One of the many arguments people use when they are trying to discredit Islam is the “role of women” and the “oppressive” nature the religion has towards them and more. As Muslims, we all know this isn’t true. We know how Islam puts women on a pedestal, promotes respect for them, protects them and values them. This knowledge isn’t for us to possess alone but to promulgate it since, as the so-called oppressed females it’s up to us to speak for it. Because frankly who are the masses going to believe, the male muftis and Imams or the Muslim females themselves.
Social media is sometimes painted as an enemy of faith, where people spend endless amounts of time doing nothing of value but truthfully, this is where I go for that spiritual enlightenment. Nouman Ali Khan; one of the best Muslim speakers among a number I’ve come across – disseminates lectures that are not only entertaining but also applicable for this day and age. After all, religion never changes though times do. Therefore, one has to know how to address the people of his time, relating to what they are facing, and this man does this and more, admirably.
So back to the role of women, did you know that the next biggest punishment in the Quran after the 100 lashes for adulterers is 80 lashes? And for whom are these 80 lashes? It’s for those who throw words in the direction of women.
“Indeed, those who [falsely] accuse chaste, unaware and believing women are cursed in this world and the Hereafter; and they will have a great punishment” – Quran, Surah An-Nur 24:23
Any single word uttered questioning the integrity and honour of any woman, without any proof i.e. four witnesses, warranties this punishment. Let’s say you are walking at the mall and you see a guy and girl you know talking….alone. Immediately your imagination takes hold of and you choose to think the worst of them. The next time you meet a friend of yours, you immediately decide to recount what you witnessed adding your two cents into it. That right there is all it takes folks. You have hitherto put both the guy and girl under scrutiny, whether you meant to or not. You threw words in their direction. Whether there are or they aren’t it’s not for you to discuss.
The seriousness of talking about a woman is up to the point that the Quran tells us not to ever accept their (the slanderer) testimony.
“And those who accuse chaste women and do not bring four witnesses, flog them (giving) eighty stripes, and do not admit any evidence from them ever; and these it is that are the transgressors. Except those who repent after this and act aright, for surely Allah is Forgiving, Merciful” –Quran, Surah An-Nur 24:4-5
On the other hand, if you compare it with the case of adulterers, all hope isn’t lost for them for Allah tells us to feel compassion for them. Whilst they are being whipped, mature Muslims were allowed to watch; not as a deterrence but to pray for them to Allah.
Why is it that this crime deserves such a punishment? It is because it takes away the girl and her family’s dignity, which damages the society. It’s said that Allah only punishes in this life crimes against society. He has given every single creation dignity, and it’s not for anyone else to take it away.
WHO can tell me now that Islam doesn’t value women, protect them and guard them? Knowing the amount of love God has for us just makes me love him more. Women are oppressed till today, but there’s a difference between culture and religion. My religion doesn’t teach that.
“Part of the perfection of a person’s Islam is his leaving that which is of no concern to him” – Hadith
I AM ALIVE!
I’m as surprised as you are. It’s been a while. Why are my posts so unevenly spread out?
Anyways to the topic at hand. I have been working on a side project which may become my main project with a fellow wordpress blogger @muslimahonfire
This is a joint project featuring other writers, and it means a great deal to me, spiritually and a sense of purpose.
The first official post is already out and I must say I am super proud of it and it’s content. I urge you to take a bit of your time and give it a look. Let me know your thoughts.
Now that I’m working on another blog, I might be a bit more active as a blogger overall. So look forward to more content.
Your unfaithful blogger,
Hot new dramas have premiered and plenty more are still to come. so far I’m loving the choices i have, can someone say summers here!! (though it makes no difference where i am :/) on my radar was the tvn drama Marriage not Dating, after dramabeans kept m pumped up for it, and the high school romance with an angel, High School Love On.
Marriage not dating is exactly what i expected and more *insert happy dance* its fun, zippy and has just enough heart, i love rom-coms. A man who does’nt want to get married and a woman who sees marriage as her perfect happy ever after. Continue reading
I did it! CIEs long done, and I’m officially a graduate! *happy dance*. I know this is a chapter everyone wishes to pass, for the lucky few who already have cheers to us, and the ones who are yet to get there……don’t worry you will.
Long time I made it clear that this blog was for my miscellaneous activities, so now I’m blogging bout my happiness ^_^
This is a post I wish to share with my friends and fellow graduates, who have been through the same journey as I and know how hard it was to get here. For bearing with the sucky school we were in, fighting the odds (which were never in our favour) and successfully graduating.
I’m going to try to make this post understandable to my readers as give you the details on how my class was like. The past 2 years of a level were unforgettable (at least on my part). We had a rocky start with unstable teachers and of course little disputes between some of the female species and male species. Thing is my EX school isn’t co-ed up until the last 2 years, so let’s say things were weird.
This is just an impromptu post, nothing serious. i happened to log in and saw the header that my “personal” blog designer put up, and i loved it! This blog will be so dead boring (if it already isn’t ) if it weren’t for the creative mind behind it. So i would deeply like to thank the mind behind the headers, wallpapers, the one who out of the goodness of her heart volunteered for this duty…..my lil sister 🙂 Kamsamnida Dongseng!
Thanks for working for no pay, but doing a great job anyway. I hope everyone who comes along here also appreciates her tireless efforts, cause i do.
So anywhoo t.c people, i don’t know when my next post will be, because I’ve got my annuals coming up, followed by my A level CIEs so im in full study mode (yeah right). hope all goes well for me and everyone else out there who will be sitting for them. till then ciao!