Monday, September 10, 2012

Blood is Thicker Than Hummus

In the wake of 9/11, many Muslim Americans were subjected to suspicion, even harassment from people who associated their Islamic faith with that of the terrorists whose attacks claimed more than 3,000 victims.
In an effort to honor the victims of the attacks, and demonstrate that their faith is not one of violence, members of the Lehigh Valley's Ahmadiyya Muslim Community held a blood drive Sunday outside the Bethlehem Community Center.
The drive was part of the second annual national "Muslims for Life" campaign conducted by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of the United States of America aimed at donating at least 11,000 pints of blood to honor 9/11 victims.
Fantastic!!!  Nice job!!!  To often it is difficult to find the "moderate" Muslims sharing in the outrage of 9/11 and attempting to emigrate into the country's fabric as a whole.  Nice.

Wait...what?  Hold on, someone's on the other line.

 In a potentially controversial edict or law, Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband has said that donation and contribution of blood and body parts was against the beliefs of Islam, but noticed that giving blood to save the life of a near and dear one or relative was allowed and acceptable.
Hmmm...there seems to be a contradiction here.   Anyone else?
wa 'alaikum us-salaamu wa-rahmat ullaahi wa-barakaatuh
al-hamdu lillah
It is permissible to receive blood from the Blood Bank even if the donor was a kaafir. Likewise, it is also permissible to donate blood to non-Muslims as long as they are not fighters of Islam. A fighter of Islam would be defined as one who fights Muslims with weapons or finances such fighting with his wealth, or helps such fighting. If one is not able to know for sure, then it suffices to act according to ghalabat ul-zann (one's best estimate or what is most likely and probable).
ahabbak allaah ul-ladhi ahbabtani fih.
(May Allaah love you as you have loved me for His sake.)
 Uh...hmmm...if you pay US taxes, you are financing someone who fights against Muslims.  Lucky we have so many freeloaders in this country (47% non-taxpayers at last count).  So, technically there will be quite a few...kaafirs elligible.

How about we just put this one to rest by adhering to the European Sharia Council Ruling.

Second, it is lawful to transfer an organ from the body of one person to the body of another, if such an organ is replaced spontaneously, such as blood and skin, on condition that the donor is completely legally qualified and all legal points are met.
 Well, that seems to sum it up rather nicely.  Muslims, can indeed, donate blood even if it does  end up in the unworthy and heathen body of a kaafir.  Now, can someone tell me why there is a European Sharia Law Council if in fact Europe doesn't recognize Sharia Law?

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