Salaam Alaykum brother
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4.cartoons and paintings
5.haram and halal food
I am not the Imam so i will only answer from what i read of the articles of the Imam and from what the Koran says:
1- the theory of evolution
We have to wait for the Imam since i do not recall reading anything about this
as for the Koran, the verse states that we are made of a male and a female
يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ إِنَّا خَلَقْنَاكُم مِّن ذَكَرٍ وَأُنثَىٰ وَجَعَلْنَاكُمْ شُعُوبًا وَقَبَائِلَ لِتَعَارَفُوا ۚ إِنَّ أَكْرَمَكُمْ عِندَ اللَّهِ أَتْقَاكُمْ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَلِيمٌ خَبِيرٌ
O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other (not that ye may despise (each other). Verily the most honoured of you in the sight of Allah is (he who is) the most righteous of you. And Allah has full knowledge and is well acquainted (with all things).
( سورة الحجرات , Al-Hujraat, Chapter #49, Verse #13)
the Imam said that the (nafs) is created after the 3rd month of pregnancy in line with the verse
وَوَصَّيْنَا الْإِنسَانَ بِوَالِدَيْهِ إِحْسَانًا ۖ حَمَلَتْهُ أُمُّهُ كُرْهًا وَوَضَعَتْهُ كُرْهًا ۖ وَحَمْلُهُ وَفِصَالُهُ ثَلَاثُونَ شَهْرًا
(2) And We have enjoined on man to be dutiful and kind to his parents. His mother bears him with hardship. And she brings him forth with hardship, and the bearing of him, and the weaning of him is thirty months,
( سورة الأحقاف , Al-Ahqaf, Chapter #46, Verse #15)
so why 30 months? because the calculation started from the third month of pregnancy,
which makes the total pregnancy (with a soul=9months-3months=6months) + the 2 years(24months) of breast feeding = 30 months
this means that if we do an abortion after the third months of pregnancy, we would be kiling a nafs (soul) but before that date the nafs is still not yet created.
even though i did not read any straight forward discussion about this
i referr to the koran's statement concerning homosexuality
Behold, their brother Lut said to them: "Will ye not fear ((Allah))?
162 "I am to you an apostle worthy of all trust.
163 "So fear Allah and obey me.
164 "No reward do I ask of you for it: my reward is only from the lord of the Worlds.
165 "Of all the creatures in the world, will ye approach males,
166 "And leave those whom Allah has created for you to be your mates? Nay, ye are a people transgressing (all limits)!"
167 They said: "If thou desist not, O Lut! thou wilt assuredly be cast out!"
168 He said: "I do detest your doings."
169 "O my Lord! deliver me and my family from such things as they do!"
170 So We delivered him and his family,- all
171 Except an old woman who lingered behind.
172 But the rest We destroyed utterly.
as for those born with an unclear sex, i think this is something else, yet we wait for the imam's answer concerning this
4-Cartoons and Paintings
the Imam spoke of Stateus and Music and said as long as we do not worship stateus, it is ok to have them in your home for decoration, since even the prophet Soliman in the Koran had stateus for decoration in line with the verse:
يَعْمَلُونَ لَهُ مَا يَشَاءُ مِن مَّحَارِيبَ وَتَمَاثِيلَ وَجِفَانٍ كَالْجَوَابِ وَقُدُورٍ رَّاسِيَاتٍ ۚ اعْمَلُوا آلَ دَاوُودَ شُكْرًا ۚ وَقَلِيلٌ مِّنْ عِبَادِيَ الشَّكُورُ
They (The Jin) worked for him(Prophet Solimon) as he desired, (making) arches, images, basons as large as reservoirs, and (cooking) cauldrons fixed (in their places): "Work ye, sons of David, with thanks! but few of My servants are grateful!"
( سورة سبأ , Saba, Chapter #34, Verse #13
so the same holds for cartoons and paintings, if it is for decoration then it is accepted as long as there is no nudity or anything that stimulates the desires,
then the Imam spoke of Music and said: as long as it does not stimulate the emotions then it is accepteble, so if it stimulates the emotions into doing something that Allah forbids then it is not accepted,
5-Haram and Halal Food,
I recall the Koran speak of what we are allowed to eat and what not,
إِنَّمَا حَرَّمَ عَلَيْكُمُ الْمَيْتَةَ وَالدَّمَ وَلَحْمَ الْخِنزِيرِ وَمَا أُهِلَّ بِهِ لِغَيْرِ اللَّهِ ۖ فَمَنِ اضْطُرَّ غَيْرَ بَاغٍ وَلَا عَادٍ فَلَا إِثْمَ عَلَيْهِ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ غَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ
He hath only forbidden you dead meat, and blood, and the flesh of swine, and that on which any other name hath been invoked besides that of Allah. But if one is forced by necessity, without wilful
( سورة البقرة , Al-Baqara, Chapter #2, Verse #173