Admonition on pornography from Quran and Hadith
Islam on Pornography: A Definite No
Such pictures, rather than curb or fulfill the desire, are designed to increase it inducing one to further prohibited acts and finally Zina (adultery or fornication). This is corroborated by the hadith of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) appearing in both Al-Bukhari and Muslim explaining the different categories of adultery: 'Lustful glances constitute Zina of the eyes. Listening (to flirtations or lewd talks or songs) constitute Zina of the ears. (Licentious and lewd) speech constitutes Zina of the tongue. The (lustful) grip of the hand constitutes its Zina, and the movement of the feet (toward the act of Zina) is likewise. The heart lusts and desires. These are then either fulfilled by the private parts or rejected.” (Riyad As-Saliheen)
Verses From Al-Quran
"Surely God enjoins justice, kindness and the doing of good, to kith and kin; and He forbids all that is shameful, indecent, evil, rebellious and oppressive." (Quran 16:90) Pornography and the culture of pornography has all the three elements which God has prohibited in the above verse of the Quran: Fuhsha; Munkar, baghi. "Tell them (O Muhammad): 'My Lord has only forbidden indecent acts, whether overt or hiddenÉ" (Quran 7:33). God is against pornography (fuhsha) whether open or hidden. Therefore, watching pornography or other indecent acts in the privacy of the home or on the internet is also forbidden. "Say to them (O Muhammad!) Édo not even draw near to things shameful–be they open or secret" (Quran 6:151 partial) Allah asks us not to even go close to it Allah has mentioned this instruction along with shirk and murder which means that Allah considered shameful things like pornography among the major sins. Allah knows best. He knows His creation. He knows that we are weak. Therefore, He likes us to stay away from shameful things. "Verily those who love that indecency should spread among the...
...Christianity and Islam are two of the most practiced religions in the world, and have been for centuries. These two faiths are both monotheistic, which means they worship one God, or Allah. Started over 2000 years ago, Christianity is based on the teachings and life of Jesus Christ and was spread throughout the Roman Empire. The religion of Islam began early in 600 C.E. by the prophet Muhammad, and he spread the word of Allah. These religions spread quickly in Europe and the Middle East. As they progressed, new trading routes came about in these areas. Overtime, Christianity and Islam developed opinions about the trading and businesses activity and the people who pursued it. According to the religion’s holy books, the Bible and Qur’an, their views on trade were different at first. Christians believed that people should not trade; for it was not the pursuit of man. Muslims were much more tolerant of trade, as long as merchants were honest in their bargaining. By 1000 C.E, both the religions’ attitudes towards trade had changed completely. Christian scholars began to teach that honest trade was acceptable, while Muslim scholars saw the danger that trade brought to a man’s soul. By the 15th century, attitudes towards trade had even more drastic change once again. Christianity espoused that trade was encouraged and worthy, while Muslims believed merchants were corrupt.
When the two religions first began,...
The principal ethical teachings within Islam are derived from both the Qur’an and Hadith. These teachings include the belief that there is no God but Allah, that God is the origin of all creation (The first revelation 96:1-5), that man can be forgiven of their sins through prayer (Hadith Bukhari), the belief in the last day (yawm a-Din) and the world to come (al-Akhira), the following of the books of Allah (Kutubu’llah), the belief in His messengers, the belief in fate (al-Qadr), and that the actions of the prophet Muhammad should be followed as best as possible (Qur’an 59:7).
The principal ethical teachings within Islam enable Muslims to differentiate between Halal and Haram. These principal ethical teachings include the rule that all things are Halal unless explicitly forbidden by the Legislator (Allah). This teaching is derived from clear verses in the Qur’an, including “The lawful is what Allah has made lawful in His Book and the unlawful is that which He made unlawful” (19:64). This verse also describes another principal ethical teaching within Islam that declares that only Allah has the right to legislate for man, and nobody is allowed to forbid something that Allah has forbidden. According to the principal ethical teachings within Islam, forbidding Halal and allowing Haram is synonymous with Shirk. The Qur’an strongly condemned the pagans of Arabia for forbidding lawful things like...
Porno or No?
The Ethical Egoist’s View on Pornography
SOC120: Introduction to Ethics & Social Responsibility
Instructor: Michael Kellam
April 28, 2014
“Everyone, no matter how refined, had a stash of Pornography.”-Tinnean, No One Should Be Alone
Pornography is prevailing everywhere you look. Most people put up with it or deal with it with blind eyes. However, several eyes are wide open. In fact seventy-seven percent of Americans viewPornography at least once a month. On a weekly basis 68 percent of adult men and 18 percent of women use Pornography at least once every week. (Ackman, 2011) Another shocking truth is the pornography industry generate $13 billion each year in the United States alone.
Although, most are morally opposed to pornography the numbers are constantly growing faster over a thirty year trend. Does it have an effect on individuals who engage in pornographic activities? What exactly is pornography, and what are the moral conflicts that are so controversial in our society? This paper will discuss pornography topics from an ethical egoist point of view. An ethical egoist is an individual who finds it in their own self-interest to act regardless of the case. Secondly, ethical egoist may practice behaviors in which society would rule as immoral, but it...
...violent video games, alcohol, drugs
Given choices, can someone purchase porn under 18
Pornography (by depicting sexuality in a graphic and explicit fashion) does not
merely serve to offend some members of society, but it serves to actually cause “harm”
society, therefore it ought to be censored (see Module 12).
1. What is pornography?
2. What is the difference between pornography and erotica? Is a picture of Michangelo's statue of David erotic or pornographic?
3. What exactly about pornography makes it objectionable?
4. Is it possible for pornography to be harmful?
5. If pornography is harmful, exactly what is it about pornography that makes it harmful?
6. What is the remedy for the possible harm that may be produced by pornography?
7. Is it possible that any feasible remedy for pornography may be more harmful than tolerating the existence of pornography?
Position 1 tends to reflect the libertarian stance that people should be free to openly enjoy pornography and that, at the end of the day, no real harm is done by exercising this individual freedom. Position 4 could be described as the "soft libertarian" position...
...REL1006S: COURSE ESSAY
Discuss how Islam is a quest to be faithful to the transcendent, both directly and through social engagement
Islam is a religion based on the belief in one God, His messenger and the four other pillars. These five pillars are central to Muslims, followers of Islam and mould their beings and are part of their everyday lives. This essay will look at the abovementioned pillars, what they are and how they form part of the quest to be faithful to the transcendent. Mention will also be made to how Islam ‘plays out’ in everyday life, thus how this quest is and can be done both directly and through social engagement.
Firstly, we need to establish who or what the Transcendent is. I would like to describe the transcendent, according to Islamic beliefs, as being both Allah (Arabic word for God) and the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Allah, of course is the most important aspect of Islam but it is also relevant that great emphasis is placed on the Prophet. Muslims strive to be more like the Prophet, by following his ‘way of life’, the Sunnah and as a result, pleasing and becoming closer to God. The Five Pillars of Islam, based on work by Mark Sedgwick (2006) are important components of Muslim worship. The first of the five pillars is the “…recognition that there is no god other than God, and that Muhammad is the Prophet of God” (Sedgwick: 2006, 70). This may not seem like an ‘act of...
...Before taking this class and receiving pertinent information regarding the Nation of Islam, I was not aware of the religions beliefs or the way they praised. There are not many similarities in this religion and my religion which is Christian. The Nation of Islam, however, does believe in God, they believe that Elijah Muhammad is a prophet of God. However, the differences lie much deeper than that. With all the research that has been done on this religion, I have come to discover that Islam and the Nation of Islam are two different religions. Islam is a religion that is accepting to all races and participates in the worship of one unseen God who, Orthodox Muslims believe never took human form. The Nation of Islam, on the other hand, is more of a movement geared towards the African American race and teaches that God appeared in the form of Fard Muhammad. Muslims have to pray five times a day facing the Kaaba [a black stone building in Mecca that is shaped like a cube and that is the most sacred Muslim pilgrim shrine.] in Mecca, Arabia. Muslims believe that the Kaaba was the first house of worship ever placed on the face of the Earth dedicated to the worship of one God. They do not worship the Kaaba; nonetheless, it serves as a central focal point for Muslims around the world, unifying them in worship and symbolizing their common belief, spiritual focus and direction. Interestingly enough, the...
Is a monotheistic and Abrahamic religion articulated by the Qur'an, a book considered by its adherents to be the verbatim word of God and by the teachings and normative example (called the Sunnah and composed of hadith) of considered by them to be the last prophet of God. An adherent of Islam is called a Muslim.
Concerns the religion of Islam and its adherents, Muslims. "Muslim" is an Arabic word meaning "one who submits to God". Muslims and their religion have greatly impacted the political, economic, and military history of the Old World, especially the Middle East, where its roots lie. Though it is believed by non-Muslims to have originated in Mecca and Medina, Muslims believe that the religion of Islam has been present since the time of the prophet Adam. Muslims believe that prophets Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, among others, were all Islamic prophets, and they have equal veneration in the Qur'an. The Islamic world expanded to include people of the Islamic civilization, inclusive of non-Muslims living in that civilization.
Timeline of Muhammad's Life (A.D)
570 - Born in Mecca
576 - Orphaned upon death of mother
595 - Marries Kadijah - older, wealthy widow
610 - Reports first revelations from angel at age of 40
619 - Protector uncle dies
622 - Emigrates from Mecca to Medina (the Hijra)
623 - Orders raids on Meccan caravans
624 - Battle of Badr (victory)
624 - Evicts Qaynuqa Jews from...
...attribute this to any one, other than Allah Almighty. Infect,
Beacons of Hope
6 he regards certain creations as a medium or Waseela to achieve blessings and fulfillment of desires. This is certainly correct and in order. Allah Almighty Himself Orders in the Holy Quran: وابتغوا اليه الوسليۃ Seek the Waseela towards Allah Almighty. By this we understand that اياك نستعينdoes not reject the seeking of assistance from other than Allah Almighty. Similarly, in the reality of existence it is only Allah Almighty Who exists without assistance and birth. Then how can it be Shirk if we believe in our existence by His Divine Grace? حقائق األشياء ثابتۃ The reality of things is established. This is a basic and fundamental article of faith in Islam. Likewise, is the state of the reality of knowledge? Only Allah Almighty Possesses Absolute and Personal Knowledge and none of His creation possess the same. All of creation seek from Him and are dependent on Allah Almighty to inspire them with knowledge. So, if we call a knowledgeable person an Alim or seek knowledge from an Alim, is it Shirk? This is not so unless both Allah Almighty and an Alim be regarded as the same in status .Allah Almighty Himself Addresses His servants in the Holy Quran as Aleem and Ulama. Allah Almighty refers to Sayyeduna Rasoolullah (Peace be upon him) in this Ayah: يعلمھم الكتاب و الحكمۃ The Nabi (Peace be upon him) teaches them the Kitab and wisdom. The same is the situation of seeking...