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Haydar Husayn

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  1. If this hadith is authentic, then it says to me that DNA evidence is inadmissible. The Prophet (pbuh) knew that the woman had committed adultery based on genetic traits, but did not punish her because the case was settled by Allah's law. Let's review here: the man walks in on his wife having sex with another man, he goes to the Prophet (pbuh) who says he needs more witnesses or he will be lashed himself, later on the wife is found to be pregnant and gives birth to a child matching the description given by the Prophet (pbuh), and still nothing is done to the women. And you want to tell me that
  2. Exactly. If she hasn't been convicted of adultery, then her sentence makes no sense.
  3. Your understanding is essentially the Muslim one. The only disagreement I would have is taking anything from Paul and trusting Revelations. As far as I know, most Biblical scholars do not think the authors of the Gospel according to John and Revelations are the same person, and I think there was some debate as to whether to include Revelations in the Bible when the books to be contained in it were chosen. What about the Old Testament? Do you believe that the 5 books of Moses found in the Bible are the same Torah the Qur'an is talking about? I would also be interested to hear Placid's views on
  4. There is a hadith from Bukhari that is relevant to this, but I don't know if it exists in our books, or if we would consider it to be authentic. I would be interested to know. Anyway, here it is: Bukhari: Volume 6, Book 60, Number 271: Narrated Ibn Abbas: Hilal bin Umaiya accused his wife of committing illegal sexual intercourse with Sharik bin Sahma' and filed the case before the Prophet. The Prophet said (to Hilal), "Either you bring forth a proof (four witnesses) or you will receive the legal punishment (lashes) on your back." Hilal said, "O Allah's Apostle! If anyone of us saw a man over h
  5. I agree that some of the comments have been unacceptable, however when someone puts themselves in the public domain, they have to accept some public criticism. No one has commented on her clothes or her looks, so I don't know why you are posting pictures. The remarks about her accent are ridiculous, and misplaced. However, I think I know what it is about the way she speaks that it leading people to make these comments, but I'm not going to say what it is because enough hurtful things have already been said. Let's just there are some things in your post that not everyone might completely agree
  6. What is interesting is that this really is myth. The vast majority of New Testament Biblical scholars agree that this story is a later addition, that wasn't in the original manuscripts. The reason is it is nowhere to be found in the earliest Greek manuscripts, and where it is there are some marks around it that indicate it's not part of the original. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesus_and_the_woman_taken_in_adultery Really? What about good old judge's knowledge? Article 105 – The Shari’a Judge can act upon his own knowledge in the cases of [defending] the God’s Rights (Haghollah) and People’s
  7. I would still be interested in knowing more about this, and its basis is Islam.
  8. Aren't the Ahlul Khubra who aren't Mujtahids themselves just likely to point to their own Marja? After all if they believed someone else was more knowledgeable, shouldn't they be following that person instead?
  9. There are many people with 'ghetto' accents that go to the major universities in London. Mostly from the Indian subcontinent communities from what I can tell. Well, I don't have any problem understanding the accents, but maybe some tests could be done to see if the average American, or Australian can understand. I don't think the issue some people here have is that the accent isn't understandable, it's that it's distinctively 'ethnic'. There are certain types of accent where you can tell the person's origins just from the way they speak, even if they have been born and raised in the West. I s
  10. These kinds of questions really make we wonder about some people.
  11. I wonder what the demographics of the viewers of Ahlul Bayt TV are? It could be that they have certain presenters in order to appeal to certain specific groups. I would imagine that they would want to appeal to as wide a variety of people as possible, and not everyone is an academic, or went to a great school where they learnt to speak 'properly'. There are quite a few presenters and guest on the show that I don't think are very good, but I'm not going to start naming them and potentially offending or upsetting them. They are doing something positive for our religion, unlike many here includin
  12. What evidence do you have that he is racist?
  13. Good post Shia Future, I agree with you. If we are going to talk about individuals, it should only to be say good things. Any criticism should be kept vague, avoiding naming any names. It's not necessarily a bad thing to have an accent anyway. We aren't living in the 50's anymore, where everyone has to speak the Queen's English on TV. However, regardless of accent, the presenters should be articulate.
  14. I don't believe that nealry all the companions feigned Islam. Maybe some of them, but probably not Abu Bakr, Umar, and Uthman. What I believe is that they didn't consider the Prophet (pbuh) to be completely infallible, and didn't trust all his decisions. There is ample evidence for this in Sunni books. So probably they considered that Imam Ali (as) wasn't the best choice for Caliph, and rejected the notion that they needed the Ahlul Bayt (as). As someone said, 'the Book of Allah is sufficient for us'.
  15. I don't know to be honest, but I doubt it's common knowledge among Sunnis, or they wouldn't keep talking about the Persian influence on Shi'ism. Those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.
  16. If it was stolen, then it should be inadmissible. This reminds me of that story of Umar climbing over someone's wall in order to catch them committing a sin, only to be told that he committed more sins just to catch them. Now, the person who found it, why not just destroy it? Why advertise the sins of others? There are many reasons that I could think of why he shouldn't have given the tape to the authorities. There is a difference between sins that are a threat to public security, and those that aren't. Murder and zina are not the same thing. For example, you can't interrogate someone to fin
  17. Let me remind some of you once again, this is a public forum, not a living room. There is a pretty good chance that some of the people you are criticising actually post here. Please try and keep that in mind. I'm not saying that some of the things you are all saying isn't valid, but surely these things could be said in a more tactful way. And above all, be realistic yourselves, and remember the limited budget the channel is on. Having said that, I do think the people at Ahlul Bayt TV would be wise to take notice of these criticisms. If they want donations, they need to produce shows that peopl
  18. Look guys, there is a difference between constructive criticism and nitpicking. They have a limited budget, and they are trying a load of different ideas. Some will work, some won't. They are still just a baby of a channel, taking their first steps. If all we do is criticise, then they might start asking themselves if it is even worth it. I'm not a fan of the poetry either, but let's not forget that the poets are doing this for good motives. I don't feel comfortable publicly making fun of those who are trying to do something positive for the religion. If you don't like it, then you can say so,
  19. Video evidence has no place in proving these cases, but let's assume for a second that it is. Could it be clearly seen in the video that the two people were having intercourse(in graphic detail)? That would be the absolute minimum for me to consider video recordings admissible. I would also consider inadmissible any videos made by other people than the two adulterers. How were these videos found anyway? It's harmful to the individuals of course, but it doesn't directly harm anyone else. There is no question of public security as there is in murder cases. 2 witnesses in a murder case is perfe
  20. Yeah, that's why I was asking. I take it that this 'judge's knowledge' business we hear about in adultery and homosexuality cases is baseless too? This does actually seem to be in Iranian law.
  21. Do you know if Iran requires permanent marriages to be registered?
  22. My thoughts exactly. I don't know what is wrong with the rest of you. What next, using secret video cameras to catch people that are suspected of adultery? Searching their houses for DNA evidence? Read that ahadith of cases brought in front of the Holy Prophet (pbuh) or Imam Ali (as), and see how reluctant they were to carry out the punishment. To my knowledge, there was never a case brought forward with 4 witnesses, but in the case of confessions they tried hard to disuade the person from confessing. People who commit adultery and fornication aren't harming anyone else, unlike murderers. What
  23. (wasalam) I'm familiar with her 'image', but if you actually make any assumptions based on it, she reacts badly. That's why I'm giving her the benefit of the doubt.
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