Re: Theos-World Tragic news of another plane crash in New York
Nov 12, 2001 07:46 AM
>From today's Ask the Mullah column.
If you are a passenger on an airplane and it is going to crash, even if you
have nothing to do with it, will shouting Allah Akbar as it goes down qualify
as martyrdom to get you into Paradise?
Mustafa the confused.
This is a question which has puzzeled Islamic scholars ever since the Wright
brothers flew their plane back to Constantinople (which you can't fly back to
because it's Istanbul but we will not be discussing that at this present
time). There is no consensus, the Shiites say no, but certain sects of the
Sunni say yes.
As in all things, it is the will of Allah (peace be upon him) whether one
gets into Paradise or not, but as the mother of my cursed imperialist Zionist
rabbi neighbor says when she brings chicken soup to Mrs. Mullah, "It can't
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