We seem to be having yet another incident of bogus religious outrage from Muslims wanting to insinuate Sharia Changes into our society.
It would appear that some Cab drivers in Minneapolis-St. Paul object to fares who have possession of alcohol because they claim their religion forbids them to transport it.
Actually their religion forbids them to touch or consume it because
alcohol is one of the ten items listed as
Najis Things or Unclean.
But then, as you can see by this list so are Kafir
84. * The following ten things are essentially najis:
- Dead body
- Alcoholic liquors
- The sweat of an animal who persistently eats najasat.
So my question is, If they cannot transport alcohol because it is Najis (Unclean), how is it they can transport a Kafir(Non-Muslim)??
Reminds me about the Piglet flap last year and the demand that Pig Images be hidden so as not to offend Muslims, but no mention of Dog images which turn out to be SEVEN times more unclean than Pigs or Kafir for that matter.
I wrote a few things about this subject last year.
First Piglet Then Lassie?????????
Let's check out a few things on Muslim doctrine as it regards the Unclean.
Removing Impurity How to cleanse oneself of pig-related impurity
With regard to how to cleanse oneself of pig-related impurity, some scholars are of the view that it should be washed seven times, one of which should be with earth, by analogy with dogs.
But the correct view is that pig-related impurity should be washed only once. Al-Nawawi (may Allaah have mercy on him) said in his commentary on Muslim (Sharh Muslim): ?Most of the scholars were of the view that pig-related impurity does not have to be washed seven times. This is the view of al-Shaafa?i, and it has the strongest evidence.?
With us so far? Pigs are Unclean, but DOGS are really unclean. It is true some Muslims think Pigs may be as Unclean as Dogs, but while this is disputed by others, they all agree that touching a Dog, requires washing 7 times.
This is what Shaykh Ibn ?Uthaymeen thought most likely to be correct, as he said in al-Sharh al-Mumti?, 1/495): ?The fuqaha? (may Allaah have mercy on them) likened (pig-related) impurity to dog-related impurity, because pigs are dirtier than dogs, so the ruling should apply even more so.
This is a weak analogy, because pigs are mentioned in the Qur?aan and they existed at the time of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), and there is no report which likens them to dogs. So the correct view is that pig-related impurity is like any other kind of impurity, and there is no need to wash seven times, one of which should be with dust or dirt.?
Now this next part is of much interest.
The correct view concerning washing other types of impurity is that whatever will remove the impurity is sufficient, and there is no specific number of times it must be washed.
There are other considerations as to whether or not the Najis, Unclean item contaminates a Muslim
Simply touching something impure does not make the body impure,
unless there is some wetness either in the impure substance or on the body.
Shaykh Ibn Jibreen said:
If the body or clothes are dry and touch something impure that is also dry, that does not matter, because the impurity is only transferred when it is wet. Fataawa Islamiyyah, 1/194
Based on this, the hand does not become impure simply by touching these gloves that are made of pigskin, unless the hand or the gloves are wet.
If the hands become impure by touching the pigskin when there is some wetness, then you have to wash your hands. It is sufficient to wash them once, because there is no command to wash something impure seven times, one of which is with dust or dirt, except in the case of impurity caused by a dog.
So the Muslim should strive to keep his body and clothes clean and pure, and avoid wearing these gloves that are made of pigskin, because that involves touching something impure and exposes his hands and clothes to the risk of becoming impure, which would affect the validity of his prayers. But if he needs to wear these gloves because he cannot find anything else, then it is permissible for him to wear them, so long as he is careful to avoid contaminating his body or clothes, and he hastens to wash off any impurity if he gets it on him, so that he does not transfer it anywhere else or forget to wash it off his hands or clothes
So what does this all boil down to?
Well it appears that the indignation over images of Pigs, with no mention whatsoever about Dogs was totally bogus.
Indeed being around these items is of no consequence, touching them is of no consequence, unless they are wet and make the hands of the person wet.
Indeed as you can see above it is permissible to touch that which is Najis, Unclean if it cannot be avoided, they just have to wash their hands afterwards.
Now as to the alcohol? Who is going to make a Taxi Cab Driver handle the bottle?
And since the fare if a Non-Muslim is just as Najis, Unclean as the Alcohol?
Oh by the way not ALL Alcohol is even Najis, Unclean.
112. * All Alcoholic liquors and beverages which intoxicate a person, are najis and on the basis
of recommended precaution, everything which is originally liquid and intoxicates a person, is
najis. Hence narcotics, like, opium and hemp, which are not liquid originally, are Pak, even when a liquid is added to them.
113. All kinds of industrial alcohol used for painting doors, windows, tables, chairs etc. are Pak.
114. If grapes or grape juice ferments by itself, or on being cooked, they are Pak, but it is
haraam to eat or drink them.
115. If dates, currants and raisins, and their juice ferment, they are Pak and it is halal to eat
Cool, it is ok to eat fermented dates and raisins, smoke pot and even mix opiates with a liquid and drink it? Beer is out though.
Unless of course it is taken for medicinal purposes.
116. * Beer, which is prepared from barley, and is called 'Ab-i-Jaw', is haraam, but there is
Ishkal in it being najis. But barley water which is medically prepared, and is called 'Maush-
Shaeer', is Pak.
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