Thursday, January 14, 2010

Sodomy and sleeping positions

This is doing the rounds at the moment, as an example of Islamic idiocy. Now, I'm as happy as the next man to make fun of religion but I think in this case it's a bit unfair. Here's the quote, from an ask-an-Imam page somewhere:


1. Is it true that if you sleep on your stomach the devil will sodomize you.
2. Is Harry Potter permissable and if it isn't will everyonw who reads them go to hell.


1. It is Makrooh (disliked) to sleep on one's stomach. It is not true that the Shaytaan will sodomise a person who is sleeping on his stomach.

2. Harry Potter is not a good read for Muslims.

and Allah Ta'ala Knows Best

Mufti Ebrahim Desai
It's the questions that are dumb, not so much the answers from the Imam. A lot of Christians think Harry Potter is the work of the devil. Sleeping on one's stomach is "disliked"? Islam is very prescriptive, claiming to regulate every aspect of life and this dislike is no more silly than many religious edicts. How about not eating meat on Fridays? Why?

It's just normal religious bossiness.

1 comment:

Dave said...

Then that must be one of the very few answers the Imam has given that was not dumb like " It is permissible for the lady to adopt any hairstyle so long as it does not resemble the hairstyles adopted by the non-Muslims. "