Kerala’s prominent Muslim cleric Kanthapuram AP Aboobacker Musaliyar has observed that Islam has not changed its obstinate approach with regard to the freedom for Muslim women and their relation with men on the reason that the women were educated.
In an interview with latest issue of Malayalam weekly Mathrubhumi, the influential Sunni leader said the modern times require education for Muslim women. “But that did not mean the Islam has changed its decrees regarding the life of women. Muslim women should not work in a place where only a woman and a man are present. They should go for job only in a place where there are enough number of women and trustworthy men. About 90 per cent of jobs do not require man-women mingling. These rules cannot be changed. The obstinacy still continues,” said Musaliyar, the general secretary of All India Sunni Jam-Iyyathul Ulema.
On women’s mobility, Musaliyar said they should travel only in unavoidable circumstances. These journeys should be for the purposes ratified by Islam. The Islam could not accept the argument that women have to travel extensively these days. If they go out, it should be in the company of male family members or of large group of women.
A Sunni woman’s place is in the home?
Original Source: Indian Express
Turkish Chief Justice Ha?im K?l?ç touched on the violence being perpetrated in Muslim countries and said, “If this is what is means to be a Muslim, then I am no Muslim.” The Chief Justice was attending a ceremony for the opening of the 2013-2014 academic year.
He said, “If we were to just analyze Muslim countries in particular, such as Pakistan, Afghanistan, or India, and even closer to home, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria, they are all on fire. They are burning up. It is impossible to speak of human dignity in these places.
It was nearly 150 years ago that the founder of the Ahmadiyya Movement said that the acts of barbarism being committed in the name of Islam are in fact unIslamic. He wrote a book called “Jihad and the British Government”, in which he discussed in details what is the correct meaning of jihad. Similarly, restoring women’s rights, educating women, putting an end to calling each other heretics, freedom to choose and hold any religion without penalty or punishment and to preach and propagate it etc were all reforms he tried to introduce into Muslim thinking.
We are pleased to see that the Chief Justice of Turkey, a Sunni Muslim has now echoed the views of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad. If Muslims had followed Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad all those years ago, Islam would now be the world’s dominant religion.
Original Source: Washingtontimes.com