onsdag 7 januari 2009

The Humor of Islam...you'll die laughing.

Först tänkte jag att det var ett skämt. Men så heter den faktiskt. Den enda boken om Islams humor. (Nej, det sista är inget skämt heller!)

"Why is there only ONE book on the Humor of Islam? And, don't you find it interesting that the title of this book is...."The Humor of Islam...you'll die laughing. It's like a twist on words as sharia forbids laughing too much, yet it could also be because it's really funny. Like piss your pants funny.

What is it about Islam that makes it frightening to laugh at some of the funny hadith, or fatwas? Muslims have to admit that some of their hadith and fatwas are truly funny. Is there some kind of silent conspiracy that goes against writing anything funny about Muslims? And, I don't mean the cartoons of Muhammad with a bomb, I'm talking about straight up Muslim funnies.

Anyone heard of the Merry Mullah? He was funny. How about ancient Islamic humor? What happened? Certainly there is nothing in the quran that forbids laughing too much. Some muslims made up a law that forbids laughing too much, and it became sharia law.

Could it be true that the reason there is no humor in Islam because it goes against Sharia law? Or, do Muslims think that of all the religions, Islam is the most serious?

I should probably add that, this is not just about the Humor of Islam, it's also about the history of hadith, of how Muhammad received his revelations, it's a history of the quran, of sharia law, and it ends with how islamic countries apply all of this today. It's just done with humour. And, there are some scary bits, too.

There seems to be far too much fear with too many Muslims...are they praying right, did they clean their parts the right amount of time before prayer. I think one of the points the book makes is, Allah doesn't want you to live in fear of daily thanks.

The title itself is a play on Islam. The Humor of Islam....you'll die laughing. Unless someone can show me a different sharia, laughing too much really is forbidden under Sharia, but not in the Quran. Is this the main reason their isn't any other book on the humour of islam?"

Följde en spännande diskussion om förbud mot för mycket skrattande i islam (där ovanstående citat är hämtat från) - läs den i sin helhet här.

Tråden handlar även om profeten Muhammeds humor (som jag har lite svårt att förstå mig på) - och i vissa fall vad som verkar vara en viss brist på humor.

En kommentatör berättar:

"Muhammad's way of handling joke: you'll die laughing - literally.

In Volume 2, No. 173, the Hadith tells the story of one elderly man who watched Mohammed and his disciples bowing and touching their foreheads to the dirt while reciting Surat-an-Najm. When the old man saw their foreheads becoming dirty, as a joke he picked up some dirt and put it to his own forehead and said “This is sufficient for me.” The old man was saying that if the important thing was to get dirt on your forehead when you pray, then it would be a lot easier to pick up some dirt and smear it on your forehead. Obviously, the old man’s joke was directed against the Muslims’ pride over their dirty foreheads. But Mohammed was not amused by the old man or his joke. The Hadith records that the Muslims murdered the old man in cold blood!"

Fatwa 22170 är vad som reglerar skämtandet för världens muslimer (inte något i Koranen).

Jag har nog för egen del titt som tätt överskridit Fatwans rekommenderade skämtdos:

"The amount of joking should be like the amount of salt in one’s food."

Använder ytterst lite salt i maten. Men så är jag ju kristen - vi får tack och lov skämta friskt än så länge. T.o.m. katoliker!

1 kommentarer:

Mikael 8 januari 2009 00:48  

Hej Charlotte Therese!

Fick en ingivelse;
Om man tänker saltet som livet salt direkt anspelning på Bergspredikan då åligger det oss att arbeta med glädjen, det blir då lika viktigt för oss som att äta drika och andas!

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