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Massive Muslim Pilgrimage Ends Today

Posted by thebosun on December 10, 2008

MECCA, Saudi Arabia – The Hajj ( حج ‎) is a pilgrimage of pagan origin to Mecca. It is the largest annual pilgrimage in the world. It is the fifth pillar of Islam, an obligation that must be carried out at least once in their lifetime by every able-bodied Muslim who can afford to do so.
This is the final day of the hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca that Muslims who can afford it are required to make at least once in a lifetime.

Saudi officials estimate that nearly three million Muslims have taken part in this year’s hajj, which began Saturday.

The pilgrims hope to cleanse themselves from sin with the rites at Islam’s holiest sites. On Tuesday, for a second day, they filed past three walls symbolizing Satan, stoning each with seven pebbles in a symbolic ritual of rejecting temptation and evil.

Today’s final ritual is a “farewell” circling of the Kaaba, the cube-shaped stone structure draped in black cloth that Muslims around the world face during their five daily prayers.

Hajj in Mecca

Hajj in Mecca

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Should Shari’ah Law be included in US Law?

Posted by thebosun on July 26, 2008

Some Mohammedans would argue that Shari’ah is a Mohammedan’s right no matter where they live. The Archbishop of Canterbury seems to think that Shari’ah should be instituted in the UK. It has been up for vote in Canada. The Ford Foundation, among others, have floated the idea here.

One might point out that Native American Courts and Jewish law in the US may call for consideration in the implementation of Muslim family law in the USA.

Some Mohammedans have complained that they have not been able to received their faith based social services.

I am just wondering how many here would support Shari’ah law in the USA?

 

A forum member at Hannity ForumBillBrown View Post, asked,

Would this would this include stoning and amputations?
My comment to Bill was, “If that was a prescribed Shari’ah punishment, I suppose that it would have to include that (type of punishment).  (Sarcasm on) After all, we must be sensitive to and respect other cultures. (sarcasm off)

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