Hala Fakher Shows up in Hijab

Hala Fakher

In an unexpected move, the well known Egyptian actress Hala Fakher, showed up at Ahmed Al Sakka’s father memorial service wearing the veil, and when she was asked whether she was wearing it as a sign of respect to the event as it is common in such occasions or has she decided to join her colleagues of veiled actresses, her answer was that she did it for purely religious reasons and with only had God in her mind when she did it.

Hala confirms that wearing the veil does not mean that she is retiring or putting an end to her career, she said that she will continue acting with the veil and that she is already reading some scenarios and haven’t decided yet which one she will do. She also said that she is not worried that her career will be affected by her decision and confirmed again that she did it because she is a God fearing Muslim and that is her priority.

Hala Fakher is well known for her comedy roles in the seventies both in cinema and TV. In recent years; she did more serious roles like Heena Maisara and Kabaret.

By Khalidah


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  1. najo
    najo

    Mabroooook ya Hala fakher

  1. Touta
    Touta

    mabrouk for what!!!
    i cant understand this stupid trend among egyptian actresses!!!!

  1. Masria and proud
    Masria and proud

    Ooo so when som ppl decide to wear the hijab for their God and because they respect them selves then they are following a trend, but when all the other actors/singers are naked and wear disgusting reveling clothes then they are unique and not following trend, seriously get a life. nd there's this masal thts says el shetemma betlef telf w terg3 l sa7ebha so watch wat u say abut ppl who cant answer u cause thts called backstabbing :)
    Alf alf alf mabrouk ya Hala w rabena yesabetk 3ala el iman wel 7ijab <3

  1. manman
    manman

    This is absolutely ridiculous. Why would such a respectful and talented actress like herself, do such a thing? By covering herself up like this, she is degrading her worth as an equal human being and making it out to be as though she is ashamed of her body and hair, which are both gifts from God. It just seems like once they get older and less attractive they lean towards this veil choice. Makes me sad, because it is hard to focus on her future roles, because her personal statement in wearing the veil will always prevail. I don't know what direction art and freedom in Egypt are headed to, but whatever direction it is, it sure does not look promising.....Oh and let me guess, she is also coming out with a personal statement that's like I don't know what I was thinking when I did all these other roles and blah blah blah? Such a shame.

  1. nadia
    nadia

    it's her head hair. she's free to do what she wants with it as long as she doesn't become as silly as sabrine and hanan turk.

  1. nadia
    nadia

    it's her head hair. she's free to do what she wants with it as long as she doesn't become as silly as sabrine and hanan turk.

  1. red
    red

    are you crazy? what rights do you think you have to call her act as ridiculous and degrading!!! she did it because she wanted to please her God as a Moslem. It is her rights to decide what she wants to wear just as it is the rights for others to wear what they want. and degrading? you are simply out of it!!! if it makes it hard for you to focus on her future role because of a mere simple cloth covering her head, then you have no taste for true art. Art is not all about revealing skin ya manman. Mabrouk alf alf mabrouk to Hala for not being afraid to break free of the typical "Look at my @ss" TREND common among artists!!!

  1. Nera
    Nera

    Impossible that those that wrote these comments are moslem. What a shame, what a shame! Alf mabrouk Hala Fakher, I hope more and more actresses does the same thing.

  1. smiley
    smiley

    To Touta and Manman: what is stupid and considered a very shallow trend is the rage among women to show the most skin they can. you know why? because becoming a sex symbol and a lustful object for the men is all they think about. BUT when we cover up it means that we don't want idiots like you to look at us and judge us based on our looks and bodies. Instead, we want you to see us for our characters and personalities.

    To Hala Fakher: Mabrouk and good luck on your career!

    To the rest who defended Hala Fakher here: THANK YOU FOR STANDING UP! THANK YOU MUSLIMS! that's what we all should do. we should answer back when they mock us, not just sit quietly and say "3alam tafha, they don't understand our religion anyway". Yes they are indeed 3alam tafha, yet we should make an effort to correct their views of our beautiful faith. And you have demonstrated that here. Gazakumullah kul khair!

  1. manman
    manman

    I understand that there is a huge difference between being a sex symbol and between being covered up from head to toe. I do not prefer either one of the toe. My philosophy in life leans towards the moderate side of things. I don't think that any of hala fakher's previous actions in the past, without the head scar, portrayed her as a sex symbol or an object that turned men on. Instead, she was a very respectful and beautiful woman inside and out and it really showed. I think that any extreme way of showing your body whether it be extreme nudity or covering up take away from the art and bring on personal beliefs to the table. I think women are beautiful and there is nothing wrong with being proud of their bodies. However, in the act of covering up, you're demeaning your worth as a being and making yourself a lustful object that must remain hidden, otherwise, it will cause poor week men to sin with their eyes. This is just my personal opinion. Women, just like men, have a right to a normal and stress-free life. Why is it okay for men to wear shorts in the burning hot summers, but not okay for women to do so? Why should they always be paranoid about their body or if a strand of their hair os showing?

  1. manman
    manman

    @ Smiley

    You have no right to call me an idiot. Just because I am opening your eyes to different ways of thinking, does not make me, in any way shape or form, less adept at thinking than you. Nothing can make an person an idiot, more than they closed ways of thinking and their inability to accept other points of view than their own. So just for reference, let's try to have a mature conversation without calling each other bad names. Thanks!

  1. red
    red replied to comment from manman

    Why is it ok for men to wear shorts....

    So let me ask you why is it legal for men to go topless in NYS (New York) but it is not legal for a woman to go topless in NYS. NYS Penal Law Section 245.

    It does not take a mad scientist to see that there lies clear differences in the anatomy between men and women.

    About your point of being moderate, i suggest you rethink the definition of moderate in life once again because bashing the Moslems' religion and calling it extreme is hardly moderate (oh yes you were bashing our religion by saying that our belief to cover up is demeaning and extreme). You have no rights to call out on our belief as extreme because that is the very opposite of moderate.

  1. manman
    manman

    Red,

    Do not play around with my words? When have I ever said it was okay for women to walk around topless? All I said that just like men can walk around with shorts, women have the right to do so as well? Again, you're being extreme. Just because I am attacking the veil, does not mean I am justifying clear immoral acts, just as walking around topless. You also claim that I am extreme and immoderate in attacking your beliefs? I would have to refute this attack. I am a free individual who has a brain and I am allowed to use it and think in however way I want. I will argue and disagree even when it comes to religion. I will question and research until I reach satisfaction with my beliefs. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that

  1. Samira
    Samira

    What i personally dislike is how women's faith is defined through their bodies.When Hanan Turk wore the veil, it was like she converted from another religion to Islam. I assume before the hijab, she prayed and observed ramadan or did that change by wearing the veil? Our worshipping of Allah is reduced to what we wear, yet men are judged on differewnt criteria. Hala is free to wear what she wants, but actors are supposed to be versatile in their roles; i do think it will affect the roles she is given.

  1. red
    red replied to comment from manman

    Manman,

    In regards to the topless topic, that was simply an analogy to show that there are differences between men and women in the sense of their anatomy and sexuality , in the Islamic aspect anyway. that was why i made that statement, to show you that not everything is suppose to be so call "equal". now about the fact that you deny you are extreme, yes you are. you may question and inquire about any religion and its belief but you do not make invalid statements and using words such as demeaning and immoderate and stating that women who cover are ashamed of their body. now that is extreme - you simply assume that our women are ashame of their beauty, you simply assume they do not enjoy equality (because of wearing shorts) and you simply and irregardlessly stated our belief as demeaning (in regards to hijab). i have no problems with women, Moslem or otherwise, to uncover or cover (a few of my relatives do not cover and i love them no differently), it is their own life and decisions, but i do have a problem when people like you try to run down our belief (the hijab issue), or any other faiths for that matter. It is never OK to call someone's faith demeaning, extreme or unjust, because being human, it is MODERATE to inquire or ponder upon issues in a respectful, simple-curiosity and tolerance. to answer another query, Islamic faith is not defined solely on clothing.Islam is whole, a way of life and it is up to the person (men AND women) to see how much he wants to apply its teaching in life, if he wants to apply 100% good, if he wants to bargain with God and choose which teachings he agrees and which teachings he thinks is irrelevant, all the best to him. Hala's acting roles will not be affected by her hijab, her role was never of a temptress or sex siren to begin with so move on Hala, all the best to you. Look at other actresses across the Islamic world and you ll see that the sky is the limit even with hijab.

  1. ahmed
    ahmed

    there's a lady i heard in arab country she couldnt get a job casue most christian arab she went to hire said to her that they dont want a Muslimah work if she have the hijab. wow i think this is disrespectful of these christian to do that to her

  1. manman
    manman

    Red,

    I am sorry, but I have to completely disagree with you. On what merit are you calling me extreme when your own religion calls Jews and Christians apes and pigs (Surat Al maidah verse 60). On what merit do you call me extreme when your own religion spread by the edge of the sword? On what merit do you call me extreme when your own religion intruded on people's homes and lands and gave them only two options, to either convert or be killed? I have every right to ponder and criticize such beliefs because as a moderate human being, I refuse such actions and see them as being extreme. On what merit do you call me extreme, when your own religion brain washed women and convinces them that their second-class status in society through covering up is bringing them closer to God? On what merit do you call me extreme when your religion allows a man to marry four women and divorce a woman whenever he wants, but the woman has no right to do this in return? On what merit do you call me extreme when your religion considers the woman's body as "3awra" and convinces her that it is the root of men's sins. Because I am moderate and not extreme, I question such beliefs. Now please enlighten me if I am mistaken and give me proof from your Holy Book that justifies these things I have mentioned above. Red, I am not trying to attack you or any muslim person, but I just have questions that are mind-boggling for me and I need to voice them. Help me out here!

  1. smiley
    smiley

    look manman, if you're not a muslim and you don't like our religion, THEN WHY IN THE WORLD ARE YOU COMMENTING ON AN ARTICLE ABOUT A MUSLIM LADY WHO DECIDED TO WEAR THE HIJAB??? What in the world is it to you? you have your life and we'll have ours okay? now scramble off

  1. smiley
    smiley

    and referring back to your very first comment, she is a Muslim first before being an actress so yeah she has every right to wear the Hijab anytime in her life and whenever she decides to without discrimination, or "fears" over her acting career. you know here's the thing with what you call "moderation". Moderation has no principles. you simply live by what is in fashion nowadays and what is acceptable to the larger society. you do what is right in the eyes of the media and the people in power. and we muslims don't give a damn about all of that. we live by the principles of our faith. so while the rest of the world swirls into Godlessness, we will still abide by our faith.

  1. Muna
    Muna

    Manman or whatever your name is;

    Please try to stick with the topic rather than bashing Islam as a whole and pleassssssssssssssssssse get over your self you idiot!!!

  1. manman
    manman

    Hey everyone,

    I did not mean to disrespect your religion in any way shape or form. However, it is sad that non of you was able to defend their faith and instead took on the task to attack me personally and call me names. Well, I am still waiting for answers to my questions. And just for reference I am not bashing your religion, I am simply pointing out the facts of it. So if you consider my highlighting of the facts bashing to your beliefs, then maybe you should reconsider :)

  1. Samira
    Samira

    Manman

    People are on this website for light entertainment, not to have to feel they need to explain their religion for someone who has chosen to pick verses out of context.

  1. Nadine
    Nadine

    hey guys
    please respect people's opinion whatever it was ,manman had questions in his mind and he has the right to have them .and I'm a muslim so don't start attacking me too coz i'm not attacking anybody , i'm just saying that he has the right to think like that without you guys calling him an idiot. and if any if you have answers to his questions that's the right way in defending islam because that at least might give him answers and might even convince him in some way. sorry manman I don't have answers to your questions, i hope somebody else can answer them where they can enlighten us both.

  1. Mimi
    Mimi

    Manman

    I can attach you a file called 'Answers to non-muslims' common questions about Islam' by Dr. Zakir Naik if you give me your email address. The file is too long to put it here. So if you really wanted answers to your questions give me your email address.

  1. Germonatta
    Germonatta

    'Idiots' like you are the reason why we're so in advanced and we suffer from alot of problems such as poverty in most arab countries. Now, i'm supposedly born a Muslim, and I respect the religion so much, as well as all other religions, but we all at some point in our life question such things like what manman said. The guy was clearly not attacking Islam nor bashing it, he just asked you questions, and if you were true Muslims like you claim you are, you would have answered him politely like should have instead of calling him names and attacking him in such a violent way. You know you don't have answers to these questions, and you try to avoid that fact by attacking whoever questions them. Don't claim that you're a so called 'Muslim' if you can't have a decent convincing conversation with someone, because that's what Islam's about. Did Islam ever say if someone approaches you with a question about religion, attack them and call them names? I don't think so. It's supposed to be a peaceful beautiful religion, not complicated and full of hatred. Fu*king dumbasses you're all so ignorant, hypocritical, and uneducated. And I too, ask these questions that manman asked everyday of my life. And I wont rest and fully claim that I am a true Muslim until I find these answers.

  1. Mimi
    Mimi

    Germonatta;

    Are you kidding me?

    He was not asking a polite question but literally attacking Islam by referring from our holy Quran out of context which he clearly doesn't have any clue of and by the way you are not even sure if you are muslim or not so please spare us your lecture and try to see your self before calling people ignorant. You might not give a thing about Islam but some people do.

    And for manman

    For your information lets see what Sura al Maidah verse 59 says "say (O people of the Book! Do ye disapprove of us for no other reason than that we believe in God, and the revelation that hath come to us and that which came before (us), and (perhaps) that most of you are rebellious and disobedient?" and verse 60 says: "Say Shall I point out to you something much worse than this, (as judged) by the treatment it received from God? Those who incurred the curse of God and His wrath, those of whom some He transformed into apes and swine, those who worshipped evil;- these are (many times) worse in rank, and far more astray from the even Path!"

    So where does it say that Jews and Christians are Apes and Swines. Just because you saw the words it doesn't mean that it is talking about Jews or Christians and please try to be open minded when you read such kinds of wise book which is of course clearly from God whether you like it or not.

  1. sandy
    sandy

    some of the comments here are disgusting the world we live in is disguisting if you follow god you are a disgrace but if you follow the devil you are cool

  1. red
    red replied to comment from Mimi

    Thank you so much for taking the time to show the true context of the Ayah. Mimi, it is not something new for people to use the Quran and take incomplete verses to show how "terrible" Islam is. its an old and pathetic trick. but kudos to you for helping to answer some curiosity. and to answer you, manman, i have done enough essays here on Waleg about Islam. go check it out if you are truly interested, but if your sole purpose is to bring us down, well, Allah is up there.

  1. manman
    manman

    I am done trying to argue this point with you guys. I am glad that some people see my questions as not an attack to the Muslim people but merely a need for answers to a curious mind. I Just find it difficult for me to consider the holiness and sanctity behind a religion that justifies demeaning and killing the other. How about these following verses? Are they also out of context??

    and those who oppose Islam (War against God, or sedition) must be executed (5:33, 33:60-62).

    (60:4) says followers of Allah will hate the disbelievers forever until they believe in Allah only.

    (8:12) "Remember Thy Lord inspired the angels (with the message): "I am with you: give firmness to the believers, I will instill terror into the hearts of the unbelievers, Smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger tips of them."

    Look. I am not trying to attack you. I am merely pointing out the truths of a religion you hold dear to your heart. I am not doubting the fact that all of you are good people, and wish no harm on anyone. But if this is the case, how can you believe in something that is based on violence, terror, and erasing others who don't believe. I know for a fact, that mu great great grand father, with the entrance of Islam to my country, was forced to sell his land and his home, and flee, and because we were rich we weren't killed, because we were able to pay the gezya. As a child, I saw a church burned in front of my own two eyes, and the pastor's daughter have to jump out and break multiple bones in her body to survive. And this attack was not done by some fanatics. It was after Friday prayers, when they were ignited with the love for their religion and God and wanted to do everything to please him. This was their way of making God smile. I think they are innocent people, and they are victims of a corrupt belief. I am not favoring any religion over the other, but as a human being who believes in people's rights and individuality, I can't help but comment on such beliefs. Again, I am not attacking you personally, after all you are probably deceived just like the billion others who blindly follow such doctrine. Okay, I am done, and again, forgive me if I have offended anyone. But I can not remain silent in front of evil and wrong doings.

  1. red
    red replied to comment from manman

    Khalasss Miss Not Impressed, we are done with your pathetic attempt to destroy our religion. you can change your name all you like but we know it is you. Last time, you used the name Not Impress and everyone showed you your true ugly color ,now you change your name and start the same old trick again. you reek of offensive unpleasantness. as for your weak endeavor (AGAIN) to misquote our Holy Quran, you are only making a fool of yourself. when will you learn oh Not Impressed that not everyone has to be from India to make you accept us into your "purer than pure" falsehood propaganda????? the moment you used words such as demeaning, i knew it was you. back for more youtube cut and paste huh?

  1. red
    red

    Khalasss Miss Not Impressed, we are done with your pathetic attempt to destroy our religion. you can change your name all you like but we know it is you. Last time, you used the name Not Impress and everyone showed you your true ugly color ,now you change your name and start the same old trick again. you reek of offensive unpleasantness. as for your weak endeavor (AGAIN) to misquote our Holy Quran, you are only making a fool of yourself. when will you learn oh Not Impressed that not everyone has to be from India to make you accept us into your "purer than pure" falsehood propaganda????? the moment you used words such as demeaning, i knew it was you. back for more youtube cut and paste huh?

  1. manman
    manman

    Red

    I have no idea who you're talking about. But I am not upset at the things you're saying. I forgive you. And I also understand your reaction. It is hard to absorb all the truth at once. I hope you get over all your bitterness and anger, it is not healthy for you :)

  1. red
    red replied to comment from manman

    Sure sure. of course you don't know who i am talking about. and of course more than a billion people are brainwashed and crazy but you and only you solely have the key to save us all. yes, according to you, over a billion believers are wrong but you and you alone are right and have the TRUTH :) Sweetie, in all your Not Impressed ways to become our savior, you just manage to come off as a disgusting racist and Islamophobic waste of human DNA. I suppose you came up with another pseudo name in another article and bashed all Arabs as maid-beaters and phony rich snobs. i am not angry sweetie, merely amused that you came back with your Not Impressed ways. Please, go and have a chit chat with Haifa.

  1. Not impressed
    Not impressed replied to comment from red

    You are so delusional and so wrong to think that everyone who doesn't agree with you is me. That's a little childish don't you think? Just because ppl happen to disagree with you they have to be Not Impressed. Coward. Is that what you do to silence everybody that doesn't see eye to eye with you? You accuse them of being me? And also am I the only one that's allowed to use the word demeaning? lol do you know how ridiculous that is? In your exact words you said,"the moment you used words such as demeaning, i knew it was you." Really? So everybody in the world that uses the word demeaning has to be me.You need to think before you type. And btw you are just obsessed with me do I scare you and bother you that much that you are so paranoid thinking everybody is me? Honey,I haven't been on waleg for a long,long time. I just came back to post today because I saw some interesting stories on here.I left like a few months ago because I was so frustrated because I was trying to post a comment about the mosque in N.Y.C and why it shouldn't be built there,but waleg being an arabic site they just didn't let me post my comment even though I didn't write anything that offensive at all. I was civil & my language was not dirty at all,but what can you do right? So I left and now I come back to this. It's clear that somebody missed me on here you can't write about anything,but me lol and I didn't even remember you at first.

  1. Not impressed
    Not impressed replied to comment from red

    You're wrong about that. Women obviously can't go topless because they have breasts which men do not have,but women are definitely allowed to wear shorts. Why? Because men and women both have legs so what's the big deal? If anything men shouldn't be allowed to wear shorts because men's downstairs is not the same as women.For women their private part down there is completely harmless because it's flat unlike a man's who may dangle. And hey sorry for being so graphic here,but don't know any other way to explain it.

  1. red
    red

    haha, yes i admit, i must have been wrong on one thing, being naive to think there is only one Islamophobic in this world but hey, you grow and you learn. so, i see there are two people like you now, you and manman - both haters. nah, i dont mind if someone disagrees with me, i really dont. but as i said before, people should respect other people's religion and if they dont like it, ignore it. what you and manman need to do is to learn to respect. or else, you will end up having your comments deleted by Waleg (as you said). about shorts, wear them if you want but do not undermine the Islamic rule on why we were told to cover our Aurah differently. even if you want to go topless, i could care less BUT respect our religion. would you like it if i question in a mean and rude way on why the Hindus think the cow is holy? you dont even like it when someone says Aishwarya has a mustache.

  1. manman
    manman

    FINALLY!!!! Red I just stopped trying to convince you that I had no idea who you were talking about because you just weren't getting it, just like all my past comments, that you just seem to not get. You know what, call me all the names you want, an idiot, a hater... I will stick up to the truth until the day I die. If you consider me an Islamophobe, I consider that an extra jewel on my crown. I am a hater of any belier or organization that is built on fraud and demoralization of the other. I am against, any disguised belief that does not call for true love and acceptance. And I am against a belief system that destroyed nations along with their civilizations. Now call me anything you want, it won't stop me. And I am not scared if all my comments are deleted. At least I would have caused you to think and reconsider your stubborn ideas. What I am still so shocked about is that fact that NO ONE tried to refute any of the arguments I made, but I don't blame them, because simply, the arguments I made are very valid.

  1. red
    red replied to comment from manman

    which arguments my dear? the distorted Quranic verses you mean? oh i see. lets see the verses shall we?

    5:33 The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger, and strive with might and main for mischief through the land is: execution, or crucifixion, or the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides, or exile from the land: that is their disgrace in this world, and a heavy punishment is theirs in the Hereafter
    The context of this verse itself will clear any negative perceptions against Islam. One CANNOT quote verse 5:33 without quoting VERSE 5:32 (prohibition of murder) and verse 5:34 (command to forgive). Let us examine the verse in its proper context:

    5:32-34 ...If any one kills a person - unless it be as punishment for murder or for spreading corruption in the land - it would be as if he kills the whole people: and if any one saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people. Then although there came to them Our apostles with clear signs, yet, even after that, many of them continued to commit excesses (crime) in the land. The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger, and strive with might and main for mischief through the land is: execution, or crucifixion, or the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides, or exile from the land: that is their disgrace in this world, and a heavy punishment is theirs in the Hereafter; Except for those who REPENT before they fall into your power: in that case, know that Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful.

  1. red
    red replied to comment from manman

    which arguments my dear? the distorted Quranic verses you mean? oh i see. lets see the verses shall we?

    5:33 The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger, and strive with might and main for mischief through the land is: execution, or crucifixion, or the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides, or exile from the land: that is their disgrace in this world, and a heavy punishment is theirs in the Hereafter
    The context of this verse itself will clear any negative perceptions against Islam. One CANNOT quote verse 5:33 without quoting VERSE 5:32 (prohibition of murder) and verse 5:34 (command to forgive). Let us examine the verse in its proper context:

    5:32-34 ...If any one kills a person - unless it be as punishment for murder or for spreading corruption in the land - it would be as if he kills the whole people: and if any one saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people. Then although there came to them Our apostles with clear signs, yet, even after that, many of them continued to commit excesses (crime) in the land. The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger, and strive with might and main for mischief through the land is: execution, or crucifixion, or the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides, or exile from the land: that is their disgrace in this world, and a heavy punishment is theirs in the Hereafter; Except for those who REPENT before they fall into your power: in that case, know that Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful.

    There are several points to note here. The first is the gravity of the offense. This is punishment for WAGING WAR against the Prophet of God and spreading evil and destruction. In modern terminology this would be considered “terrorism”. This is a punishment for such a severe offense, hence the severity of the punishment.

  1. red
    red

    It is quite shocking to see how many Islam-haters will place this verse under the heading of “inciting Muslims to kill and wage war”, whereas the verse commands nothing of this sort! In fact, it comes directly after a verse prohibiting murder and likening the unjust murder of a single individual to the slaughter of humanity. The Quran purposefully describes the gravity of the sin before describing the punishment. The crime of murder and committing terrorist activities is regarded as such a severe violation in Islam, that a severe retribution has been prescribed. Waging war against God’s prophet is tantamount to waging war against Our Creator Himself. It is ironic that Islam-haters will present this verse to justify their claim that Islam supports terrorism, whereas Muslim scholars have always presented this verse as proof that Islam is vehemently opposed to terrorism. For example, the Islamic Fiqh Council of Saudi Arabia writes about this verse:

    Obviously, in view of the enormity of such acts of aggression, which are viewed by the Shari’ah (Islamic law) as an act of war against the laws and the creatures of God, there is no stricter punishment anywhere in the manmade laws. (Islamic Fiqh Council of Saudi Arabia, Terrorism – Islam’s viewpoint, Muslim World League Journal, Jumad al-Ula 1423/July 2002 CE)

  1. red
    red replied to comment from manman

    Is it logical to inform someone about a certain punishment without telling them about the crime? Yet, this is exactly what the enemies of Islam have done to deceive people into thinking Islam is a violent religion. They cite only verse 5:33 without verse 5:32 or verse 5:34 (petty petty)

    The verse 8:12, either through ignorance or Islam-bashing you continue taking the verses of the Holy Quran out of context and its HISTORY to justify your false propaganda. This verse and the verses before and after were revealed about the Battle of Badr, which occurred in Arabia in the early seventh century. A battle in which the pagans of Makkah traveled more than 200 miles to Madinah with an army of about 1000 to destroy Muslims. Prophet Muhammad (peace be on him) and fellow Muslims had suffered severe persecutions and torture for 13 years in the city of Makkah. And now that they had fled Makkah and found a sanctuary in the city of Madinah, they were once again threatened. Muslim Army was only about 300 strong. God Almighty gave the order to Muslims to fight to defend their lives and faith. The enemy came to them with the intent to kill Muslims. It was a war to defend themselves and their Faith. It was a war imposed upon Muslims.

    And when you fight, you strive to kill the enemy during the fight.
    However, even during the war, Islam has the HIGHEST moral law of war. You don't kill children, women or any one who is not fighting with you. You also don't fight, if the enemy wants a peace treaty:

    8.061 But if the enemy incline towards peace, do thou (also) incline towards peace, and trust in God: for He is One that hears and knows (all things).

    God Almighty also says in Chapter 60:

    60.008 God forbids you not, with regard to those who fight you not for (your) Faith
    nor drive you out of your homes, from dealing kindly and justly with them: for God loves those who are just.

    60.009 God only forbids you, with regard to those who fight you for (your) Faith, and drive you out of your homes, and support (others) in driving you out, from turning to them (for friendship and protection). It is such as turn to them (in these
    circumstances), that do wrong. (good example is the Palestinians being driven out and killed by the Zionists). Now don't go playing with my words by giving false examples of so call Muslims conducting grievousness and mischiefs. Islam is not represented by the false people, Islam stands tall on its own.

    For the ignorant, misquotation is a habit they enjoy.

  1. red
    red replied to comment from manman

    Anti-Islamic people often use the following verses to justify the stereotype that Islam is a religion of violence and intolerance, which was spread by the sword. The explanations here were aided by Abdullah Yusuf Ali's commentary on the Holy Quran.

    Sura 8.12 "Remember thy lord has inspired the angels with the message. Give firmness to the believers and instill terror into the hearts of the unbelievers. Smite them above their necks and smite the fingertips of them."
    Sura 9.5 "When the sacred months have passed, kill the idolaters whereever you find them."

    Sura 47.4 "When you encounter the unbelievers, Strike off their heads. Untill you have made a wide slaughter among them tie up the remaining captives."

    Sura 8 is about a BATTLE - the Battle of Badr - not just some daily affair. A battles take two side to occur. Are you under the impression that while these 'horrid' Muslims were fighting, the enemies were simply standing there like good little peaceful men?
    Sura 47 was revealed during the first year of Hijrah when the Muslims were under *threat of extinction* by invasion from Makkah.

    Sura 9 is interesting. Muslims-haters almost invariably quote verse 5 but leave out verse 4 and 6. Why? Because verse 4 says, "But the treatires are not dissolved with those Pagans with whom you have entered into alliance and who have you subsequently failed you in aught, nor aided anyone against you. So fulfill your engagements with them to the end of their term: for God Loves the righteous."

    And verse 6 says, "If one among the Pagans ask thee for asylum, grant it to him so that he may hear the Word of God; and then escort him to where he can be secure."

    So basically what has been done above is:

    1. The background to each sura was shown. One cannot take a verse revealed for a battle and insist it is if for the daily affairs of Muslims.

    2. It was shown how Non-muslims who wish to attack Islam, conveniently leave out verses before and after their quoted verse. Above, I have shown only one of the many examples.

    Manman, i am aware that you are only among a minority of haters, the misguided ones who wish to believe only in what he wants. We, Muslims have been living peacefully for centuries with our non Muslim brothers and as far as I have seen, it is only on the internet and little bit of here and there whereby i see intolerable people like you. Lets face it, it is people like you who promotes suffering in this world by inciting hate and anger. if we could all just learn to respect each other, not necessarily agree or like one another but respect, life would be beautiful. It is absolutely idiotic to think you are free to say whatever you want when you know by your words, you could create tension and suffering. As a wise man once said --->True love means infinite tolerance for each others differences. ---->M. K. Soni

  1. Muslima and Proud
    Muslima and Proud replied to comment from red

    wallahi el azeem i congratulate you for answering the person's questions with all respect, Jazak allah kol kheir inshallah. Its sad how many of us muslims didnt not answer him but just attacked and that does not help the issue. Our roles as muslims is to clear up questions such as these because who knows maybe you answering this question will make them one of our brothers later on.
    As for Manman,
    i would like to let you know that is the purpose of you're question was to be enlightened then there you have it but if it was to but us down or disrespect our religion then i am pretty sure that in your religion it is wrong to disrepect others and im sure ur asked to live peacefully because what kind of religion would say things other than tht ?
    I would like to clear up the fact that Muslims, Christians and Jewish people have lived together since forever, peacefully all follwing their religion, but also their sence of wats rite and wats wrong.
    See i know the right way to talk to sum1 such as you is to treat them with resprct regardlees of how disrepectfull you were or weren't because it would be useless to give you evidence and fact on why your religion is as messed up as you think ours is, but trust me if i did i woud back up my words not pick and choose wat i like and "forget" to read the verses before or after an aya
    but im not gonna do that because one its a waste of time and i got better things to do, and 2 because i can not degrade of someones religion regardless of the fact that im rite because i would not like someone to do that to me =)
    and "treat others the way you wanna be treated"
    sallam aleikom

  1. Muslima and Proud
    Muslima and Proud

    Oo ya i forgot to mention my example,

    so why is it that when nuns wish to cover up from head to toe and be devoted to God, then they are good religiouse people
    But when an ordinary girl like deicides to also devote herself to God, and also cover up from head to toee and not going around showing my body like some animal for sale, im then either:
    oppressed or forced to wear it
    a terroriest
    or someone who is stupid with nooo brains whatsoeever for making such a decision
    why can't i be someone who is also devoted to God just like your nuns are? see now who is contradictiong them selves?

  1. Not impressed
    Not impressed replied to comment from red

    Mr. Red if an Islamaphobe is someone who does not agree with Islam's teachings then maybe I am an Islamaphobe. Isn't it funny though how Islam is above criticism while religions such as Hinduism,as you mentioned, Christianity,and Judaism,Sikhism,Buddhism,all the other religions out there can be openly criticized by muslims and others? You want to know why in Hinduism people worship cows? I will gladly tell you because I don't have a superiority complex, I don't think my religion is above all other religions. Growing up I've never been taught that Hinduism is above any religion, infact I've been taught that there is only one God who took different forms and one religion is not better than another.In Hinduism the cow is revered as the source of food and symbol of life because it gives milk which all of us drink.Hope that answered your question about why Hindus worship cows. And by someone saying Aish Rai has a moustache I hope you mean you saying she has one because you're the one who said it. The reason why I don't like it is because she doesn't have one I don't like lies and that is a blatant lie and also very random. You could not think of anything so you said she has a moustache. Does she look for yourself.

    http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.hollywood-celebrity-pictures.com/Celebrities/Aishwarya-Rai/Aishwarya-Rai-30.JPG&imgrefurl=http://www.hollywood-celebrity-pictures.com/Aishwarya-Rai-30-Picture.htm&usg=__h5cISnlSuemlB4mQy4vzxY5lBs0=&h=768&w=1024&sz=93&hl=en&start=44&sig2=q9vf-n1SyhkEtjIEP5_jpw&zoom=1&tbnid=-0Ph4NljUeWTJM:&tbnh=148&tbnw=197&ei=oSDDTOnJL4P7lwegmewC&prev=/images%3Fq%3Daishwarya%2Brai%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26biw%3D1280%26bih%3D619%26tbs%3Disch:10%2C978&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=273&vpy=146&dur=381&hovh=194&hovw=259&tx=176&ty=58&oei=nCDDTJW0BoO88gb5oZmMBQ&esq=3&page=3&ndsp=23&ved=1t:429,r:1,s:44&biw=1280&bih=619

    You saying she has a moustache is like me saying Haifa is a man. It is a false statement so it is not right to say.
    And Waleg deletes my post even if what I wrote is not mean.I see you and others using words that should not be used,but when I use it my post doesn't show up.

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