In general, Islamic law would state that a Muslim should be buried in the ground. However, everything is not black and white, and a main objective of Sharia law is to increase benefits and reduce detriments to society.
Just found out my Air America appearance on State of Belief, is on tonight, Aug. 13, 2006. Check the site for more information, and download the podcast. For more on my thoughts on The New Mecca, click here.
They hate the Prophet’s family. How can you love the Prophet? At least some Saudis object to hating the Prophet. They turned the Prophet’s house into a toilet and now want to turn the Kaaba into a resort site. Apparently their motto is avoid all idols except Mammon. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) Wahhabism
Earlier this year Pres. Obama asked us to dedicate ourselves to national service. The result was Serve.gov. In particular, Aug. 31 – Sep. 6, 2009 is meant to be be a week dedicated to interfaith service. Ultimately, the call to service will transform 9/11 into a National Day of Service and Remembrance. Over at City of Brass, Aziz has a slightly longer post on this topic. The opening video for the interfaith call to service, in combination with Ramadan and the associated Qur’an reading, has me thinking about interfaith work as service. In the Qur’an is the declaration that no…