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Body Image: Reality and Standards
« on: September 07, 2020, 11:20:47 PM »
This is an excellent talk by Sheykh Omar Suleiman on the issues of public image, reputation, self-esteem and insecurity in modern society. Very well delivered. As expected, the good sheykh makes ample references to Islamic tradition and the examples of the Prophet and his companions, bringing to light many rich aspects of Islam that are often obscured or distorted by petty rhetoric and polemics. While I understand that some of you might not feel motivated to hear a thirty minute talk by a Muslim cleric, I nevertheless recommend it given that this topic is relevant to any man of faith and good will. Indeed, as the French girl says in story at the end of the video: "If being beautiful in the sight of the creator, means being ugly in the sight of the creation, then it's worth it."

Body Image: Reality and Standards - Omar Suleiman

“We have certainly created man in the best of stature.” (95:4)

Sex, Image and Society — where does society’s widespread expectations of body image, sexuality and wealth fit in with an American Muslim’s identity, modesty and purpose? Recorded at the 51st Annual MSA National Continental Conference in Detroit, MI on Saturday, August 30, 2014.


DISPOSE OUR DAYS IN THY PEACE, AND COMMAND US TO BE DELIVERED FROM ETERNAL DAMNATION, AND TO BE NUMBERED IN THE FLOCK OF THINE ELECT.
 

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Re: Body Image: Reality and Standards
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2020, 07:35:07 AM »
Das Äußere ist ein in Geheimniszustand erhobenes Innere.
 

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Re: Body Image: Reality and Standards
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2020, 09:37:26 AM »
Who cares what Sheykh Omar Suleiman says?

Apart from Moslem apologists like you, that is?
And formerly the heretics were manifest; but now the Church is filled with heretics in disguise.  
St Cyril of Jerusalem, Catechetical Lecture 15, para 9.

And what rough beast, it's hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?
WB Yeats, 'The Second Coming'.
 
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Re: Body Image: Reality and Standards
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2020, 10:52:06 AM »
Who cares what Sheykh Omar Suleiman says?

Apart from Moslem apologists like you, that is?

To be fair to Mohammed's involvement with Aisha, he is pretty much the Arabian King Arthur or Robin Hood. There's not much reason to believe in the stories first written down three centuries after his alleged birth, or that the Koran even existed at the time of his death.
 

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Re: Body Image: Reality and Standards
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2020, 02:31:13 PM »
What was the 9 year old girl Mohammed raped wearing before he raped her?
 

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Re: Body Image: Reality and Standards
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2020, 04:27:08 PM »
Do you really think people here are going to watch this and believe their lives are better for it?
Schaff Recht mir Gott und führe meine Sache gegen ein unheiliges Volk . . .   .                          
Lex Orandi, lex credendi, lex vivendi.
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Re: Body Image: Reality and Standards
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2020, 05:07:16 PM »
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Re: Body Image: Reality and Standards
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2020, 05:32:06 PM »
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I think you would benefit a lot from meditating on the content of this video, Live.
DISPOSE OUR DAYS IN THY PEACE, AND COMMAND US TO BE DELIVERED FROM ETERNAL DAMNATION, AND TO BE NUMBERED IN THE FLOCK OF THINE ELECT.
 
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