To convict an unfaithful spouse of adultery in Islam, four witnesses need to have watched them shag

Islam mandates a draconian punishment for those convicted of adultery: stoning to death. This sounds terrifying, but the good news is that a conviction for adultery is more easily avoided than you might expect because four witnesses are required to prosecute the libertine in question. According to a prophetic tradition brought to us by Abu…

Struggles of Modernity

Prophet Muhammad forgot to abolish slavery before he died and, unfortunately for those people, there would never be another prophet! From then on, things would be open to wishful interpretations. Support Mohamed Ibrahim — Book Shop | Patreon | Twitter| Facebook | Instagram Special thanks to Andrew Hall who runs the Patheos blog Laughing in…

Animal sacrifice in the Bible

When I think of illiterate first-century tribals, I often visualize them huddled around a fire and quaking at the sound of thunder, or murdering animals in bizarre ways on stone altars. Anyone who has muscled through Leviticus in the Old Testament knows of the frequency with which God demands an “offering”, as well as the…