Originally Posted by UncleWede
So are most of the "radical" or "terrorist" Islamist of the Shia tradition? Is that the distinction that needs to be made to the rest of the world in terms of understanding that Muslims are basically peaceful?
Sharia law is desired by only Shi'ites, or Sunni as well? Christiane was visually and verbally taken aback when speaking to a member of "The Brotherhood" and he mentioned that women should be doing "appropriate" womanly things in the world
In another section, she went very far in getting into the "appropriate" headwear and dress to meet an imam. But this guy would not look in her direction, would not shake her hand, even turned away from her in the chair. A) Why did he agreee to speak to a woman? B) Is there an appropriate way to meet/greet/acknowledge the pressence of a humble/modest woman? Or must there be two women present to make a whole person?
Actually, terrorists who try to do evil acts in the name of Islam arent from any particular background. It can be from either Sunni or Shia. They are usually brainwashed into thinking they are going to heaven
Regarding Shari'ah, it is for all muslims.
I'm not sure if muslim women go directly to Imams but in any case, the Imam was just being modest in his conduct. It wasnt to do with the women being less worthy in any way. He was just lowering his gaze and being modest. Similarly, she was being modest in her dress. That's all it means.
Oh, your second question about suitable way to greet. Well, Muslim men are not encouraged to shake hands with any women. It's not just about refraining from it if the women is modest. As you know, a lot can be conveyed in a hand shake, and it is best to remain modest in our outwardly actions.