There are things that I don't care a hoot about and there're things I'm passionate about. Standing up for Islam is one thing I feel obliged to do. It's my duty and everyone's duty to do so.Informing the truth about the teachings of Islam is another. Being a Muslimah has made me courageous and vocal in my thoughts. I have been mulling over this issue the whole day and alhamdullillah am finally allowed to pen down my thoughts.
I read with rising anger in my heart about the so-called 'inequality' mentioned by the so-called champions of Muslim women in the SundayStar this morning. Pahh! What nonsense!
Aren't those women attending the Musawah supposed to be intelligent beings or are they barking up the wrong tree? If they are actually saying they want to fight for the rights of Muslim women, why are they insisting that certain teachings and practises in Islam which have been stated rightfully in the Quran and Hadith as bringing injustice to Muslim women? Pardon me but from my interpretation, they're actually intending to demand for the banning of polygamy and label of nusyuz for disobedient wives, among other things? Intending to change what's been taught and practised by Muslims since the day of prophet Muhammad himself?
I'm amazed, really. While those poor misguided souls are discussing these 'injustices' as they see it in the Prince Hotel, what are 0ther Muslims and Muslimahs doing outside? Nod aye to their ideas or just remain silent as always? Other than some bloggers who put up the open letter issued by Persatuan Ulama Malaysia, most Malaysians are as always, generously accommodating. Indeed we are so accommodating that this Musawah is allowed to be carried out on our soil.
Are we going to allow some misguided women to tell us that the al-Quran and Hadith has been unfair to Muslimahs?
Are we going to allow those same people to plant ideas to the minds of our wives, daughters, sisters and non-Muslim women friends that Islam has been unjust to Muslim women all this while?
Are we honouring Allah swt and prophet Muhammad by allowing them to proclaim that polygamy, which is an option, as being unjust to Muslim woman and the cause of family breakup? (and yet some of those at the meeting aren't even married)
And are we, who call ourselves His servants, going to remain silent in the name of Sabar?
Yet, Sabar has its limit. We shouldn't be Sabar when Islam is being misinterpreted.
I know that our men and our brothers especially the PUM have voiced their objection. But what about the others?
Those attending are women, who call themselves Muslimah. They claim that Muslimah in Malaysia are being treated as 2nd-class citizens. They claim that certain teachings in Islam are wrong and should be abolished for being unjust to Muslim women. They are women who have discarded their tudung, who claim that they are the liberated Muslimah?
What say the other Muslimah in Malaysia, who strive to be solehah wives and who obey Allah by covering your aurat? Where are your voices? By remaining as the silent majority, are you doing your duty to Islam? Are you supporting the ideas brought forth by SIS or you have your own beliefs?
As I see it, there's nothing wrong about Islamic teachings. While some parts of the syariah courts could be improved, it doesn't mean that Muslimah are oppressed people. It doesn't give them the right to claim that Islamic teachings have been unjust to women. In other religions too, women have been treated unjustly.In fact, women of other faiths have embraced Islam mainly because of the justice and special privileges given to women by this beautiful religion and way of life - but do "those liberalist women" see it? I don't think so, otherwise they won't be in KL today.
I'm a Muslimah, a woman and a servant of Allah swt. I am one who to bow to Him in obedience. I find the ideas championed by SIS and those at the Musawah to be totally against the true teachings of Islam as found in the al-Quran and Hadith.
Sisters of the ummah, do not allow those who are ignorant to plant seeds of doubt in the hearts of our less-knowledgeable Muslim sisters, daughters and create confusion among the non-Muslims. Call them misguided. Say aloud that they're wrong. They're not championing for Muslimahs. They themselves are more lost than we are.
True Muslimahs who know what the al-Quran and Hadith teach are already liberated and happy.
I've voiced my opinion. This is my stand. I can sleep in peace tonight because I know what my answer is, if I should be questioned by Him about this issue one day.
What about you?