(Original post by zaaks786)
Okay, fair enuff, but in islam things are haram mainly due to the benefits of not taking them , rather then this is wrong, dont do it, yeas a litle alcohol is okay, but how many ppl can jus take a litle and let that be enuff?!?!not many, hence alcoholics etc. and pigs are haam cos they are filthy....but if anyone does raise pigs up cleanly etc, tell me cos i aint seen it happen and doubt that it will. Rules were not put theyre just cos they were, if something is not gud for you is it best not to avoid that and steer clear...i think ull find that with a lil commen sense that is the right thing to do...
Thanks for the reply zaaks.
Firstly, you say "Rules were not put theyre just cos they were, if something is not gud for you is it best not to avoid that and steer clear...i think ull find that with a lil commen sense that is the right thing to do..." and this shows me that you really didnt read my post very well.
The first things i said were:
"Something is haram if the cons outweigh the pros
Something if halal if the pros outweigh the cons
This is a belief that i trully agree with, not just for religious reasons. It is just simple common sense."
Anyway, i know that no-one i KNOW raises pigs up cleanly and so on, but i was talking more hypothetically. If someone did, i am certain that most Muslim would still consider it haram.
And about the alcohol, i do conceed to the point that not many people can take a little and stop. However this is temptation winning once again. I believe with enough faith, i could tomorrow go and drink 1 glass of wine and stop. I know also that if i did that, my parents would be EXTREMELY angry with me, and many people would disagree with me. Also i think having MORE temptation can be a good thing. It really helps to reinforce your faith. It is in the face of adversity that our faith can take a leap. So really you would be being a better muslim (in some odd twisted way!)!!! lol. point kinda trailed off there.....
"Also on Hijab, yes at the prophets(pbuh) time women wer not treated well but under islam they were, Islam offers women an elevated place in society which no1 else does and the Quraan is just as relevant now as it was then. So if Hijab and modest dressing was done then then it also has its benefits now.I wear Hijab and im can see that it benefits me in evryway and it was my own choice to wear."
Completely agree. I do think that the Hijab does have its benefits today. However the point i was trying to make was just that i dont think it is obligatory, seeing as the MAIN benefit is out of the window. Change is ongoing, and i do think we need to change with it. but thats not saying that the quran isnt as relevant - it still is. However there are some modern issues that havent been clarified in the qu'ran. I will post an example of this very shortly