since it’s the Almighty Himself, talking.
Still thinking about Lars Ohly this morning (angående weddings & funerals) I’d just like to say that on Tuesday evening I attended the Roman Catholic memorial service for the Polish political elite that perished in the plane crash. I attended – at the invitation of a friend, as a human solidarity gesture, although once inside the Church at Medborgarplatsen, with its beautiful glass-tinted windows I must confess to a certain revulsion at the idea of praying to the image of the man on the cross, the crucified Jesus (or to any other man) for their salvation/ redemption. Therefore, at no point did I say “Amen “ to Bishop Arborelius’ prayers, but prayed on my own, to the Almighty Himself, the Almighty Father of not only Jesus of Narzareth who is a Prophet of Islam, according to the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad the son of Abdallah, salallahu alaihi wa salaam.
It was a particularly moving service.
Briefly – Islam can only be spread by word of mouth – by talking about it, by explaining it. It’s called Dawa. It’s something of a responsibility that the serious-minded Muslim does not relinquish or abdicate. In Sweden, Muslims are accosted on the streets and explanations are demanded of them for any negative thing that is reported in the news concerning Islam. Of course they also have a right to remain silent.
The woman problem and Islam as can be observed in Sweden:
Nymako Sabuni did not endear herself to her brothers and sisters from Somalia in particular, when she announced her FGM policy. It’s not an“Islamic Problem”.
There’s also been a lot of reactions about the so called “ honour killings”.
What else but that just like the rape & sex scandals in the Catholic Church – we must all be law-abiding citizens…..
The veil, hijab, burqa – the religious basis of women’s dress fashion – Muslim women and Catholic nuns …. but it’s only Muslim women who are being harassed because they look beautiful in their hijabs – and some misguided cowboys (and cowgals) think that it’s Muslim men who are oppressing their women. How wrong can they (all) be !
Without the dignity of the Muslim women it would be the beginning of the end of the Muslim family and without the celibacy of the priests and nuns in the Catholic Church the image of Christ’s “ immaculate conception” and “ the Blessed Virgin Mary” would not only be severly tarnished but would begin to disintegrate/recede in the public’s consciousness…..
Having mentioned the family, I’d like to say that I miss Alf Svensson tremendoulsy.Throughout the years (my time in Sweden, from late 1971 to this date ) he more than any other politician that I can think of, has been the one who has spoken most authentically about THE FAMILY and on behalf of the family and the value of the family & of family values. In my opinion, Göran Hägglund his succesor could perhaps do less well as a fisher of men but be more successful as a fisher of votes were he to take up that much neglected aspect of Swedish politics….
The importance of the family cannot be overemphasised.
This is what Muammer al-Qadhafi , says about the family
From the Jewish Encyclopedia: the family
( to be continued)