Thursday, January 13, 2011

Everyone is Equal in Allah's Eyes, no, wait...

There is no equality between men and women, or Muslims and non-Muslims. 

So says Saudi Sheikh, 'Abd-al-Rahman bin Nasir al-Barrak.  He must be one of those Islamophobes we hear so much about.

From Translating Jihad Jan 12

Saudi Sheikh Rejects Equality Between Muslims and Infidels, Men and Women

Saudi Sheikh, 'Abd-al-Rahman bin Nasir al-Barrak explains that there is no equality in Islam, or at least not in the way the West and the Human Rights Charter defines it. (See original Arabic here.)
Fatwa title: What is the ruling on the saying uttered by some people: "Islam is a religion of equality"?
Fatwa no. 38610, 7 Oct 2010
Answer: Praise be to God. Many people have spoken the phrase, "Islam is a religion of equality." They should know that this statement is heinous and false. Some Muslims may say it out of good intentions, seeking to praise and glorify Islam. Perhaps they don't know the real truth behind this phrase. This phrase is spoken by some whimsical people, who thereby reach out for purposes that are contrary to the law of Islam, such as the equality of rights between Muslims and infidels, and between men and women. They do this for the infidels, running behind their ways and their calls. But God hath differentiated between men and women in terms of rights, duties, and judgments. He hath also differentiated between Muslims and infidels in terms of judgments and penalties. The universal, legitimate, and penal Sunnah of God recognizes the differences--this is common sense. The Qur'an is frank in rejecting equality among things that are different. The Most High said: "Not equal are the blind and the seeing, nor the darknesses and the light, nor the shade and the heat, and not equal are the living and the dead..." [Qur'an 35:19-22]. He also said, "Are those who know equal to those who do not know? Only they will remember who are people of understanding" [Qur'an 39:9]. [...] The Almighty also said, "The woman is not like the man." He also said regarding the inheritance of sons and brothers, "The man receives the fortune of two women."

It is important to understand that this sheikh is not a loner, or a misunderstander of Islam, he is quoting the Qur'an, as do so many others, to show how Islam must be practiced and followed.  His views are not of the fringe, but of many Muslims who look to him for guidance and direction within Islam.  Yes it is true there is no Islamic "Pope", but a sheikh such as Al-Barrak are seen as a credible Islamic scholar, one whos words carry weight regarding Islamic doctrinal interpretations.

When Sheikh Al-Barrak speaks, jihadists listen

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