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Muslims, how do you feel about wearing jewelry that depicts symbols for a religion you do not follow?


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Old 07-03-2009, 10:50 AM
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Muslims, how do you feel about wearing jewelry that depicts symbols for a religion you do not follow?I do a lot of costumed events and I frequently where jewelry for religions that I do not follow as part of the costume/character. Just recently I started seriously being aware of this fact and it gave me pause. I wanted to know how other people feel about it.Examples:I have a handmade silver rosary with a crucifix blessed in Rome that was given to me by a catholic former girlfriend. I occasionally like to wear it because it is beautiful and it reminds me of the good times we had. I am not a catholic and never have been.I have a sterling ankh with cartouche (supposedly) imported from Egypt given to me by an follower of Kemetism (Egyptian Reconstructionist Paganism). We are close friends, and I know that the pendant meant a lot to him before he gave it to me. I do not follow Kemetism.I have a handsome brass and copper Vodun Veve of Loa Agwe (protector of sailors and travelers) that I wear when I dress like a pirate. I know that it is consecrated because I did it myself. I am not a Houngan.Theses are just some examples. Part of what has made me aware of it is that when I am wearing these symbols prominently people of that religion (or that choose to oppose that religion) approach me to talk about the symbols. Though I do not follow these religions, I NEVER wear something that I do not have some knowledge of; my crowd was big into wearing symbols, logos and flair designed to make a statement or draw attention, and we distained logos or symbols just for their popularity.Personally, I am a Henotheist. I accept that there may be other gods, but I only worship my god. My god does not mind that I wear symbols of other religions, but I am not entirely sure how the other gods feel about it.In answer to the question about why I did not just ask this question once with lots of belief systems at the beginning (or none): I have found in the past that if you do not target one belief system (or non-belief system) in the question a lot of people skip it. Also, if you put too many belief (or lack of belief) systems in the question it becomes a distraction from the question and many people do not bother.I am more interested in hearing people’s opinions than I am worried about mildly annoying a few people.
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Old 07-03-2009, 11:00 AM
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I'd never wear flaunt or brandish anything that depicts the symbol of a religion I don't follow.
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Old 07-03-2009, 11:09 AM
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Muslims accept most of the earlier religions, so don't worry about it too much. Wearing something that depicts God, or promotes polytheism/idol worship, is different though.Ignore the terrorist below me. His brain is haram.
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Old 07-03-2009, 11:19 AM
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previous religions? ^^^^^^^ wrong.. the only religion there was Islam.. it wasn't FOUNDED 1400 years ago.. it is there since man set foot on earth.. now to answer.. first of all jewlery is prohibited.. second.. symbol of another religion.. is haram.. you can't.
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