|A Kashmiri Muslim woman prays on a cold winter
morning during the festival of Eid-e-Milad at Hazratbal shrine in
Srinagar January 25, 2013. Thousands of Kashmiri Muslims on Friday
thronged to the shrine of Hazratbal, which houses a relic believed to be
a hair from the beard of Prophet Mohammad, to celebrate Eid-e-Milad or
the Prophet's birth anniversary. |
If I get it correctly, Islam can be pretty testy about representations -- statuary, art, etc. -- of the Prophet. People have been murdered for such apostasy. But how do relics such as hairs differ?
There are probably enough fragments of the "true cross" around the world to heat the city of New York for a winter and Buddhist bones are not far behind, but neither Christianity nor Buddhism seems embarrassed or angered by such collections ... or anyway they don't issue fatwas.
Maybe it's just apples and oranges ... I don't know.
No, you dont.So why say it ?ReplyDelete
Because it's his blog. You really that dense?ReplyDelete