Freedom of speech is not absolute.
Purification and Prayer in Islam
Authored by Mustafa Umar
This work presents the essential details of purification and prayer which should be known by every serious Muslim. Avoiding hypothetical and unlikely cases, it deals with issues that are likely to arise in the life of the average urban Muslim. Among the main features of this book is that it balances legal issues with healthy doses of spirituality and addresses contemporary issues such as wearing nail polish, holding a digital Qur’an without purifying, using hormones to delay menstruation, praying on an airplane, etc. Guide of the Believer is like a modern instruction manual which can be read independently or studied in detail with an expert in the field.
The Facts: KFC paid college girls $500 each to wear tight pants with “Double Down” written in large letters across their rear ends to boost sales. KFC marketing chief John Cywinski says it’s an effective way to catch the attention of young men, who are KFC’s key customers.
Analysis: It is immoral for a woman’s body to be used as a marketing tool to lure young men.
A 19 year old male committed suicide in front of a live streaming webcam. Some people were urging him on by saying things like, “go ahead and do it, faggot.” His reason was posted on a website, “I have let everyone down and I feel as though I will never change or never improve. I am in love with a girl and I know that I am not good enough for her. I have come to believe that my life has all been meaningless. I keep trying and I keep failing.” After users watching the stream noticed that his body was not moving for a while, they notified the police, who traced his I.P. address, but it was too late. Full story
Lessons: To have meaning in life is one of the essential conditions of being human. Without it, people have no other reason to live, and take their own lives. Also, it’s easier to say stupid things on the internet where you are virtually anonymous, but that shouldn’t be a reason to be irresponsible.