There were no prisons in Mohammad's day, so rather than incarceration, certain haram offenses were dealt with rather swiftly, either through amputation, beheading, or enslavement. Taxation is for non-believers, so a devout Muslim is not burdened with the cost of maintaining prisoners. This appears to be the position of modern salafists, so which page would be appropriate, this one, Islam, or the Salafi page? nobsIt all depends what ISIS is. 01:47, 25 November 2014 (UTC)
- I'd say both this page and the Salafi page. Fuzzy. Cat. Potato! (talk/stalk) 02:01, 25 November 2014 (UTC)
The face of Islam
It should be stated that the majority of Muslim men support violence against women, gays, Jews and non-Muslims. It is undoubtedly the face of Islam and slavery and violence is what Muslims stand for.--188.8.131.52 (talk) 08:30, 22 September 2016 (UTC)
- Evidence? There are frequent surveys of attitudes about these issues both in the west and Islamic World, so you should be able to prove this claim if true. Annquin (talk) 09:47, 22 September 2016 (UTC)
- Using the quantifier "the majority of" means you've got statistics to back up your claims (assuming you're not just making numbers up). Please provide said source(s). Reverend Black Percy (talk) 12:32, 22 September 2016 (UTC)
www.jihadwatch.org, https://muslimstatistics.wordpress.com, www.independent.co.uk, http://www.pewforum.org/ and http://www.pewforum.org/ to name a few.--184.108.40.206 (talk) 09:47, 26 September 2016 (UTC)
- You can be more specific than that. Link me to the studies that these sites link to. Surely you're not asking me to do my own research, even though you provide the claims? Thanks! Reverend Black Percy (talk) 14:20, 26 September 2016 (UTC)
It is based on the Qur'an and the Sunnah which include the ahadith but also the sirah (biographical material), and even on the tafsir (Qur'an commentary). I am rather new so I will let someone else edit that bit because I do not want to break the link in place. — Unsigned, by: RationalRex / talk / contribs
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This article appears to be written by a non-Muslim apologian for Sharia.
- When assessing Sharia, however, it is important to remember that it is not a single thing. Every country that implements some form of "Sharia" does so differently, in terms of the strictness of the laws, the specifics of the laws, and whether or not the laws apply to non-Muslims.
This is patently absurd. There is Sharia, then there is not Sharia. It is in black and white for you to read. There is no 'form' of Sharia, either you obey the Sharia or you do not. Countries that enforce the Sharia do so from the book, not differently. Sure there may be some very slight cultural differences if they practice a different form of Islam but the Sharia is in black and white, good or bad, it is what it is. Don't try and apologize for a religion you know nothing about. You call yourselves rational wiki, and then tread all over our faith watering it down to try and make it sound more sterilized and edible for your audience? To try and make it sound more what? Enlightened? Well fuck you. It's written in black and white and followed in black and white, it always has and always will be. Stick your apologetica in your arse. — Unsigned, by: 220.127.116.11 / talk / contribs
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- "But I thought this was supposed to be RATIONALWiki!" Drink!
- Everything is either black or white to you? Duly noted.
- Reverend Black Percy (talk) 18:26, 3 April 2017 (UTC)
Sharia isn't all encompassing
"Sharia (Arabic شريعة, lit. "the way") is Islamic law covering conduct in all aspects of life, though nowadays it is primarily applied in commercial and personal relationships." - This isn't true, at least historically. Sharia only applied to certain aspects of life throughout all of Islamic history, other, more secular kind of laws existed in conjunction with it, as Sharia doesn't cover huge chunks of society.— Unsigned, by: 18.104.22.168 / talk
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