Wednesday, June 9, 2010

London Taxis extol wonderful virtures of islam

You know quranic verses such as chapter 4, verse 3

YUSUFALI: If ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly with the orphans, Marry women of your choice, Two or three or four; but if ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly (with them), then only one, or (a captive) that your right hands possess, that will be more suitable, to prevent you from doing injustice.
and chapter 4, verse 34
As to those women on whose part ye fear disloyalty and ill-conduct, admonish them (first), (Next), refuse to share their beds, (And last) beat them (lightly); but if they return to obedience, seek not against them Means (of annoyance): For Allah is Most High, great (above you all).
are great examples of why islam and muhammad 'believed' in women's rights.
Times Online
The purple, pink and green sign on the yellow London taxi reads: “The rights of women are sacred.” [...]

The advertisement marks the launch of a campaign to promote a positive image of Islam, a religion not widely known for its promotion of the rights of women.

The negative view of a faith followed by nearly 1.6 billion people, or one fifth of the world’s population, is the main reason for the launch of the Inspired by Muhammad campaign.

Besides London taxis, the advertisements are to appear on Underground trains and bus stops.

After a new poll showed that 58 per cent of people associate Islam with extremism and 50 per cent with terrorism, the campaign is intended to promote a positive Islamic message about the environment and social justice as well as women.

The campaign was launched by the Exploring Islam Foundation, a new and privately funded group run by young British Muslim professionals.

1 comment:

uzza said...

LOL! nice post.