So what do I believe in? I believe in love. The religion of love, the politics of love; of compassion, patience, understanding, empathy, kindness, protection for our children, forgiveness, and the freedom for every individual regardless of what religion they believe, what color their skin is, how much money they have, or what politics they identify with to be treated fairly and to have the same rights as anyone else to find their own sense of peace and happiness in the world.
So What Exactly Is Sharia Law?
In many ways the topic of Sharia Law can get quite complicated as it involves deep seated beliefs, passed down from generation to generation of teachings exemplified by a Prophet of laws and practices written into another form of scripture (not the Quran) called ahadith (or reports).
It is important to note that not all Muslims follow the Hadith and there are variations (or branches) of Hadith similar to Christian branches of denominations. As some might argue the differences between Christians and Muslims are two sides of the same coin as both religions use fear to subjugate their followers, and they also employ punishments like the death penalty for not following the laws of God. Contrarily, there are good things about them as well. Like the way they bring people together in compassion, community, and kindness.
A Branch of Its Own – “Fundamentalism”
If anybody knows anything about fundamentalism we realize that it is not all inclusive for it serves to placate the fears of those wanting something sure and concrete within a world frantic and lost. It provides those unable to look too long into the window of self that much needed aggrandized sense of security and safety and excludes anyone outside of that paradigm. In this way all organized religions as well as political systems (Socialism, Communism, Capitalism, Democracy, etc.) if focused too much on the literal translations of the language of written works a shortsightedness that divides, deprives, and oppresses because it takes away from our ability to discern with our own hearts and turns us into ritualistic automotons; more robotic and less human.
If we want freedom for ourselves and our children we might all take a hard look at ourselves and come to terms with the irony of our hypocritical thoughts and actions. Tell me, are your strong beliefs even yours to begin with? And honestly let us look a little deeper within our hearts and ask ourselves a few simple questions. Does an all knowing God, the Alpha and the Omega not know the true goodness that exists within the human race? Why does the God of Gods serve the agenda of men more than women? Why does the God of Gods if we are all his children, all made in “his” image not have enough faith “himself” in the good that exists within his children?
Let Us Examine Some of These Laws (source)
• Criticizing or denying Allah is punishable by death (see Allah moon god).
• A Muslim who becomes a non-Muslim is punishable by death (See Compulsion).
• Girls’ clitoris should be cut (Muhammad’s words, Book 41, Kitab Al-Adab, Hadith 5251).
• Muslim men have sexual rights to any woman or girl not wearing Hijab (see Taharrush).
• A woman or girl who has been raped cannot testify in court against her rapist(s).
• Testimonies of 4 male witnesses are required to prove rape of a female (Quran 24:13).
• A female found guilty of adultery is punishable by death (see “Islamophobia”).
• A man can beat his wife for insubordination (Quran 4:34, also see Religion of Peace).
• A female heir inherits half of what a male heir inherits (see Mathematics in Quran).
With this I send the vibrations of world peace, love, healing, forgiveness, compassion, truth, and infinite understanding to the divine oneness that is in all. Namaste.
Please as always do your own research and draw your own conclusions and know that I’m no expert on the subject matter being discussed here. I’m just a regular person in pursuit of the truth and sharing my journey with others who are doing the same.