Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Neverending Work

I forgot – there’s still moderation of exam papers, examination invigilation and the grading of assignments and other types of coursework that I have to do. As I can rightly claim, my work is never done!
Kosmo! had carried a report about Muslims here who wittingly or unwittingly wear football jerseys which display images of crosses, liquor brands and devils. And Johor Religious Council advisor Nooh Gadot had declared that wearing such jerseys was forbidden in Islam. “It is as if Muslims are worshipping and exalting the symbols of other religions. Islam does not compromise on this matter, regardless of whether it is worn for fun, fashion or sport,” he said. Perak Mufti Harussani Zakaria also agreed with Nooh and explained that although Islam did not forbid its followers from participating in sports or dressing up, it has to be done within the boundaries of Islamic law. Ah-huh. This news excerpt appeared in the Star, July 19, 2010, p N39.

If I read this correctly, this means that Muslims in Johor and Perak are cautioned against supporting teams such as West Ham, AC Milan, Parma and Manchester United! Will there be a fatwa any time soon?

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