lightsofcanopus replied to your post: lightsofcanopus replied to your post: Theres this…
Really? =] Well, it’s not so much that different interpretations is a probably. I think it may be all right, since we are all different people and look at things from a different perspective but when you’re nitpicking at things it rather takes the joy out of everything. Which is sad. :(
Yea, that as well. I only really enjoyed Steinbeck after I left school when I got to read his books again without having to write some long padded up essays about the significance of the imagery of mangoes or some other nonsense.
lightsofcanopus replied to your post: Theres this hipster journalism Im seeing more…
Its actually rampant in many areas. I don’t think its just in journalism. When doing an analysis on works of literature, for example, not every symbol has a meaning. It could be pure coincidence that x can be blablabla (whatever fancy thing that sounds like a stroke of genius). But sometimes I feel there’s too much reading between the lines to understand what the lines are saying. And that’s more the pity. :(
Ah I read a quote by a famous author (can’t remember the name) where they were annoyed at how their books were being taught in schools. Teachers were encouraging students to look for significance in every small thing which resulted in interpretations the author never intended.
rose-amer replied to your post: lightsofcanopus replied to your quote: Is it…
Do you think your faith has something to do with the use of miswak instead of a toothbrush ? (That’s a real question).
Just to be clear, he wasn’t suggesting I should stop using a toothbrush in favour of the miswak, rather I should use both - toothbrush to clean my teeth effectively and miswak to imitate the Prophet’s habits.. True faith, according to some, is to embrace everything the Prophet did, including his methods.
My faith has nothing to with toothbrushes or the miswak. I find some people take the concept of the Prophetic sunnah to disturbing levels, reducing Islam to cultural affectations.
What’s so special about miswak again? Although, you see, in Farsi, toothbrush=miswak (pronounced misvak, since Iranians don’t have ‘w’). So… yeah. =)
Lol, using the stick version of miswak is special because the Prophet used it. So can your faith be complete when you reject the teeth-cleaning method of the Prophet?
lightsofcanopus replied to your quote: Is it possible to have full imaan if you do not…
Well, brushing your teeth is important, that’s for sure.
It was an interesting argument. He was saying that using a toothbrush and toothpaste would clean your teeth but it wouldn’t complete your faith. That can only be achieved when you follow the sunnah of using a miswak.