Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Mohammed On Chess


I always liked chess, it's one of the few games that requires skill without the aid of luck. How was I to know it was a sin?

Mohammad on Playing Chess:

"Buraida reported on the authority of his father that Allah's Apostle said: He who played chess is like one who dyed his hand with the flesh and blood of swine."

Sahih Islam, Book 028, Number 5612.
So because Mohammad was a bad chess player and a sore loser, now muslims are forbidden from playing chess.

3 Comments:

Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

dyed his hand with the flesh and blood of swine."..lovely imagery eh?...egads!..checkmate !!!

June 20, 2006  
Blogger Bacon Eating Atheist Jew said...

I've always said that Arabs seem to have a major problem thinking one move ahead, let alone 2 or more.

For example, look at all the idiot moves by the Palestinians.

June 20, 2006  
Blogger Brooke said...

Maybe they don't like it because it has knights?

Hmm...

I won't try to understand it. It defies logic.

June 20, 2006  

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