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18 points by digamber_kamat on Sept 8, 2009 | hide | past | favorite | 23 comments

4chan is, apparently, halal.

Riots in 3, 2, 1 ...

The "bad list" is manually generated.

Maybe they should hire 4chan to help edit the list - I'm sure they know every single possible bad thing you can do :)

I always wonder how the religious people who have to generate these block lists handle it. I wouldn't want that job, but it seems wrong somehow to hire someone for whom it's not a big deal.

Maybe someone who has seen these types of things before, but stopped.

How come Carmen Electra is halal? Fail ;)

you reach haram level 3 when you search for "anal sex" :)

haram means sin btw and it's haram != halal

More specifically, it's haram = -halal

Not exactly.

Haram = Bad Deed (sin)

The opposite of that is Good Deed, but actually

Halal = neutral (permitted)

I don't know the Arabic word for Good Deed.


  Haram = -1
  Halal = 0
  ??? = 1
PS. English does not seem to have a single word that means "Good Deed" (like how Sin means "Bad Deed"). But I bet arabic does. Would be interesting to know which languages have words for the various levels. (Like a word for "permitted but discouraged", and other variations.)

I think you should not read 'sin' to mean the same in the eyes of everybody.

For different religions there are different interpretations of the word sin.

The one common element they have is that they refer to a violation of the contract with the deity in charge, a transgression of the 'law' if you will.

So, if 'to sin' is transgressing a law then 'being in compliance' is the opposite of that.

Atheists are lucky, they are incapable of sin.

A "Deed" is a moral or brave action by default. The "Good" prefix is not required. The word for a "Bad Deed" (or Anti-Deed?) is "Sin".

Or, of course, a "dirty" deed. I am given to understand that one may engage someone to perform such deeds at highly discounted prices.

I don't think I've ever heard "deed" without a qualifier used to mean "good deed". (According to my dictionary, it can have that meaning, but it seems to me to be pretty rare. I tried asking Google, but unfortunately almost all the early hits for "deed" are using the word in its legal sense.)

This thread seems to have a discussion of sin and its antonym in various languages: http://www.yourdictionary.com/community/forums/viewthread/42...

This comment was funny: "A mathematician would have it as cosin, but that is going off at a tangent."

Isn't virtue the opposite of sin, in English?

I don't know.

Would you say "I did my virtue for the day"? Like people say "I did my good deed for the day".

I looked in a dictionary, it has a lot of meanings, some of them do match, so I guess it's pretty close.

There's a single word for "permitted but discouraged" in arabic (makruh) but no single word for "good deed" AFAIK.

@ars, @tfh: That should be thawab (or sawab, not sure of spelling).

I thought of that. Thawab is the reward for good deed :) not the good deed itself.

It must also be used as a verb to mean "to do good deed" by itself. Not sure as I just translate from turkish to arabic :).

English does not seem to have a single word that means "Good Deed" (like how Sin means "Bad Deed").


Arutz Sheva, the Israeli network that does for Jewish nationalism what Fox News does for the US Republican Party, is halal.

Image search for "motoons" provides some rather haram (yet still SFW) material.

I had no idea that search engines practiced religion.

Oops! Your search inquiry has a Haram level of 3 out of 3! I would like to advise you to change your search terms and try again.

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