Some New Book on Love Lives of American Women

Discussion in 'Bibliophile's Corner' started by AbdalQadir, Feb 25, 2012.

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  1. AbdalQadir

    AbdalQadir time to move along! will check pm's.

    My comment was also aimed at the original work.

    The thing is should we write such a book, and what purpose would it serve?

    How so by just pointing out the obvious? We all know there are some Muslims who do things like illicit relations and lesbianism. They too know that "muslims are not a homogenous bunch of Arabs but come in all sorts."

    Define 'mainstream culture'.

    How is it a good thing integrating into it?

    What are these barriers?
  2. abu Hasan

    abu Hasan Administrator

    you are judging that i did takfir? as if you know what was in my heart. and my earlier comment about titillating stuff wasn't aimed at you, but never mind.
    oh, yes. we will change the title of the thread if it appears offensive to our sensibilities. but i agree that it attributes an opinion to you which is not yours, so i have modified it for something neutral.
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  3. I also just noticed that someone played God by deigning to know what was in the heart of the Muslim women who contributed to the book (without having read it!) and judged them to be non-Muslims by adding 'who call themselves muslim' into the title. please change it as it makes it look as if i wrote that. You shouldn't change titles of threads man!
  4. i haven't read the book yet, just posted a link as it is quite novel and groundbreaking in that sense that Muslims haven't written such a book yet.
    I didn't put the word insha Allah in the title its in the original work!

    I don't think it will at all be titillating sidi Abu Hasan! nor am i impressed but i do think it is sociologically interesting and shows, for one, that American Muslims are becoming more integrated into the mainstream culture which is a good thing. to be honest, i can imagine what the contents will be like. but i think it is interesting more for the fact that it lets the majority know that muslims are not a homogenous bunch of Arabs but come in all sorts. That's important in breaking down barriers.

    I also don't think its right to change the title to 'trash literature'.
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  5. abu Hasan

    abu Hasan Administrator

    some muslims are easily impressed by titillating stuff.
  6. AbdalQadir

    AbdalQadir time to move along! will check pm's.

    I don't see what's interesting about it.

    I don't know what the book contains, but if the article is anything to go by, it is just an epistle preaching fawahish and riddah. It's disgraceful to use "Insha Allah" in the title and if the contents are as the article describes, even blasphemous!

    Public display of sins is juhud. It's no secret that Muslims are also people and they too commit many stupid deeds like fornication or homosexuality. Advertising it brazenly is not honesty as the jahil journalist says, but rather taking pride in sinfulness.

    Besides, everyone knows Muslims too come in all shades and colors like any other people. So just how is pointing out the obvious 'interesting' even from purely a secular and sociological point of view?!

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