Shame or Guilt? – Islam


UI – Part 280 – Shame or Guilt – Islam

Think about yourself. Not hard I know. So this should be an easy test.

When as a child you lied, how did you feel? Say that lie blamed someone else for something you did. Was there a sense of guilt? Was there a concern of being discovered?

A young boy smokes in his bathroom knowing his parents disapprove. He opens the window to rid the area of the smoke and any odor. It is winter. Mom comes by the bathroom door and asks. “Are you okay in there?”

Masking a cough, “Yes, yes. Just fine.”

Then she asks, why is there such a cold draft coming under the door? Do you have the window open? And why? And what is that smell?”

You feel the suspicion. “Just needed some fresh air.”

“Open this door right now.”

Waving your hands and closing the window you open the door. The toilet is still announcing the fact the flush action was recently triggered – along with the butt (cigarette butt). You know she knows.

Before the door she stands. Hands on hips, “You’ve been smoking!”

What would be your reaction? Do you fess-up or deny what was going on? Are you sorry for disobeying your parent? Or do you feel a sense of shame for not being smarter and smoking elsewhere, not at home? Are you mad at yourself or at your Mom?

Consider the Muslim father that kills a daughter for marrying, even wanting to marry, a non-Muslim. What sense is stimulated by this honor killing or the justification for this murderous act? First there is shame. The daughter disobeyed their culture, the edict from their ideology (Islam) to not marry out of the faith, even to consider such a move is wrong. This act of independence brought shame to the father. He felt betrayed and made weak in the eyes of his peers, his fellow Muslims, for not being a proper Islamic father. The reaction to the ‘shame’ is to murder, for which there is no guilt. This is difficult for me to understand, but it is a fact.

Pakistan

A Pakistan family (the whole family) stoned their daughter. (Read More)

From the article: “Farzana Parveen was killed in broad daylight by nearly 20 members of her family before a crowd of onlookers outside the High Court in the eastern city of Lahore, Pakistan. As she walked up to the court’s main gate with her husband Mohammad Iqbal, relatives waiting for the couple’s arrival fired shots in the air and attempted to snatch her away. When she resisted, the attackers, who included her father, two brothers and her former fiancé, started beating her and her husband, before escalating the attack with bricks obtained from a nearby construction site.

(The father) surrendered to the police and admitted taking part in the killing. He had no remorse. “I killed my daughter as she had insulted all of our family by marrying a man without our consent, and I have no regret over it,” the father was quoted as saying by police investigator Rana Mujahid.”

Sudan

A Christian convert, who recently gave birth while in prison, has been condemned to death for apostasy. She is to be hanged. (Read Story). The article noted, “A doctor who is facing execution in Sudan for marrying a Christian gave birth to a baby girl in prison today….(She was) found guilty of converting from Islam to Christianity and marrying a Christian man, U.S. citizen Daniel Wani, who lives in Manchester, New Hampshire”

Guilt

Where is the guilt? Does it not exist in the heart of a Muslim – an Islamist? If it does maybe that person is not Muslim. It is shame they feel. How shallow and close minded. There is no allowance for independent thought and decision making. If it goes against the Quran, the hadiths and the scholars, also the community (umma) there is no tolerance – no forgiveness. Defending one’s rebuke allows for murder, for harm, for maiming, throwing acid, and other heinous acts in the name of Allah.

Taliban

In recent news we have the Boko Haram in Nigeria who captured over 250 young girls, taking them from their school. They denounce education for women.

In Afghanistan the Taliban throw acid at school girls. Today the Country requires girls get an education, but many never attend fearing for their lives and the cruel acts the Taliban may engage in to inflict their Islamist thinking on their persons. (Read more)   It took place in Kandahar, “No students showed up at Mirwais Mena girls’ school in the Taliban’s spiritual birthplace the morning after it happened.

A day earlier, men on motorcycles attacked 15 girls and teachers with acid.

The men squirted the acid from water bottles onto three groups of students and teachers walking to school Wednesday, Principal Mehmood Qaderi said. Some of the girls have burns only on their school uniforms but others will have scars on their faces.

One teenager still cannot open her eyes after being hit in the face with acid.”

Crucifixion

crucifixion ISIS_02

Islamists have proven how cruel and deadly is crucifixion. Christ did not live after, and I am confident no individual even crucified by the Romans survived.

It has recently been used in Syria. (Read more). Quoting, “Public executions are a regular weekly occurrence in Raqqa city, the provincial capital controlled by ISIS. In a number of verified cases, the bodies of executed people have been “crucified” — placed on crosses in public areas after execution by other means, supposedly to act as a deterrent to others. (Note: at least one crucifixion of a living victim by an Islamist group has occurred recently, in Yemen.   Video here.)

ISIS invoked Qur’an 5:33[i] in a case of two people being crucified in Raqqa for supposedly carrying out an IED attack against ISIS. The Quran passage stipulates that, among a number of punishments, those who “wage war on God and His Messenger” may be crucified.

How do the Moderate Muslims Tolerate such Acts of Evil

Certainly the response to personal shame or those that defy the ideology of a few (we like to believe it is but a few) with criminal acts is without reason. Such acts of violence are not human. Are these people not human? Certainly we can see they are not humane.

In America

Indeed there are criminals in America that seem to have no sense of guilt. The serial killers go on and on, getting a passionate reaction to their acts of evil. But it is not the general way people feel or act. This is not a Christian issue, it is a moral issue, and no matter how much a Muslim that kills a family member for defying the family argues justification, they are as wrong as a Mafioso for doing the same. It is inhuman. It is not godly. This is not God that directs them. If it is Allah, then Allah is not God, not a good god anyway. The society born out of Muhammad’s ways is certainly trained to commit bizarre acts with the claim ‘Allahu Akbar.’

No Joy in Islam

May they, the Islamists, and the adherents of Islam, dedicated and culturally trapped, find a way out of the hell in which they have subjected themselves to see the world has joy and hope. For them there is no joy. Just ask the Khomeini.

 

Grace and Peace.

[i] Quran 5:33 – The only punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and strive to make mischief in the land is that they should be murdered, or crucified, or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides, or they should be imprisoned….”

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