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The Ultimate Insult

Trying to discover just exactly what the "ultimate insult" to Islam really is.

o  Muslims committed the huge blunder of revealing their vulnerability [cartoon flap]. Now the world knows what hurts them. When you find your opponent’s weak spot, it is exactly where you want to hit him… If Islam is ridiculed publicly and systematically, it will be defeated.  

o  Muslim psychology…is all pomposity and bravado. I give you my word that if Islam is ridiculed publicly and systematically, it will be defeated. Shame is a great motivator as well as deterrent. Do not underestimate the power of ridicule. This is serious stuff not a laughing matter…  

o  How much ridicule is enough? Until it hurts. The pain of shame must become bigger than the comfort of clinging to this false fetish. When you see their eyes are popping out of their eyeballs, their veins bulging in their necks, foam forming at their mouths, and they are ready to explode, you know that the remedy is working. Give them more. They will either die of heart attacks or they will come to their senses and recover from this insanity.  

o  Every one of us must become a cyberwarrior and mock Muhammad, Islam and the Muslims. Use your talent. Draw cartoons based on the hadith and the Quran. You can find tons of ridiculous stuff in these books to lampoon. Write articles, lyrics, jokes, plays, do whatever you can to ridicule Muhammad the prophet pretender and Muslims. Don’t heed to their howls and cries.  

ALI SINA

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

The Great Dog Hair Dilemma

Cubed's posting "The Great Dog Hair Dilemma" has been deleted because of a Blogger glitch. But that article will be back. Watch for it!

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Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Here, in all its breathtakingly micromanagerial detail, is the solution to a very nasty problem experienced by a convert to Islam. It is offered on a sort of "ask the expert" feature of http://livingislam.org. where they can go with their most pressing concerns.

We all know that Muslims don't like dogs; they pretty much don't like anything, after all. But fortunately, they have access to painfully, even excruciatingly, detailed advice on any problems they might run into.

The way I figure it, the mullahs keep Muslims really, really busy with this sort of concern; this way, they just won't have time to rock the boat by asking - hmmmm - well, more penetrating questions, such as, "You're kidding, right?"

The questioner is a Muslim convert whose family owns a pet dog (all emphases are mine).



Question:


". . . one difficultly is regarding dog hair. My family keeps the dog confined to only certain areas in the home and keeps him out all day when we are around. They are very respectful of our practices. However, the dog sheds hair almost all year round. Almost everywhere you go, you will find the dog's hair. My mother vacums the house every day to try to keep it under control. Many times I will find dog hair on my clothing and also this dog hair has definitely (with yaqin) entered the washing machine which I use when I am there.

Dog hair or any hair from an animal (that cannot be eaten) is impure when separated from the creature. I remember you mentioned checking yourself for cat hair before prayer. Can I pray with a small amount of dry dog hair on my person if it cannot be seen (with the eye) from a distance. Am I excused for all the filth of dogs that cannot be seen even with close inspection, that is invisible filth? (These questions present more difficultly then simply saliva because saliva is relatively easy to avoid and wash if the dispensation of substitution is apllied.)

My family's washing machine has been contaminated (with yaqin) with both dog saliva and wet hair. If I wash my clothes in this machine, do they then become contaminated or does the washing with detergent (according to the substitution position) make the machine pure?

Dog hair does not remain in the washing machine and I don't find it in the machine when I go to wash my clothing. However, dog hair and saliva have definitely been on my family's clothing and then they have washed it in the washing machine. No traces of saliva or hair remain. Is the washing machine pure from the ibdal position (because they are washing the clothing with soap and washing it in the machine)?



Answer:


Some sensible measures you can take before Salat (in logical steps):

(1) use a different garment to pray (like the Malays like to do, changing their still clean garments into their 'sarong', etc. everytime before prayer - even in mosques - that is why we have changing rooms in most Malaysian + Indonesian mosques);

(2) use a sajjada; at this point there might not be anymore dog hair remaining but you should still try to

(3) remove as much as humanly possible any dog hair from your body and clothes (and if there are still a small amount of impurities remaining that missed your notice after this point (even if they are visible), then the remaining impurities - since it is a great difficulty to remove all of it - are excused [maf'uw]).

Remember that dog hair when it is dry, is only impure in itself (i.e., its 'ayn) and it does not make other things impure. If after checking your clothing and your body and then you proceeded to pray but then later you find a few hairs remaining on you or on your clothing or on your immediate place of prayer, then your prayer is still valid.

This is because the remaining hair is considered to be athar najasa [traces of impurity] that are difficult to remove and these athar najasa are therefore excused, in the same way as when a small amount of blood for example, if found on you, is excused. (There is tafsil in this ruling. The original fiqh ruling is in fact, dog hair, even if a little (meaning even one hair) is not excused (due to the severity of this type of impurity, the Mughallaza), but in your very unique case ['udhr nadir; or literally, rare excuse], after taking all of the above necessary and other possible precautions that humans could, if dog hair are still found (and there is no more choice or way around it because it is beyond what humans are accustomed to bear), then this is considered a Darura [necessity], and necessity excuses one from the rule to the degree demanded by necessity.

Once considered a Darura situation, there are two positions in our school. The less-than-the-standard fiqhi position is one does not need to repeat the prayer: in this Darura situation (for which one is allowed to pray even in a state of Najasa (for dog hair is not maf'uw) and the prayer is valid and one does not sin), know that you will be following the alternative position [Qawl Marjuh] (which is actually the Qawl Qadim [the Early Position] of our Imam).

The alternative to following this alternative position (namely following the Qawl Azhar) would mean that you have to [Wajib] keep on repeating that same prayer until you stop discovering dog hair during the course of your prayer. Of course, this applies only when that dog hair discovered immediately after the prayer is, with yaqin, there during the course of the whole prayer.

If there is the slightest doubt or thought that the dog hair came about (such as being blown by the wind - hubub al-rih and the like) after the prayer is finished, or there is some delay in the discovery of that hair after the taslim or that it could still be some other hair, then there is no need to follow the weak position of our school, since there is no question of the validity of the prayer in the first place and the possibility of you continuously repeating your prayer does not arise.

There is a second way out of this dilemma (for which its legal basis ['illa] is in fact, an extension of that first position, but with the added difference that you repeat the prayer at a later time), and this is the more precautionary opinion, the Ihtiyat (and it is better to follow this one, since one will not in the end follow the alternative position, and our later Imams agree on this one and also, it is the way of Ihsan).

Again, if you find yourself in this Darura situation, then you can pray even in a state of Najasa, but you must [Wajib] make up the prayer (but not because that prayer was invalid) at a later time (when you are no longer in that Darura situation, such as when you depart from your mother's house to go the mosque or some other place), whereas the prayer performed while in Darura and during that rare excuse is what is known in our school as the Salat li-Hurma al-Waqt, or the prayer, however incomplete (its pre-conditions), is nevertheless performed in deference to the Prayer Time (in case that if you were to die before the repeat or i'ada of that prayer, then you will be free from any blame for missing that prayer).

(If you do this, then you have to be aware that you are praying the Salat li-Hurma al-Waqt and intending it as such during the niyya of that prayer--just like for the prayer performed in a place where there is normally water but you have to make Tayammum or the Fard Salat on the train and the like.)

Again, if there is the slightest doubt that it is not dog hair (ask yourself please, how can you be so sure that this is dog hair: could it not be from the sajjada perhaps)? I cannot make this more clearer than to say that as a rule, if there is the slightest doubt whether the hair is pure or impure, then it must be deemed pure because of al-Aslu 'Adamu.)

Since the washing machine is - as you say, with yaqin - contaminated by the Mughallaza, then it would be better for you to do the laundry at another place (for even if the other place is also contaminated with Mughallaza but you do not know of that fact and therefore have no yaqin knowledge of it). I know this is unusual but unfortunately even if you take the takhfif of ibdal and use soap, dog hair will still be around. And since you are certain that it is dog hair that remains in the machine, then it becomes Mughallaza every time it is moist and wet. Clearly if this is the case, there is great hardship. This is a good illustration of what I have said regarding the act of judging whether there is Mughallaza or not in the first place with yaqin, is the one that is going to make a difference between whether it is going to be 'easy' or not for you.

Now an equally good illustration of our scholars going at length to uphold the rule of judging things by its al-asl (and that originally it is pure) is that their immediate and automatic response upon seeing hair in the machine is they will not consider it dog hair with yaqin since there is the possibility that it may be some other animal hair or even human hair despite however unlikely (but not impossible) this might be; the point being: the possibility of it being non-Mughallaza exists. They will try to give every excuse that it is pure in the first place as in the case of the dog and the container. However, if you have already reached the state of certainty (presumably by inferring for example that the colour of the dog's fur is brown and you find brown hair in the machine even when you do not physically see the dog's brown hair going into the machine (technically, there is still room for doubt to arise here) and there is nothing we can do to change your mind about this, is there?) that it is dog hair, then you have to treat it as such (however, if you begin to doubt yourself, then this is an indication that it is not knowledge based on yaqin but zann which is, by definition, the element that you know is more or higher than the element you do not know (while for yaqin, there is no element that you do not know) - but if no doubt comes to you, then it is Mughallaza).

Well, it is your own personal ijtihad [i.e, the judgement or decision you make] in deciding whether the hair found is dog hair. In any case, doing your laundry at another place is still the safest option.

Now, if on the other hand, dog hair does not remain in the washing machine but dog hair and dog saliva for example, have contaminated your family's clothing after which they have washed it in the washing machine using soaps and detergents (and there are no traces of dog hair in the machine - as far as you are able to tell), then if you have to follow the ibdal position, the area affected by the impurity [mahall mutanajjis] becomes pure. It follows from this that the washing machine is also pure and is not contaminated by the Mughallaza.

Anyway, I can now see the hikma of why when we were children, we have always been discouraged by our teachers from investigating a matter further into hair-splitting detail for fear of finding some sabab or cause for great hardship. As the wisdom of the Prophetic Sunna goes: yasiru wa la-tu'asiru [when it is easy don't make it harder].

May this help, and only Allah and His Messenger know the best ruling.

Your poor brother

Muhammad Afifi al-Akiti

(Note: Below, Blogger states that Always On Watch posted this. Not so! Cubed posted this! Arrrggghhhh!)

6 Comments:

At 7:15 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

I have neither a prayer rug nor a dog, but if I DID, the rug would be the dog's bedding. Hehehe. That oughta get some tubans in a bunch.

 
At 8:26 PM, Blogger Pim's Ghost said...

I let my dog walk on my prayer rug when I'm not desecrating it by saying the Rosary on it! HAHA! Though I shouldn't actually, antique well-woven wool rugs are hard to come by cheaply.

Muhammad certainly did have some big problems with dogs, now didn't he? Was that just him, or the voice in his head, er, excuse me, I mean allah?

 
At 1:41 PM, Blogger friendlysaviour said...

My dog is a holy being sent directly from |God to be my families companion.
He has blessed us with fifteen years of dog-hair and i have collected this beautiful soft fur for years. I will send any good Muslim some should they ask.
I intend to have a lovely hat knitted from his fur when he passes away and goes to his glorious Creator, the God.
We have agreed me and my dog, that we shall meet in the fields of Valhalla, or Paradise if you like.
Thank you very much for this obscure post, now I know why moslems step out of the way when we walk by.
This beggars belief.
It is such a shame that this sort of crap cannot be done away with by the decnt Moslems who come to live amongst us and are just glad to get away from the hell-hole they left.
I have known some old Moslems who were pretty much like Christians, you know, do your prayers in the morning, go to service on Friday and just get on with life, like send me a nice Christmas card, and keep a cat as apet.
Now these poor folk have to listen to the maddening immams from the Wahabbis, telling them they have to reform and go back to their roots.
Such a fucking awful shame.
Of course they have to obey, we all know what happens to apostates from the religion of no peace.

 
At 2:22 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

BLD,
This beggars belief.

So many Muslim practices do.

 
At 11:50 AM, Blogger Infidel Mojo said...

Perhaps I'm wrong in this, but I tend to subscribe to the notion that the dog's hair and saliva are far less polluted and impure than anything originating from the imam, the idiot who wrote in asking for advice, or any other muslim.

Good God, they can devote this much time to and intellectual effort, such as it is, to a discussion of dog hair, but can't seem to understand why stoning a woman to death for glancing in the direction of a man might be viewed as barbarism. They fixate on the possibility of a dog's saliva contaminating a washing machine, but are unable recognize that their prophet's penchant for prepubescent girls was morally corrupt (even by the Arab standards of the day), preferring instead to go on a bombing spree. But then, what doesn't result in a bombing spree? Or murder of a Jew? Or burning of an embassy or Christian church? Or a McDonalds?...

Perhaps the best way to defeat the spread of Islam is to simply buy everyone a dog, a hog, and a can of Coke (with the label reversed and intentionally distorted, of course).

 
At 1:20 PM, Blogger Charles Martel said...

when ice ages came, and we were trapped in europe with a dwindling source of food, we domesticated the wolf.

in short - the dogs saved us from extinction.

in arabia, and hotter climates, where there was no ice age - the dogs were crucial to the development of agriculture. for without a guard dog, you had no livestock.

remember also that in Roman times and further back, lions existed as far north as Tunisia and Libya. You sure as hell needed a guard dog if you had a few sheep or goats.

i could go on and on about it. but obviously the Muslims are too fucking stupid to know about this. then again, that religion ensures that you stay stupid and ignorant, so no wonder.

And heres some crystal clear, hard proof of this

 

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