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Sharia- discussion in Great Britain

Sharia- discussion in Great Britain

Postby Lioba » 10 Mar 2009, 13:20

Has anyone followed the discussion about Archbishop Rowans speech about the special position of muslims living in a western society regarding the use of the Sharia under certain circumstances in accordance with western law?
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Re: Sharia- discussion in Great Britain

Postby postodave » 11 Mar 2009, 17:30

viewtopic.php?f=25&t=8616&hilit=rowan
Is where we discussed this. Can't get a URL link to work for some reason
Having read the speech and the discussion I think we need to be clear:
1. the issue of incorporating Sharia Law was not raised in the speech at all
2. Under Sharia law you cannot lend money at interest therefore Muslim banks do not do this
3. This is a great idea - one many followers of Christ could go along with (see Christian economist Michael Schluter on this)
4.therefore Gordon Brown slightly modified British law to allow Muslim banks to function
5. Rowan gave this as an example - a journalist said so are you saying British law will have to be modified to fit in with Sharia law
6. Rowan said yes - because after all he had just pointed out that this had already been done by Gordon Browne
7. Everybody went ape :censored: and said Rowan was advocating stoning
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Re: Sharia- discussion in Great Britain

Postby john » 11 Mar 2009, 18:28

postodave wrote:http://cslewis.drzeus.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=8616&hilit=rowan
Is where we discussed this. Can't get a URL link to work for some reason


It works. When you're referencing a link inside the forums, that's how it appears.
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Re: Sharia- discussion in Great Britain

Postby archenland_knight » 11 Mar 2009, 19:01

Under Sharia law you cannot lend money at interest therefore Muslim banks do not do this



So, how do they make money?
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Re: Sharia- discussion in Great Britain

Postby Karen » 11 Mar 2009, 19:36

This might help to explain how it works: Islamic Banking
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Re: Sharia- discussion in Great Britain

Postby postodave » 11 Mar 2009, 22:08

Here is something by Schluter on this: http://www.jubilee-centre.org/document.php?id=142 I did talk to a lay reader recently who had written an article explaining why as a Christian he was using an Islamic bank.Prabhu Guptara has an interesting paper in which he points out that Christianity, Judaism, Islam and Hinduism all at one time condemned lending at interest.
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Re: Sharia- discussion in Great Britain

Postby Lioba » 18 Mar 2009, 22:23

Sorry that I answer so late and thank you for the informations. I think I now understand a little bit better. :smile:
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