Muslims in general tend to be isolationist rather than assimilable. It stems from Islams basic belief that it is the evolution or the peak of all religions. What we tend to forget however are the basic teachings of our religion which then translate into being unnecessary social and emotional baggage in day to day life causing issues and problems because of our arrogance.
From time to time you will see evidence of this being manifested around the world. From a German court having to order a girl to swim with her classmates to the old issue of a hijabi’s drivers license being null and void as only the eyes can be seen. The latest chapter in the non conforming attitude of our religion is Halaltube. I do not think there is anything wrong with forming a website for the distribution of Islamic lectures and videos but the fact that you are calling it Halaltube means that the other, or “Youtube” is haraam?
The world Halal is being used by Muslim opportunists all around the world today to deceive and pull wool over believers eyes who are often too ready to part with their money on the name of their religion. For instance “Halal banking” being witnessed in rage all over Pakistan basically serves no purpose but to attract the fundo bunch to the particular bank as they replace terms with Islamic names, interest becoming markup and car leasing becoming takafful and what not. Upon examination one will find that the underlying financial structure is the same as any haraam bank but the name is Islamic so it must be alright!!
Its absurdity to the max as there are banks in Karachi with regular and Halal windows for deposits under the same roof. Add to this the fact that Halal toothpaste, Halal clothing, Halal food and masalas and what not are doing a roaring business all over the western world and we seem to have created a whole industry for people out of our non conformist attitudes.
Why are we doing this is beyond me, We are only driving people away from our culture and our religion by this attitude and its implication. Plus what is the verfication of all this halal/haram judgment. Or are we to believe former rockstars with beards who assure us that “Checking with various sources they have made sure xyz is halal”
Perhaps “Halaltube” should cache ips and compare them to “youtube” to do a study on how many muslims actually watch “halal stuff”