Friday, April 01, 2016

No Muslim Prayers for Souls of Non-Muslims?

Belgian Imams

According to a Memri transcription of Clip No. 5418, "Belgian Imams Refuse to Pray for Souls of Non-Muslim Victims of Brussels Attacks" (March 26, 2016). Apparently, to pray for non-Muslims is forbidden by Islamic law (sharia)! But the Council of Belgian Imams were somewhat flexible on this issue, as we see from the summary that Memri provided:
According to the UAE-based Al-Ghad Al-Arabi TV channel, the council of Belgian imams rejected a recent initiative to pray for the souls of the victims of the Brussels terror attacks on the grounds that praying for non-Muslims ran counter to Islamic law. In the report, which aired on March 26, Sheikh Abdelhadi Sewif, Chief Imam of the Great Mosque of Brussels, said that one could get around this by avoiding the word "prayer" and calling it a show of solidarity with the families.
As indicated, here are some excerpts provided by the Al-Ghad Al-Arabi TV channel:
Voice of reporter: Once again, Belgian mosques find themselves in the midst of a controversy, following an initiative by an official institution to hold a prayer for the souls of the victims of the Brussels attacks. This initiative was rejected by the council of imams, on the grounds that this runs counter to the Islamic shari'a,and that such a prayer can be held only for the souls of Muslims.

Sheikh Abdelhadi Sewif, imam of the Great Mosque of Brussels: We cannot pray over the souls of non-Muslims, but if we do this, we don't have to call it a prayer. We can call it something else: "solidarity with the families of the victims." We can stand by them and support them . . .

Imam Mohammad Ghali: There is disagreement about this among the scholars and the public. [Some] say that it is prohibited to pray for the souls of non-Muslims. But since this was a general event, in which Muslims as well as non-Muslims [were hurt], we address all of the victims, and wish them peace, mercy, and health.
This prohibition on prayers for non-Muslims is odd, for I know that many imams raise Christians and Jews up to Allah during Friday prayers. Oh, hold on. That's when radical Imams pray for Allah to curse Christians and Jews and destroy them.

But notice that the Imams got around the prohibition by not calling the ritual a "prayer."

If only Islamic law were ever so flexible . . .

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At 12:34 PM, Blogger John from Daejeon said...

If it wasn't for cheap oil, we wouldn't be forced to have friends like saudi arabia? The house of saud is beyond evil as indoctrination into the killing of christians, jews, and muslims not of the house of Saud's ilk are preached to brainwashed children from birth. I wonder just how many immigrants the house of saud has taken in in the last few years. I wouldn't be surprised if I can count them on one hand.

The above documentary aired the other night, with much better narration, on Frontline: Saudi Arabia Uncovered, but don't know if you can watch that video outside the U.S. without a VPN.

At 7:50 PM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Especially evil for establishing mahdrassas all over the Muslim world to spread Wahabhism!

Jeffery Hodges

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