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It's me hello reacted to Batool in Death Of Cat In Microwave
^oh how awful! often sadistic treatment towards animals leads to further disturbing criminal beahviour, not that this isn't disturbing enough!
Teenagers should be punished according the the nature of their crime and not be treated leniently because of their age. A murdering teenager is as much a danger to society as a murdering 'adult'.
Congrats Ali Imran btw on becoming a moderator, you're really grown up on the site mashaAllah!
It's me hello reacted to shadow_of_light in Afghan Persecution In Iran.
TEHRAN (FNA)- A group of Iranian ministers in a meeting on Wednesday gave their consent to a plan that will provide legal Afghan immigrants and refugees with health insurance coverage. Health Minister Seyed Hassan Qazizadeh Hashemi, Labor Minister Ali Rabiee and Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli conferred on how to improve services to documented foreign migrants and refugees, especially the Afghans, and accorded to arrange insurance coverage for them
In May, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei authorized illegal Afghan children to go to school in Iran.
"No Afghan child, not even an Afghan immigrants who have come to Iran illegally and without documents, must be kept away from education and all of them must be registered at Iranian schools,” the supreme leader said.
It's me hello reacted to Sumerian in Gay Muslims
How people say people are born with such dirty tendencies makes no sense to me. The Holy Qur'an says that the People of Lut were the first ones to practice this sin.
Homosexuality is simply a fetish - and there are many disgusting fetishes out there. It is a lust which is given from Satan. One has to resist Satanic influences, it is he who makes you think this is natural and native.
It has consequences such as AIDs and other diseases. It is an accursed sin.
It's me hello reacted to coldcow in Gay Muslims
Regarding the OP. Is it possible to be Muslim while also being gay. I would think not. I mean is it possible to be Muslim if you murder people, or if you steal, I would also think not. But at the same time, I was also told that once you take the Shahada, then you're a Muslim, right? But what about the millions of Muslims around the world that drink alcohol, don't eat halal, have premarital relations w/ members of the opposite sex. Are they not Muslims? Or are they poor examples of Muslims? I mean, none of us are perfect, and many of us sin knowingly. At what point do we cross the line from being poor Muslims to being not Muslim?
It's me hello reacted to Haydar Husayn in George Galloway [OFFICIAL THREAD]
It's possible that he is still a Catholic, but I get the feeling his words would need to be analysed carefully to establish whether he is actually claiming that. For example, in the following clip, his words could be interpreted to mean that he used to be a Roman Catholic, rather than meaning that he still is one.
Similarly, his words in the following clip could also be interpreted as a denial of being Catholic:
I think he goes a bit further than that. He frequently makes use of phrases such as 'alhamdulillah', 'insha'Allah', 'as-salaamu alaikum', saying 'peace be upon him' after mentioning the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). He also often speaks on behalf of Islam or Muslims, which would be a strange thing to do if he weren't a Muslim. There is also the matter of the claims made by Jemima Khan, and the careful way in which he replied to them: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2135947/George-Galloway-calls-lawyer-Jemima-Khan-s-allegation-converted-Islam-secret-ceremony-decade-ago.html
His wife is apparently a Muslim, as were two of his ex-wives. He reportedly had a nikah with all of them.
It's me hello reacted to DigitalUmmah in Contrasting Cultures At The Olympics
its interesting how wearing skimpy bikini was mandatory for beach volleyball until very recently.
how is literally forcing women to be naked and sweaty for the enjoyment of leery males "freedom" while women wearing hijab in front of the entire planet watching them is "oppression"? makes no sense
It's me hello reacted to Ruq in Contrasting Cultures At The Olympics
Forgive me for not clicking on the Daily Fail link, i refuse to add to their traffic! Lots of athletes wear things on their heads as part of their sport (fencers, cycling, equestrian, swimmers). Heres one of the fencers the US sent to the Olympics this year:
It's me hello reacted to von Lohengramm in Contrasting Cultures At The Olympics
And let's not forget the typical comments:
"Nothing better shows the lack of freedom in Islam. Forcing women to cover themselves if they want to be in public? WHY is the Left okay with this obvious discrimination of women??"
"Strong an powerful women suppressed by religion...too be fair I was surprised they were even allowed to play!""
"Ridiculous female oppression."
It's me hello reacted to notme in Hillary Clinton [OFFICIAL THREAD]
If Palin opposes her as the Republican candidate, there's a good chance of a third party win. That might be good.
All high level politicians are evil. It doesn't matter which one runs, which one wins. Nothing changes. Either they are all the same or they don't control anything.
It's me hello reacted to realizm in Donald J. Trump [OFFICIAL THREAD]
Honestly, how can you be a Muslim and "PRAY" that some evil happens to you.
Be it Sanders or Trump, be prepared for corruption anyway. Unless some real revolution takes place in the US, all leaders will just walk in the footsteps of their ancestors.
It's me hello reacted to Soldiers and Saffron in marrying a hindu
The holy Quran states very clearly who you may marry, you may not marry a hindu.
How can you say she is perfect if she is not muslim to begin with? And what does it mean not to be muslim?
If you guys are good friends maybe you can try and talk to her about islam see how she stands on the subject.
It's me hello reacted to DigitalUmmah in marrying a hindu
even the sweat of a kaffir is najis. why would you want to marry such a person and have this nijasat in your childrens blood? how will you eat food prepared by a kaffir/ mushrik?
is she a mushrik hindu, or does she not worship idols?
as mentioned the only way is if she becomes muslim. are all the muslim girls on planet earth dead, that you have to trot off into the sunset with a hindu? raise your game, kid. you are better than this, and are worth more than anything she can offer you.
It's me hello reacted to Maryaam in [LAWS]Halal Slaughter Question
This is kind of a long article from yesteryear but it is really interesting to read in terms of suffering due to slaughter - I highlighted in blue the part I think answers your question:
Posted 28 February 2009 - 11:38 AM
It is claimed that the slaughtering of an animal with a knife is the most painful and tortuous method of killing. Nothing can be farther from the truth. It has been established beyond any shadow of doubt, through impartial scientific experiments conducted in non-Muslim countries, that the Islamic method of slaughtering with a knife is the least painful and thus the most humane method of killing an animal.
An animal is being stunned in a slaughterhouse in BrazilIn most of the Western countries, it is required by law to stun the animals with a shot in the head before the slaughter. It is done with a view to rendering the animal unconscious and thereby preventing it from reviving before it is killed so as not to slow down the movement of the processing line. It is also used from a humanitarian point of view. It is presumed that this stunning prevents the animal from feeling pain before it dies. But research conducted in a non-Muslim country like Germany has come out with very surprising findings which nail to the counter the allegations against the Islamic method of slaughtering with a knife.
The intensive research conducted at the School of Veterinary Medicine, Hanover University in Germany was headed by Professor Wilhelm Schulze. He was assisted by Dr. Hazim. The study was named: "Attempts to objectify pain and consciousness in conventional (captive bolt pistol stunning) and ritual (Islamic method of cutting with knife) methods of slaughtering sheep and calves."
The results were most unexpected to the non-Muslim Westerners. The claim that the CBPS (Capital Bolt Pistol Stunning) method was least painful and most humane dashed to the ground. The findings testified to the fact that the slaughter of an animal with a sharp knife is the least painful and most humane of all methods of killing.
In the study several electrodes were surgically implanted at various points of the skulls of all animals under experiment, touching the surface of the brain. The animals were allowed to recover for several weeks.
Some animals were then slaughtered, according to the Islamic method, by making a swift, deep incision with a sharp knife on the neck cutting the jugular vein and the carotid arteries as well as the trachea and esophagus. Other animals were stunned with the aid of a 'Captive Bolt Pistol' (CBP).
During the experiment an electroencephalograph (EEG) and an electrocardiogram (ECG) recorded the condition of the brains and the hearts of all the animals during the course of slaughter and stunning.
The results were as follows:
Slaughtering with a knife (The Islamic Method)
1. The first 3 seconds from the time of the slaughter (in the Islamic Method) as recorded on the EEG did not show any change from the graph before slaughter, thus indicating that the animal did not feel any recognisable pain during or after the incision.
2. During the following 3 second, the EEG recorded a condition of deep sleep-unconsciousness. This is due to the large quantity of blood gushing out of the body. The sudden and profuse bleeding from the incision on the neck causes a shock resulting in a state of unconsciousness due to severe shortage of blood supply to the vital centers located in the brain.
3. After the above-mentioned 6 seconds, the EEG recorded zero level, showing no feeling of pain at all.
4. As the brain message (EEG) dropped to zero level, the heart was still pounding and the body convulsing vigorously (a reflex action of the spinal cord) driving out a maximum amount of blood from the body, thus resulting in hygienic meat for the consumers.
Captive Bolt Pistol (CBP) Stunning Method
1. The animals were apparently unconscious soon after stunning.
2. But EEG showed severe pain immediately after stunning.
3. The hearts of animals stunned by CBP stopped beating earlier as compared to those of the animals slaughtered according to the Islamic method, resulting in the retention of more blood in the meat. This in turn is unhygienic for the consumer.
CBP Method and mad cow disease (MCD)
The Western method of stunning animals with a shot in the head is not only severely painful, as shown by the above experiment, but it is also alarmingly unhygienic. There is rising concern (based on the findings of some researches) that the method may be a factor in the spread of Mad Cow disease (MCD) from cattle to human beings.
Two independent researches carried out recently at the Texas A & M University and by Canada's Food Inspection Agency discovered that a method called Pneumatic Stunning (in which a metal bolt is fired into the cow's brain and followed by a pulverising burst of 150 pounds of air pressure) delivered a force so explosive that it scattered brain tissue throughout the animal's body. The findings are really disturbing since brain tissue and spinal cord are the most infectious parts of an animal with Mad Cow Disease which causes Swiss cheese like holes in the brain of the infected animal. It is all the more alarming because 30 to 40 per cent of the American cattle are stunned by pneumatic guns before the slaughter.
As for the most modern method of electric stunning being practiced in many developed countries, the Meat Inspection Branch of the United States Department of Agriculture came to the following conclusion in 1953: "The use of electric stunning methods by plants which operate under federal meat inspection has not been permitted as a result of experiments which were conducted several years ago at the University of Chicago. These experiments indicated that electric stunning in hogs resulted in certain changes in the tissues which could not be differentiated by gross examination from similar changes produced by disease."
In 1955 the Danish Ministry of Justice issued a circular, which said, "Stunning with electricity causes extravasations in meat, sanguinary intestines and fracture in the spinal column, pelvis and the shoulder blades through shock. The blood in the meat makes it more susceptible to putrefaction and has a detrimental effect upon its taste. The properties of the meat which would co-operate with the salt in extracting the blood traces are interfered within the animal undergoing shock convulsions prior to slaughter."
In 1954 British regulations were amended and electric stunning was prohibited, "the reason being that stunning seriously affected the quality of British bacon."
It was also observed: "Electric stunning hastens the onset of putrefaction in meat. The explanation of the phenomenon lies in the high lactic acid level following electric shocks prior to bleeding. High lactic acid alters the bacterial resistance of meat."
If the head of the animal is severed by one sharp blow through guillotining or Bali at the sacrificial post, there will be sudden contraction of voluntary muscles, which will expel important nutrient fluids and, as in electric shock, some lactic acid will also form. What is more, since the heart will stop suddenly, there will not be sufficient bleeding which is needed for better and healthier meat.
It is evident from the above-mentioned studies that the Islamic slaughter of animals is a blessing to both the animal and the person who consumes it. It may, however, be mentioned in this connection that the Islamic method insists on several measures to make the slaughter lawful.
This is done to ensure maximum benefit to both the animal and the consumer.
The holy Prophet Muhammad's (peace be upon him) emphatic declaration in this regard should be mentioned first. The holy Prophet (pbuh) said: "Allah calls for mercy in everything, so be merciful when you kill and when you slaughter: sharpen your blade to relieve its pain."
The Islamic method indeed demands that the knife to be used for slaughtering animals must be sharp and used swiftly. The swift cut of vessels of the neck disconnects the flow of blood to the nerves in the brain responsible for pain. Thus the slaughtered animal feels no pain.
It may be mentioned in this connection that the movements and withering of the different limbs of the animal after the incision is made are not due to pain, but due to the contraction and relaxation of the muscles deficient in blood. The convulsions are due to the contraction of the muscles in response to the lack of oxygen in the brain cells.
The muscles, by these contractions, squeeze out blood from the blood vessels in the tissues to pour it into the central circulation system to be sent to the brain, but this is lost on the way (due to cutting of big vessels in the neck) and the brain cells consequently keep on sending messages to the muscles to wring out blood, until the animal dies.
Convulsions thus occur when the animal becomes unconscious. And because the slaughtered animal becomes unconscious for massive hemorrhage, it does not feel pain while bleeding.
The holy Prophet's (pbuh) kindness to the animals extended to such an extent that he also instructed the Muslims neither to sharpen the blade of the knife in front of the animals nor to slaughter an animal in front of others of its own kind. It is unfortunate that very few Muslims today abide by this noble and unparalleled instruction of the last and greatest Prophet.
Lastly, the Islamic method also insists that the cut should involve the windpipe (trachea), gullet (esophagus), and the two jugular veins without cutting the spinal cord. This method results in rapid gush of blood draining most of it from the animal's body. If the spinal cord is cut, the nerve fibres to the heart might be damaged leading to cardiac arrest, thus resulting in stagnation of blood in the blood vessels. The blood must be drained completely before the head is removed from the body. As most of the blood, which acts as medium of microorganisms, is removed the meat becomes purified and also remains fresh for a longer period as compared to the meat obtained through other methods of slaughtering like gullotining or decapitation, CBPS and electric stunning.
The Islamic method of slaughter is, therefore, not only the most humane and least painful but also the most hygienic of all the methods of killing animals.
It's me hello reacted to baradar_jackson in North Korea Declares War On The United States
I don't even see how this is news. The Korean war is still going on. South Korea, judging by its US military presence, can be considered an extension of the US. Therefore, for all intents and purposes, the DPRK and the US were already at war.
As for the decision, let's be honest with ourselves: the DPRK is a nation which knows how to survive. They haven't survived all this time (and this last 20 years in particular) by being stupid.
It's me hello reacted to notme in Becoming a millionare
Money in itself is nothing. It buys nice things, but more than nice things, I think most people want security. They want to not worry about "what if my car breaks" or "what it I get sick and can't work".
Probably some people want power too, and wealth can be used as power.
Wealth is a test, and poverty is also a test. Neither is good or bad, from a spiritual point of view. What matters is what we do with what we have.