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Anonymous asked in News & EventsCurrent Events · 1 decade ago

Why did Osama Bin Laden feel it necessary to dye his facial hair black for his latest taunt to the US?


Message to purplevoodoo, are you suggesting that Bin Laden is aiming his words at very young impressionable muslims who have never heard of hair dye?

30 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    He didn't actually dye it, he just washed out the crusty soup that was stuck in it before.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Strict Islamic law (of the sort that a fundamentalist such as OBL would follow) according to many Islamic scholars forbids Muslims to use black dye on their hair, with some Muslim scholars stating there is one exception: when waging jihad or when at war with the Kuffar, or unbelievers - when it is permissible for Muslim soldiers to dye their beards black to impress their enemy with their appearance and thereby appear more formidable. The black beard, like the "invitation" to convert to Islam, very likely indicates belligerent intent.

    Source(s): Sources are quoted by Robert Spencer, a widely read author on the topic of Islam and violent jihdad: "As I noted here yesterday, the Shafi'i school of Islamic jurisprudence forbids men and women to dye their hair black "except when the intention is a show of strength to unbelievers" ('Umdat al-Salik e.4.4). OBL is not a member of the Shafi'i school; the Wahhabis adhere to the Hanbali school, and the Deobandis (the dominant sect among the Taliban) are Hanafis. But this is not just a Shafi'i view: Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, in his internationally influential The Lawful and the Prohibited in Islam, says essentially the same thing: "Some of the early Muslims, including some sahabah [companions of Muhammad] such as Sa'd ibn Abi Waqqas, 'Uqbah ibn 'Amr, al-Hassan, al-Hussein, Jarir, and others permitted the use of black dye. Some scholars, on the other hand, do not consider the use of black dye as permissible except during time of war, when the enemy might be impressed by the fact that all the soldiers of the Muslim army look young."
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Old "Bin Liner" is Dead this is a waxwork dummy complete with movable jaw. (the only bit that moves) and a carefully edited tape repeating the same old fanatical rants. when will he learn he isn't going to win, heed the lessons learnt by the Romans, Napoleon, Kaiser, Adolph Hitler All of those won nil .Civilisation Won four, Go back to your cave and weep old man.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Well you gotta look good if you are going to plan the deaths of thousands of inocent people. The gray haired old fart look just does'nt get you the respect you deserve as a mass murderer. Personaly i would'nt mind tieing his beard to a high branch of a tree and shoot him in the azz with rock salt repeatedly. I am sick of seeing friends and fellow soldiers die or get injured over this BS war.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    He is just a man!

    We are all concerned with how we look and how we are perceived. I think old Osama Bin Laden is just as vain as any of us and he wants to appear youthful, virile and strong for his opponents.

    No one in powerful positions wants to come across as ailing, weak, ill or losing their grip. My guess is that he has reason to bolster his appearance - maybe he is ill or more frail and we are supposed to be put off this notion by "his new virile" look.

    It's predictable and It's a man thing.

    Sorry chaps, no offence meant.

  • jowers
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    Muslims are so "moral of the day" and so "relatives" in their religion interpretation and moral inclination...but, hahaha... is true, how can somebody think about make such declarations of war, blood, murder, freedom and religion without even dying his hair...the video is real, only a muslim could make both things and still thing is "logical".

  • 1 decade ago

    I fear Mr. Bin Laden has been dead lo these several years. His stand-in is a little younger, hence the blackened locks.

    Whenever the W administration needs a shot in the arm, the facsimilie is trotted out.

    Oh well . . .

  • 1 decade ago

    He's the lastest model for Just For Men hair dye.

  • 1 decade ago

    It has obviously backfired but his intention was probably to ensure he looked healthy and not like an old man with his greying beard. He wants to appear strong to his followers and to the media.

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