts what you said earlier about not having negative attitudes towards Islam.
Let me ask you a question. Let's assume in a Muslim country X the Shariah is being applied in the best way, exactly like the time of the Prophet Muhammad. And assume a woman is found committing adultery and the gadi (Islamic judge) could prove that she has committed adultery based on the requirement of Islam, now is it ok to sentence this woman to death by stoning in 21 century?
PLEASE ANSWER YES OR NO.
I don't know what logical, ethical, moral principles you are applying which let you say simplistically that stoning is inappropriate but that burning someone alive is A-OK.
We can use our 21st century standard. The standard by UN and many countries is that capital punishment should be abolished and if some countries do not abandon this capital punishment, the death sentence should be not torturous. Most countries are following this for criminal. But here we are talking not about a criminal, we are just talking about a woman who has committed adultery. That's not a criminal act. And she does not deserve to die even by lethal injection, then why stoning to death.
Best regards, Firouz
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