Ok, so now I’m in a bitter stage, admittedly. I’m lashing out.
If you are easily offended or hypersensitive, steer clear of this post. Better yet, why don’t you read these fatwas and take and honest look at these “scholars” in which you may be espousing.
These are actually real question and fatwas posted at the site I love to hate. Islam Q & A is one of the most well known and frequented sites on the internet among Muslims. I continuously see people posting fatwas from this site as “proof” of their points. And in fairness, the authors of the site do use hadith and Quran to justify their points. Is this what we’ve come to?
And people wonder how I could reject such an ideology.
1. Ruling on buying clothing and other items during kaafir festivals in order to benefit from discounts on prices during the Christmas season. Someone actually felt the need to ask this question? It was obviously not of the female sex, because no self respecting woman would pass up a good sale, kaffir, mu’min, or otherwise.
2. A man says that some of the shar’i rulings need to be re-examined and they need to be changed, because they are not appropriate to the current age, such as the male’s share of inheritance being equal to the share of two females. What is the shar’i ruling on those who say such things?
Part of the answer from our lovely and “illustrious” (may Allah bless his soul) shayk Ibn Baz regarding a Muslim who dares to question the consensus: “The authorities should ask him to repent if he is a Muslim; if he repents, all well and good, otherwise he is to be executed as a kaafir and an apostate from Islam…” Hmm, I think I should of been executed. That’d be better for me than using my brain. Of course, if I lived in a society where these ideas were prominent, then I think I would prefer to be dead.
3. Collecting donations to give gifts to poor families at Christmas: Yep, HARAM!
4. He married her without the knowledge of his first wife, then his secret was found out, and he is still not giving her her rights with regard to his staying overnight with her. Ummm, why would you want to? I mean they say masturbation is a sin, but I’d take my chances. Better yet, go find your own husband, hooker.
5. Should one return salaams to a parrot?! Oh the future of my mortal soul hangs in the balance.
6. Why is the witness of one man considered to be equal to the witness of two women? This is of interest to me because the verse the questioner is referring to is one of the few that I have never been able to reconcile or knead away even with the most virulent apologia. So, the answer: “Scientific and specialized studies have shown that men’s minds are more perfect than those of women, and reality and experience bear witness to that.” FAIL/FACEPALM/WTF. Somehow the next fatwa rings false.
7. She is asking about the rights of women in Islam. Answer: Islam raised the status of women, and made them equal with men in most rulings. Yes, except the ones where she uses her brain like a man. Silly, silly woman.
8. Is it permissible for a Muslim woman living in a kaafir country to ride a bicycle or motorbike wearing full hijaab? Apparently, this was too difficult for the ordinary online muft, so he had to consult an upper sheik. The knowledgeable sheik’s verbatim response: “I think that she should not, because it is possible for others to catch up with her or follow her.” Actually, from what I hear, that’s much more likely in a Muslim country where men regularly grope and proposition strange women on the street.
9. Is it permissible to seek treatment with one who claims that he has dealings with a doctor from among the Muslim jinn? Uh huh.