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With regard to children’s programs and some adults’ programs, they propagate the spirit of western culture and promote western traditions, and they attract people to western-style parties and clubs.

One of the effects of this culture is the adoption of imaginary examples instead of following the example of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), his companions, the scholars and the mujaahideen. So children start to imitate Superman, Batman and Spiderman and other imaginary characters who do not exist, and they lose out in following the real example, as they get confused by so many imaginary examples who have no faith.

Dr. Wahbah al-Zuhayli, IslamQA 36 Comments [10/15/2012 3:14:31 AM]
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Old Viking

This guy has way too much time on his hands.

10/15/2012 2:49:47 PM


Actually, there is a germ of truth here hidden under the religious crap.

We would be a lot better off if children had more real role models and less imaginary ones.

10/15/2012 3:16:01 PM


Oh noes! Fiction is teh 3V1LZ!!!!!!!!111!!!!!!!1!!!!eleventy-one!!!!oneoneone!!!!!!111!11!!!1!!!
That just goes to show that this saying holds true: "Fundies = Fun dies" Hmmm...religious intolerance, xenophobia and general opposition to fun-yep, he's a Fundie!

10/15/2012 3:21:31 PM


@D Laurier

A cultural tragedy. Perhaps one can look up Nasrudin & create new Nasrudin tales....or maybe find some Mid-Eastern old-timers that may have a passing memory of some and reconstruct them from memory.

10/15/2012 3:31:45 PM

So much irony...

10/15/2012 4:48:07 PM


I've never heard of Early Muslims raping children, though I do hear hear about modern fundie ones and the 12 year old marriage age. The "massacre Political Enemies" is bunk, though they weren't above assassination in raising position, and enforcing beliefs onto others were also denied... by the Koran and Hadiths (Sic). You can tax them a little more, but they have to convert without threat of force. Conversion by threat of force is no conversion at all.

WE would assume the Ponies are Polytheists then, because there's Nightmoon? (Memory Fail)), Discord, and Cellestia.

Now that I'm done defending Islam, let's tackle this fundie.

I'm sorry Islam has no good superheroes from a sphere that has no interest in it. But that's no reason to deride them. Try to make as fun, equvilant heroes who prefer bloodless victory (Like your Own Prophet took Mecca). Don't be a dumb fundie who is the "Stop having fun" guy.

BTW, Guile Heroes are the best. There's a reason the world loves Doctor Who, and he doesn't carry a GUN.

10/15/2012 6:09:38 PM


Doctor Who>Ponies.

10/15/2012 6:10:38 PM

The Anonymous

So instead of following some overall good people like Superman and Spiderman, children should adopt a bloodthirsty 7th century Islamic warlord and his even more bloodthirsty successors as examples? If they were in Western comics, they'd be the villains, so you might as well tell kids the Joker is a good role model.

10/15/2012 10:48:21 PM



"In an attempt to escape the above bullshit from Dr. al-Zuhayli...



I'll buy that for a bit.

And whilst Twi is (my) best pony (for aforementioned reasons; your tastes may vary), Derpy is adorablest pony:



"Doctor Who>Ponies."

Doctor Whooves:

[/smartflank] ;) X3

10/16/2012 6:52:37 AM

Aside from the potentially dangerous stunts they pull to achieve their heroismm, superheroes are usually pretty good role models. They help people, they overcome their own flaws and they tend to have pretty solid friendships.

I don't see a problem here, as long as you give your kids the obligatory 'Superman can fly because he's an alien. you're human so please don't try it' talk.

10/16/2012 8:43:40 PM


The geek in me is just stammering over the whole "have no faith" line. Batman is admittedly a lapsed Catholic with leanings towards agnosticism, if not outright rational atheism, but Superman is a devout Methodist, and Spider-Man is a baptized and confirmed Roman Catholic, even being hand-selected by a cosmic entity that was recruiting religious superheroes.

Oh...you mean they're not the "right" faith. Okay then. Makes what you just said not-jibber-jabber.

Man, what does it say about my priorities when THIS is what bugs me about this kind of stupidity?

1/10/2013 2:11:24 PM

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