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Clink! Alcohol a-okay in Islam!

Clink! Alcohol a-okay in Islam!

11 Apr, '0839 Comments

Cheers, guys, drink up and have no ill feelings that by imbibing you would have cut a steerage ticket to hell! Well, Qardawi says it’s okay, so it must be! But what’s the context, I hear you ask? Well, the guy based this “fatwa” on the (apparent) fact that some energy drinks contain minute amounts […]

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The infallibility of mortals

The infallibility of mortals

22 Jan, '0846 Comments

People would be excused for thinking that Isa Qassim, leader of the Ulama (Clerics) Council, has lost his way when they hear that he compared “true clerics” – himself included – to Allah, the Prophet and his apostles. So much so that he plainly affirmed that whoever defies said clerics has recanted against Islam and […]

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Just Fifteen?

Just Fifteen?

23 Oct, '07118 Comments

The turbans are up in arms, some of them at least, accusing the government in interfering in God’s law and the Prophet’s by introducing a minimum age for marriage. Boys should wait until 18 while girls the minimum is 15. Otherwise the marriage cannot be legally recognised. If the girl can cut her own food […]

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First non-sectarian mosque to be built in Bahrain

First non-sectarian mosque to be built in Bahrain

10 Oct, '0728 Comments

The King Hamad Grand Mosque is being built on the instruction of king Hamad between the islands of Manama and Muharraq. The construction of the compound and its beauty and facilities pale into insignificance when the king attests that this new house of worship is destined to be used by all Muslims without exception; in […]

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أثلجت صدري يا شيخ

أثلجت صدري يا شيخ

12 Jul, '0726 Comments

Sayed Kamel Al-Hashimi ripped the religious turbaned lot a huge new one in a debate in Al-Wasat published this morning, I agree with what he says and wish that we had many more like him. Maybe if the other religous “leaders” were to loosen their turban a little bit, maybe blood will reach their dormant […]

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