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#16 [Permalink] Posted on 12th March 2010 17:25
We have to protest every human belongs to any religion has to come forward and stick together so that they can hear us ....because these people are dumb...
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#17 [Permalink] Posted on 12th March 2010 19:27
Assalam-u- aliekum!

Dear Sister in Islam I strongly recommend you to read the following fatwa carefully first. Places I want you to concentrate on are in bold. Then at the end of it, read my comments to help you understand, inshallah.

Fatwa | Nude-Body Security Scanners

Written by Haitham Al-Haddad

Saturday, 06 March 2010

...there exists no definitive reason as to why these scanners must be used at airports, and beyond being an infringement of our rights, there exists no consistent argument...

Praise be to Allah, Lord of all that is created, and may His peace and blessings be upon Muhammad His final messenger.

We have recently been witness to various governments' approval for installing Full Body Security Scanners (also known as 'Nude-body Scanners') at a number of airports in and around the United States and Europe under the guise of protecting society from the threat of terrorism. This move is a clear demonstration of the depravation of morality, which is more than evident after considering the numerous reports that explain the functionality of these scanners. These reports have also been accompanied by images of actual scans that clearly portray the naked bodies of men and women.

Such measures are unquestionably an outrage, not only for Muslims, but for all those who represent decency and value their right not to be physically exposed to others. To what extent will such governments continue to infringe upon the personal rights of the people in the supposed name of safety and prevention? How can the trivialisation and legalisation of nudity, as well as infringement on the rights of people be justified by the unsubstantiated pretext that we will all be safer?

Islam, in providing perfect examples for morality and social conduct, calls upon human beings to guard their private parts and deal with matters of sexuality in an honourable way, and thus, in setting the precedence for decency, Allah the Most High states:

"Tell the believing men to lower their gaze (from looking at forbidden things), and protect their private parts. That is purer for them. Verily, Allah is All-Aware of what they do. And tell the believing women to lower their gaze and protect their private parts, and not to show off their adornment..." (Surah Noor 24:30-31)

In discussing the affair of those who are successful, Allah the Most High states,

"Successful indeed are the believers...those who guard their private parts." (Surah Mu'minun 23:1, 23:5)

In addition to this, the Prophet (PBUH) commanded,

"Protect your private parts except from your wives or those whom your right hands possess."

It is the intrinsic nature, or fiṭrah, of human beings to protect themselves from indecent exposure, as indeed it is confirmed that when the private parts of Adam and Eve were exposed (due to their sin), they endeavoured to cover themselves although no other human being was present. Furthermore, it is undoubtedly a fact that all normal, conscientious human beings feel humiliated and embarrassed at being indecently exposed in front of others, and it goes against any semblance of a civilised society to inflict this on others.

Several human rights and religious groups have expressed their disapproval and opposition of such scanners on the grounds of violation of privacy and human dignity. From amongst these groups, The Fiqh Council of North America published the following fatwa:

"The Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) emphasizes that a general and public use of such scanners is against the teachings of Islam, natural law and all religions and cultures that stand for decency and modesty.

It is a violation of clear Islamic teachings that men or women be seen naked by other men and women. Islam highly emphasizes 'haya' (modesty) and considers it part of faith. The Qur'an has commanded the believers, both men and women, to cover their private parts. Human beings are urged to be modest in their dress. [See Holy Quran, 7:26-27; 24:30-31; 33:59.]

Exception to this rule can be made in case of extreme necessity, such as medical treatment, to investigate a crime or in a situation of imminent danger. There must be a compelling case for the necessity and the exemption to this rule must be proportional to the demonstrated need.

FCNA fully supports the necessary measures for the safety and protection of all passengers. It is, however, deeply concerned about the use of nude body scanners for this purpose. FCNA recommends that instead of producing and displaying a picture of the body, software should be designed to produce only the picture of questionable materials on an outline of the body."

Further, other technologies could be used that detect the presence of explosives without infringing on modesty as some European leaders have pointed out.

FCNA appreciates the alternate provision of pat-down search (when needed) and therefore recommend to Muslims to avail this option over the nude body scanners."

As for the scanners themselves, such an 'improvement' in current security measures is neither required nor warranted. The pretext under which the scanners were introduced, namely the most recently alleged attempt to bring an airliner down over the Atlantic, is by no means a substantiating excuse, given that the Dutch airport (from where the alleged conspirator boarded the plane) failed to implement even the most basic of security measures (such as metal or chemical detectors, or even a passport!), let alone more stringent processes such as those previously found at Heathrow or JFK airport. The fact that there have been no successful attacks by conspirators flying from the UK or the US demonstrates that the existing security measures preceding the scanners were clearly sufficient.

Furthermore, the speed at which the scanners were introduced after the alleged attack implies that there was a plan to implement this scheme before the attack and certain agencies were merely waiting for a pretext by which they could put it into practice. However, whether this was the case or not, there exists no definitive reason as to why these scanners must be used at airports, and beyond being an infringement of our rights, there exists no consistent argument as to why previous security measures may have been insufficient.

It is compulsory for all Muslims to exert every possible effort to prevent the implementation of Body Scanners. At present it is merely in its trial phase whereby airports are attempting to normalize the procedure with a view to normalize the validity of its use in the minds of common individuals. Furthermore, we call upon all human beings to rise against this violation of our rights and exercise all possible means to stop this breach of morality and cause of degradation.

It is also obligatory upon Muslim groups and individuals of the west to exercise whatever power they have and apply pressure on their government to stop the use of such scanners. This includes writing to their MPs, Councilors, influential people and government agencies. It also constitutes marching against this unwarranted imposition; it should be condemned by working with civil liberty groups and lawyers to expose its violation of basic human rights that are also protected by Islam. Muslims living in Muslim countries should also apply pressure on their governments to exercise their influence on western governments to stop the use of these scanners. This includes the refusal to send their students or citizens to such countries in which these scanners are in operation. Muslims elsewhere are commanded to forbid this iniquity as much as they can by boycotting countries and sending letters of condemnation to the embassies of such governments involved.

We must remember that each one of us will be held accountable for the failure to act in forbidding evil and calling for righteousness. Indeed Allah the Most High states,

"And when a community among them said: "Why do you preach to a people whom Allah is about to destroy or to punish with a severe torment?" (The preachers) said: 'In order to be free from guilt before your Lord (God), and perhaps they may fear Allah.'" (Al A'raaf 7:164)

As for those who find that they have no option other than to fly, they should demand that the one operating the scanner is of the same sex and ensure that the picture is deleted directly after the scan.

May Allah guide us all to what is good and righteous, and may He save us from the evil of others and ourselves. May Allah's peace and blessing be upon His final Messenger, Muhammad, his family, his companions, and all those who follow in righteousness.

Haitham al-Haddad, London, UK

19th Rabῑʽ al-Awwal 1431AH

6th March 2010

Now it is Important to consider the facts stated by Sheikh and your knowledge. Do not accept all the rumours going around exaggerated by the misinformed and brain washed people who actually want to believe every thing that comes up on the media to be true.

The fact is that a guy who got up on the plane with bomb in his pants was allowed on plane passing even the most basic of checks such as metal or chemical detectors, or even a passport!!!! Ask your colleagues this question demanding how ridiculously incompetent were the security officers to allow a man to go on board without a passport and having not being checked with even a common detector.

It was all a plan as usual from European governments to give false flags like 9/11 and all the other allegedly terrorists attacks to mislead common people in believing that all Muslims are the 'boogie men' out to get them and have nothing better to do in their lives. While government gets busy wiping the rights of the people and getting more and more powerful day by day to dictate their own countries which were run by common public before. These country's governments are becoming tyrant dictators (not diplomats any more) not considering any thing the public says through free speech. First the 'boogie men' were Indians for Americans, then black and then communist and now are us Muslims. These convenient terrorist incidents started happening suddenly after 1400 years of Islam on this earth, out of nowhere so they can just blame Muslims and get common people to prosecute Muslims increasing in number phonemically while many previous Muslims becoming practicing Muslims. They can see the future being possibly run by Muslims (1/3 of the world's population) if they don't suppress, terrorize and bully us and decrease us in number by killing us illegally in millions all over the world through illegal war on Muslims (basically).

I hope this answers some of your questions. Inshallah.

Jzk wasalaam

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#18 [Permalink] Posted on 12th March 2010 19:41
We shouldn't really be surprised at the reaction sister in islam got.This is exactly what those in power want i.e. they WANT the public to "blame everything on us". Its come to the stage that even if a mains burst in the road Muslims would be blamed!

We should use the means at our disposal (petitions etc) and turn to Allah the all Powerfull as only He is our Helper.



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#19 [Permalink] Posted on 12th March 2010 19:43
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To be very honest i wanted to know if their are other people who think same as her..me asking doesn't mean i agree with her.[/quote] Many people do have the same thoughts as her. I do apologise though, I didn't mean that you agreed with her but I see how it did seem like that. I do apologise.

[quote]Dear Sister in Islam I strongly recommend you to read the following fatwa carefully first. Places I want you to concentrate on are in bold. Then at the end of it, read my comments to help you understand, inshallah.

I had to remove the formatting because it had stylesheets links from external sites. jazakillah for the post.
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#20 [Permalink] Posted on 12th March 2010 19:58
I just read Umm Hufsah's post. I feel sister in islam's post has been misunderstood
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#21 [Permalink] Posted on 12th March 2010 20:09

Dear brothers and sisters.I am totally against this body scan.no human should have to go through this no matter who they are,muslim or non muslim,this is degrading for the human race in every sense,every humans body is their personal business,and it shouldn't what so ever get displayed in front of strangers,whether men or woman,we have to speak and act against this INSULTING procedure against all.


if we stick together and show this government that we are not a load of crap that they can walk all over when ever they choose to.


walikumaslam.


ps. Brother yasin,you dont need to apologise.


its all forgotten.


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#22 [Permalink] Posted on 20th March 2010 21:39
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#23 [Permalink] Posted on 21st March 2010 14:59
Wa-aliekum-asalam!

Jazakallah, shining light for your efforts and help.


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#24 [Permalink] Posted on 21st March 2010 16:41
If possible, please link the images to this topic, the number10 petition or the muftisays survey. All links can be found in this topic. Jazakumullah
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#25 [Permalink] Posted on 21st March 2010 21:20
Umm Hufsah wrote:
Wa-aliekum-asalam!

Jazakallah, shining light for your efforts and help.


Don't mention it sister.
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#26 [Permalink] Posted on 21st March 2010 22:56
Assalamu Alaykum,

Sorry shining light, I had to change the images to clickable links as the file size is too much for an image. the first image is 8.1MB and the signature one is 3.4MB (appr) - From where I am right now with a normal 4mbps connection shared by 3 people at peak hours, it took around 4 and half minutes to load.

Can you export the same image as swf (flash)? Jazakallah for the efforts nevertheless.

Wassalam
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#27 [Permalink] Posted on 21st March 2010 23:22
walaykum salam,

Yes sure..it would have been better but photo bucket doesn't allow swf storage anymore..would you like me to send them to you in SWF?
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#28 [Permalink] Posted on 21st March 2010 23:50
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#29 [Permalink] Posted on 22nd March 2010 11:33
Jazakallah for the reduction. gif size can be reduced by using less colours (single colour/shaded backgrounds for example). 1.7MB for an image is too much. Images on the web should not be more than 100kb unless it's an active image like part of an article or a gallery. If it's for signatures or adverts, they should be very small for convenience.

Yes, you can send me the swf file or I you can use the link I sent you to upload it to muftisays.com shared directory (check PM)

Jazakallah
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#30 [Permalink] Posted on 22nd March 2010 20:57
The only way to reduce the MB is to reduce the size of the image,the size is due to number of images being used..if it was just a background with text that should come to less amount of kb ..the above image converted to flash is 2.37MB for some reason..would you still want me to upload it or shall we scrap it?
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