What do you think of this new book, which features images...

What do you think of this new book, which features images...

Postby booklover » Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:58 am

There is a new book coming out November 5th,
written by Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr, one of the
world’s foremost scholars on the subject of Islam.
It's mostly photographs, 140 of them, all of worship
and spaces in Mecca and Medina. The photographer
got the permission from the Saudi government,
which is very very rare. They're all in color. What
do you think of this kind of publication? Does it
work toward inter-faith understanding?
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Re: What do you think of this new book, which features image

Postby abyadgirl » Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:10 pm

Firstly, In the Bible is the command, not to make
graven images, secondly, The Hadiths, and im not
sure whether The Quran contains, information on
pictures. As modern man is influenced and
manipulated by pictures, and with the internet, it
seems prevalently conduced by pictures to attract
attention. We easily forget the simplicity of the
command of Allahs. Portraits are strewn all over
the internet and on identity documents, and of
course books.
We also have to be careful about how we make a
living, by halal means is the only acceptable way. I
do not condemn this scholar, may Allah forgive him,
maybe we do not know his intentions, for Allah
knows best.
In the interest of knowledge, pictures are not
always necessary. In particular fields of study they
may be needed, i.e, medicine, anatomy, etc. For
purpose of i.d documents it is something we can
not avoid, as Allah states, follow the laws of the
land. As regards educating the other faiths, and
our own , are pictures really necessary??? Written
information is more informative and says far more
than a picture could. If we need to see places,
given this finance, then travel and seek knowledge,
and see what has been before us, and what is to
come.
IMAGE MAKERS WILL BE PUNISHED ON THE DAY
OF JUDGEMENT
Narrated Abdullah ibn 'Umar (d. 73H) radiallahu
'anhu: Allah's Messenger sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam
said, "Those who make these images (suwar) will be
punished on the Day of Resurrection, and it will be
said to them, make alive what you have
created." [Al-Bukhari 7/541, no.835; Muslim,
3/160, no. 5268]
Al-Hafidh ibn Hajar (d. 852H) said, "It is a
command to do that which one is unable to do.
From it we get a description of how the punishment
of the image-maker will be. He will be ordered to
breathe the soul into the image which he has made
and he will not be able to do so. As a result his
punishment will continue (unceasingly)." [Fath ul-
Bari, 10/398]
It should also be mentioned that there must be
consideration in this matter if the making of a
picture is necessitate by urgency or emergency,
such as x-rays for identification or diagnosis of a
disease or sickness. In this case the condition is
that the picture itself be not the immediate goal
or objective. This is based on the rule is usul ul-
fiqh: necessity should be measured by the existing
circumstances. Whatever goes beyond that, to the
point of being done out of pride, and enjoyment of
these images, is forbidden. [Nuzhat ul-Muttaqin,
2/1150, no. 1680]
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Re: What do you think of this new book, which features image

Postby abyadgirl » Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:10 pm

I am a book lover, and have had many many books,
and i rip out all the pictures, or cover them up.
These days many of my books just contain words. I
have no pictures in my house, as I want the Angels
to come into my home.
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Re: What do you think of this new book, which features image

Postby abyadgirl » Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:11 pm

ANGELS DO NOT ENTER A HOUSE WHERE THERE
ARE IMAGES
Abu Hurayrah radiallahu 'anhu reported Allah's
Messenger sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam as saying,
"Angels do not enter a house (or any other place)
where there are statues (tamathil) or pictures
(tasawir)." [Muslim 3/1162, no. 5276]
Whoever is pleased to have images in his house
himself prohibits the entry of the angels. The
angels do not enter because of their rejection and
disapproval of the act of the image makers in
violation of the laws of Allah, the Most High. The
result of this is that the absence of the angels is
an open invitation to the devils. According to some
scholars the angels which are prohibited from entry
are only the angels of mercy, and not all angels,
since the angels who write the deeds of human
beings (al-Hafazah) do not separate from the
human simply because of the presence of images.
[Nuzhat ul-Muttaqin, 2/1153, no. 1686 and 1688]
Ibn Hajar says its apparent meaning is that it is
general (i.e. applicable to all angels).
Al-Qurtubi says, "That which points to the
recording angels being a special exception i.e. that
they are not prevented from entering, has no
supporting textual evidence."
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Re: What do you think of this new book, which features image

Postby mikejm » Mon Oct 21, 2013 2:06 pm

so u think irfan should take his picture off the website? he's a moderator you know.
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