Originally posted by DM01
Originally posted by *Woh Ajnabee*
I don't see what religion has to do with any of this. Why can't we ever look past religion and look into the eyes of morality so that all of humankind stands at one level? Which religion preaches domestic violence? What faith permits a man to raise his hand on women?
These so-called judges who are asked to give justice are just fools who can't see right from wrong themselves. Perhaps when they say that the law is blind, they really mean that the people making and enforcing these laws are blind.
They hide in the silhouettes of religion to hide their crime against humanity, to hide under the veil of faith, unable to see that it is religion itself that is being sworn in injustice here.
I don't understand why anyone, Muslim or Non-Muslim, would even attempt to justifiy this action - what is wrong is wrong, and to those Muslims who accept this as a part of their faith, I'd just like to advise them to pick the Quran and actually read it for once, this is not what your faith preaches.
And to those clever ones out there who bring out hadith, to demean Islam's intention, I'd just like to advise that they should look into the meaning of a hadith - how not all records can be trusted, how they are conveyed conversations/events put into writing, and how a whole religion cannot be held upon one statement that may or may not have been uttered.
It's got everything to do with religion when a country bases its laws on religious texts. Saudi implements sharia, some may argue that it's not actually sharia, but it is their interpretation of sharia, and sharia is based on the Quran and Hadeeths.
And the Quran does make it permissible to beat your wife under certain circumstances, let's face it, these religions were made up by people in an era where women had very little rights, and this is evident in religious scriptures.
You said it yourself - it is not sharia that makes these judgments, it is their interpretation of the scripture that makes these judgments.
And the Quran does not make it permissible for a husband to beat his wife ---- let's do a little bit of reading before we go all out and make such harsh generalizations.
As far as when these religions originated, etc., it is not the origin of the religion that matters, but rather the origin of the faith -- and that comes from within. We each have common sense implemented within our brains, I say let's use it for once.