Tuesday, July 27, 2010

This religion is easy

This religion is easy. Do not make it a rigor, or you shall be overcome. Be steadfast, seek the closeness of Allah, grow in virtue, and implore His appeasement day and night.

- Hadith The Prophet Muhammad (SAW), as reported by Abu Hurairah

Nothing in here about not playing music, or keeping your beard long, or stopping women from driving cars. As a political leader, sometimes Muhammad had to make a lot of ad hoc decisions about what his particular Ummah had to do at that particular time. I see no reason to believe he wanted a troop of scholars to comb through everything everyone remembered about what he said and construct a set of prohibitions that are not mentioned anywhere in the Koran

1 comment:

  1. actually the Quran has something to say about this----it says (Surah 5 verse 87) O you who believe! make not unlawful the good things which Allah has made lawful for you. But commit no excess: for God loves not those given to excess.
    The knowledge and pleasures we have been given on earth are a gift from God to be enjoyed with thankfulness.---as long as we keep in mind the admonishment that we should not commit excess.

    but human beings like to complicate things for some reason......