Avant de présenter les règles coraniques concernant les femmes et leurs habits, il est primordial de rappeler ces quelques points :
1 – Le Coran est la seule source de loi autorisée par Dieu. (6:114)
2 – Le Coran est complet et pleinement détaillé, rien n’y est oublié. (6:38, 6:114, 6:89 et 12:111)
3 – Dieu en appelle aux vrais croyants afin qu’ils suivent ses paroles plutôt que celles de « savants », afin de s’assurer de ne pas tomber dans le piège de l’idolâtrie et de l’association. (9:31)
4 – Dieu dénomme par les termes « agresseurs », « menteurs » et « idolâtres » ceux qui interdisent ce que Lui a déclaré licite. (5:87, 6:140, 7:32 et 10:59)
This article is written in response to numerous emails we have received enquiring about many prohibitions which are proclaimed by numerous Imams and which cannot be found in the Quran. The following email is one example:
“Salaam, we have converted to Islam 3 years ago, we have been reading various pages on your site and we are very impressed with the clarity of mind you have and your sincere effort to preach the Quran. Can you please help me on the following issue: my son has been going to a local mosque and lately has been very confused by the way the Imam is forbidding so many normal things in life! He is told he cannot listen to music, he cannot have any pictures or portraits at home, he cannot wear silk or gold, he cannot keep a dog as a pet and so many other things. It sounds like the Imam is virtually saying that we should not have any enjoyment in this world! When my son asked the Imam to show him any Quranic evidence for all these rules, the Imam quoted 11:116 saying that the words in this verse prohibit us from having material luxuries! Could you please give us your valuable opinion because my son is very confused, keep up the good work, wasalam.”
God Never Ordered Abraham to sacrifice his son
Suppose you have a 12 year old son and you taught him all his life that stealing is wrong and that he should never steal any money and for any purpose. Now suppose that one day you wish to test your son, would you test him by commanding him to go and steal some money for you? Would you command your own son to do what you taught him all his life that is wrong, to see how much he loves you?
By: Chris Moore
The Islamic world is experiencing a rise in women wearing the burqa claiming it to be part of the Islamic dress code. Whether it is worn by choice or force is open to debate as very few women are able to, or prefer not to voice an opinion on the matter. Those who have, generally argue against the compulsory (by law as in Afghanistan) wearing of this garment with a minority claiming the right to wear it citing Quranic and prophetic instruction.
Before presenting the Quranic rules for women’s dress, it is essential to be reminded of the following:
1- The Quran is the only source of law that is authorised by God (6:114).
2- The Quran is complete and fully detailed (6:38, 6:114, 6:89 and 12:111).
3- God calls on His true believers to make sure not to fall in the trap of idol worship by following the words of the scholars instead of the words of God (9:31).
4- God calls those who prohibit what He did not prohibit, aggressors, liars and idol worshippers (5:87, 6:140, 7:32, 10:59).
The command to follow the Quran alone is given very clearly in the Quran, see: Dozen Reasons
The punishment enforced in some Islamic countries for the crime of theft is based on the wrong interpretation of the following verse:
[5:38] The male thief, and the female thief, you shall ‘eqta’u’ (cut) their hands as a penalty for what they have committed, and to serve as a deterrent from God. God is Dignified, Wise.
According to the incorrect interpretation of 5:38, the law in these Islamic countries deems the punishment of severing the hand of anyone caught stealing. But is this the correct interpretation of God’s words in 5:38?
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