Why the Muslim outrage? : Mystery worker posts sign ‘banning’ washing feet in the hand basin before daily prayers

Days after a building worker questioned Muslim store clerk Mohammad Faisal about washing his feet in the men's toilet at Sydney officer building, 72 Pitt Street, this cartoon was stuck on the men's room door, depicting a cartoon man washing his feet in the sink with a 'banned' slash through the image

Days after a building worker questioned Muslim store clerk Mohammad Faisal about washing his feet in the men’s toilet at Sydney officer building, 72 Pitt Street, this cartoon was stuck on the men’s room door, depicting a cartoon man washing his feet in the sink with a ‘banned’ slash through the image

Why the outrage? Why all the fuss?…… A Sharia text of great authority specifically states that necessity cancels religious obligation.

The answer to Sharia can be more Sharia. The Reliance of the Traveller is a desk top Sharia text of great authority. Section c6.0, Dispensation and Strictness (another name for Necessity and Obligation), reads: c6.2 Dispensation is when what is normally forbidden is made permissible because of a necessity or need.

Also in r32.1 we find: …necessity excuses one from any rule whatever…Section c7.2 also addresses that hardship can mean that an obligatory duty does not need to be performed. The Arabic term for necessity and obligation is called Darura.

Copy and paste this pdf to your browser..it may take some time to load:  http://www.christianissues.biz/pdf-bin/islam/therelianceofthetraveller.pdf

Bill Warner, PhD: Sharia: Necessity and Obligation

NOW READ BELOW AND REALISE THE STUPIDITY OF THIS DAILY MAIL ARTICLE AND THE FACT THAT MUSLIMS ARE CONSTANTLY ATTEMPTING TO IMPLEMENT SHARIA ON OUR SOCIETY.

In fact they are constantly portraying themselves as victims in order to undermine our social structure and impose their will.

Muslim staff outraged after mystery office worker posts sign ‘banning’ them from washing their feet in the hand basin before daily prayers

An anonymous building worker has sparked outrage by placing a sign on the men’s toilet of a Sydney city office block in an attempt to ban Muslims from washing their feet in the sink before their daily prayers. The sign, which has a cartoon of a man with one of his feet in a sink and surrounded by a circle with a slash through it, was placed on the door of the men’s toilet on Level 1 of the office block on Pitt Street, in Sydney’s business district.

The sign is believed to have gone up on Wednesday, just days after a building worker queried one of the shop workers who use the toilet.

The sign is stuck to the door of the Level One men's toilet in the CBD ofice block which is used my Muslim workers to wash their feet in the required ablution before their five daily prayers to Allah, a practice which apparently offended the man who put up the cartoon

The sign is stuck to the door of the Level One men’s toilet in the CBD ofice block which is used my Muslim workers to wash their feet in the required ablution before their five daily prayers to Allah, a practice which apparently offended the man who put up the cartoon

Mohammad Faisal demonstrates how he washes his feet in the toilet basin 

Mohammad Faisal demonstrates how he washes his feet in the toilet basin

The cartoon went up in the men's toilet of 72 Pitt Street in te heart of Sydney's CBD (pictured) which houses legal and travel offices as well as a coffee shop and a convenience store staffed by Muslim workers

The cartoon went up in the men’s toilet of 72 Pitt Street in te heart of Sydney’s CBD (pictured) which houses legal and travel offices as well as a coffee shop and a convenience store staffed by Muslim workers

Mohammad Faisal, a business student who works 20 hours a week in the City Convenience store on the ground level of 72 Pitt Street, told Daily Mail Australia that Dhuhr and Asr – two of the five daily prayers required by his religion – fall during his 10am to 4pm shift at the shop.

The 26-year-old Pakistan native, who is studying in Australia to fulfill his late mother’s dream, said earlier this week he went as usual to the first floor men’s room to do his pre-prayer ablutions prior to Dhuhr, the prayer just before midday which currently falls at 11.52am.

He said that, as was the custom, he washed his hands, his mouth, his head and his neck, as well as his arms, and then placed his feet one at a time into one of the men’s rooms’ two sinks.

Mohammad Faisal (pictured) was just doing his customary pre-prayer ablution washing his feet in the men's room sink when a man asked him what he was doing, and later the sign appeared. 

Mohammad Faisal (pictured) was just doing his customary pre-prayer ablution washing his feet in the men’s room sink when a man asked him what he was doing, and later the sign appeared.

How ‘devout’ is this guy?  Are ALL the products in the convenience store Halal?….. Only three flavours of Chupa Chups are!….Blackberry,Strawberry and Watermelon!!

The Sydney office block (pictured) in the heart of the city sits above a convenience store whose staff include Muslims who must wash themselves before performing each of their five daily prayers

The Sydney office block (pictured) in the heart of the city sits above a convenience store whose staff include Muslims who must wash themselves before performing each of their five daily prayers

Mohammad Faisal (pictured) washing his feet in the sink of the men's toilet as he does before the two pareyr sessions which fall during his work hours three days a week when the business student earns money for fund his studies in Australia

Mohammad Faisal (pictured) washing his feet in the sink of the men’s toilet as he does before the two pareyr sessions which fall during his work hours three days a week when the business student earns money for fund his studies in Australia

‘I have done it when you bring water from the sink down to the ground to wash your feet, but it makes too much of a mess, it is not clean and it makes the floor slippery and dangerous,’ he said.

He was washing his feet when a man he didn’t know entered the men’s room and asked him what he was doing with his foot in the sink.

‘He said “what are you doing” and said “I just washed my feet” and he said “okay” and left.

‘Then yesterday this sign went up. I don’t know, maybe he put it up because he didn’t like it. I don’t like to blame anyone.

ABLUTIONS Capture

The pre prayer washing ritual entails cleansing hands, arms, face and neck, as demonstrated by Mohammad Faisal at the Sydney office building where the cartoon was posted

Mr faisal said 'At first when I saw the sign I smiled, but then I thought why did he put up this sign, is it meant to mean we are not to do our ablution'

Mr faisal said ‘At first when I saw the sign I smiled, but then I thought why did he put up this sign, is it meant to mean we are not to do our ablution’

Mr Faisal pointed ot the floor, saying 'I have done it when you bring water from the sink down to the ground to wash your feet, but it makes too much of a mess, it is not clean and it makes the floor slippery and dangerous'

Mr Faisal pointed ot the floor, saying ‘I have done it when you bring water from the sink down to the ground to wash your feet, but it makes too much of a mess, it is not clean and it makes the floor slippery and dangerous’

‘At first when I saw the sign I smiled, but then I thought why did he put up this sign, is it meant to mean we are not to do our ablution.

‘But I must do ablution or I cannot pray. It’s about being respectful to my religion.’

Mohammad’s boss, City Convenience city stores manager Hadi Badawi contacted his boss who alerted Muslim community advocate Zaky Mallah, outraged at the apparent attempt allegedly by the one of the building’s workers to prevent working Muslims from using the sink for their ablutions.

‘This country has freedom of speech but that cartoon is racist and it is taking freedom of expression too far,’ Mr Mallah said.

‘When was it a crime to wash up in a men’s room for Muslim prayers? It happens everywhere around the world.

‘When Muslims want to perform their five daily prayers they have to go and wash up.

‘And it would be happening around Australia every day for Muslim men, and women too.’

‘Possibly this man [who put up the cartoon] thought he was being funny, but this is a ridiculous joke and it is intimidating people going about daily business.

Mohammad Faisal, who came to Australia for the first time seven months ago said he found the country ‘very friendly’ and the people ‘very good’ and that it had been his mother, Zohra’s dream before she died six years ago of kidney failure back in his home in the Punjab state that he study at an overseas university.

‘I am the only son and that was her dream,’ he said. ‘I chose Australia because my brother-in-law was studying here and he told me Australia is very good and the people are friendly.’

Mohammad moved in with his brother-in-law, who has just finished a university degree, to a house at Lidcombe in Sydney’s west and embarked on his three year Bachelor of Business degree at Group Colleges Australia in inner city Redfern.

He works three days a week at City Convenience store at 72 Pitt Street and spend the rest of his week studying, or playing the occasional game of cricket with friends. Her plays at provincial level back in Pakistan, as an all rounder and fast bowler.

Mr Faisal plans to become an accountant and run a poultry export business when he returns to Pakistan.

Mohammad Faisal in the men's toilet where the sign is  still on the door 'banning' Islamic pre prayer ablutions

Mohammad Faisal in the men’s toilet where the sign is  still on the door ‘banning’ Islamic pre prayer ablutions

At the City Convenience store yesterday where he works with another Muslim man, he politely served customers and then – despite the sign – spent a few minutes washing in the men’s room.

Then, as it came time for the Asr prayer, which falls at 2.48pm’ he headed out the back of the store to pray on a prayer rug.

Mr Faisal said that like most practising Muslims he didn’t feel right if he missed out on any of his five daily prayers and that without ablution – called ‘wudu’ – he could not present himself before Allah to pray.

‘If you can’t ablute, you can’t pray,’ he said.

Paul Culbi from Jamesons, the strata managers of 72 Pitt Street, said the cartoon was ‘racist, defamatory and a breach of owner corporation guidelines’.

‘I would like to say that this racist item is against guidelines and I will be making a report to the owners,’ he said.

‘Apart from being a breach of guidelines to place anything up like that without owners’ permission, it is racist.

‘I have questioned the caretaker who doesn’t know anything about it.’

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3 comments

  1. David Evans

    “Racist”? So if I become a muslim I immediately change my race from caucasian to muslim?
    Does that mean that Scientologists are a different race? Race used to be something you were born into, but now you can chop and change like it was a new hairstyle.
    This is just the usual muslim codswallop, whining and moaning that they’re under attack whilst all the while attacking our societies and culture with their nasty little cult invasion. People are sick of it.

  2. maggie

    Is nobody there familiar with the use of a BUCKET??
    You can buy a plastic bucket for around $2, and just leave it there in the restroom. Fill it with water then wash feet in the bucket; then dump the dirty water into the toilet afterwards and flush. Simple win/win solution.
    Washing feet in a sink is unsanitary.

    • paulywido

      He already explained that using a bucket causes the floor to be dangerously slippery which in itself is a safety hazard . The fact is,he does not need to pray and do Wudu if it interferes with his work or is impractical…Sharia makes allowance for this…….

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