the prophet (pbuh) would swear - "by Him in whose hand is my soul"
apparently we can't swear over creation.
regarding the topic - i have the same dilemma - i would like to move as soon as possible, the fitnah i went through as a child, growing up - and even now is difficult, gets worse by the year.
the morally bankrupt world they're trying to create for the next generation makes me bury my head in my arms and just lean on the desk whenever i think about it.
especially with my oldest son growing up.
current finances make it difficult to move about.
good has become evil - and evil good:
TWO Muslim teenagers have admitted drawing burkas on advertisements of scantily-clad women because they offended their religious views. In one incident, Mohammed Hasnath and Muhammed Tahir, both 18, used black paint to draw the traditional headdress over a model in a poster for Lynx deodorant.
The vandals said it was a ‘sin’ for the woman to remain uncovered and they were ‘just trying to do good’.
They also painted over faces in several other advertisements, including one for the Nicolas Cage film Drive Angry.
Thames Magistrates’ Court in Bow, East London, was told the pair were caught red-handed after members of the public called police.
They had been seen painting over a female angel in the advertisement for Lynx at a bus shelter in February. Paint was also applied to the other side of the hoarding, which carried the poster for the film Drive Angry.
When police arrived the teenagers gave ‘full and frank admissions’, said Taiwo Akinrowo, prosecuting. He said: ‘They told them that the way the women had been photographed was against their religion and they said it was a sin in Islam for a male to look at twice at a woman who is not covered.
‘Both have admitted painting over them. At first, they did not think it was a bad thing to do but they accept that it was not legal because it was not their property.’
The youths admitted six counts of criminal damage.
Hasnath said: ‘If someone was to look at our wife or mother or daughter with a bad intention we would not like it, so we were just trying to do good.’ Hasnath, of Poplar, and Tahir, of Tower Hamlets, were each told to pay costs of £ 283 and were released on a 12-month conditional discharge.
The case came only days after Islamic extremists started a poster campaign proclaiming areas where Sharia law ‘enforcement zones’ have been set up. The messages order that there should be ‘no gambling’, ‘no music or concerts’, ‘no porn or prostitution’, ‘no drugs or smoking’ and ‘no alcohol’.
Community leaders in East London denounced those behind the posters as ‘small-minded idiots’.
"Thames Magistrates’ Court in Bow, East London, was told the pair were caught red-handed after members of the public called police."
instead of catching the ones who put posters of lewd women up for other people's children to pass by and see "red-handed",
and applauding the youth for their morality and decency, the kids get slapped with £283 fines and are released on a 12-month suspended prison sentence.
where are we at?
i was pulling off prostitute adverts from phone boxes on the way to tarawih last year and three pimps surrounded me - i had to raise my voice at them and carry on to the next phone box and pull more off just to show that i was ready to cause a scene, they then called me a terrorist and walked off.
a few days later - i was with a friend and when we were pulling them off on the way back from tarawih........the police stopped us and started asking questions, i told them it was illegal and i would continue to do it, and how come they weren't doing it themselves - they said it was "no big deal".
so they let us go, then at the next set of phone booths - another set of police stopped us, i had to again raise my voice - so the cop calmed me down and explained that they monitor these phone boxes and want to catch the crooks (those things have been on phone booths in london over 30 years, and are still there this year).
more like they don't get told to stop prostitution and don't want women advertising themselves on the streets (bad image for the mayor).
near the end of ramadan - i see large official adverts from strip clubs covering the same phone booths, had to leave them as i knew the cops could pounce.
it is said that it is o.k to stay in a land not under Mulim rule if you are temporarily there for business - or are active in dawah,
but when you find yourself being corrupted, children being corrupted,
you wonder if you should be protecting the capital rather than the profit.