Condemning Indian cricketer Mohammed Shami for her wife’s dress, a Muslim cleric on Monday said that the former should understand that women should be fully covered as per Islam.
As per Islam, women should indeed be fully covered:
(Quran 24:31) And tell the believing women to reduce of their vision and guard their private parts and not expose their adornment except that which appears thereof and to wrap [a portion of] their headcovers over their chests and not expose their adornment except to their husbands, their fathers, their husbands’ fathers, their sons, their husbands’ sons, their brothers, their brothers’ sons, their sisters’ sons, their women, that which their right hands possess, or those male attendants having no physical desire, or children who are not yet aware of the private aspects of women. And let them not stamp their feet to make known what they conceal of their adornment. And turn to Allah in repentance, all of you, O believers, that you might succeed.
If a woman does not cover, she is fair game to be assaulted….
(Quran 33:59) O Prophet, tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to bring down over themselves of their outer garments. That is more suitable that they will be known and not be abused.
Yet the Huffington Post published an inane article entitled “Muslims are the True Feminists,” which argued in defense of the Islamic covering. The article amounted to nothing more than an Islamic supremacist attack on Western women.
There is no freedom for Muslim women who are forced to veil in accord with the cultural and religious tenets of normative Islam. Shami and others who challenge the backwardness and oppression of this norm should be commended and fully supported. Shami’s wife has become a social media display, prompting both scorn and defense as the battle continues:
Residents of Sahaspur Alinagar, the village from where cricketer Mohammed Shami hails, have come out batting for the Indian pacer at the receiving end of some nasty criticism on social media over his wife’s sleeveless dress.
“‘As per Islam, women should be fully covered’: Female Muslim cleric slams Mohammed Shami’s wife’s dress,” DNA Daily News, December 27, 2016:
Condemning Indian cricketer Mohammed Shami for her wife’s dress, a Muslim cleric on Monday said that the former should understand that women should be fully covered as per Islam. ‘I don’t think it is a controversial matter, but yes it is condemnable. Taking Islam into context, this is not correct. Being a Muslim he should have remembered that women should be fully covered as per Islam,’ said Muslim cleric Hina Zaheer.
Another Muslim cleric Umer Ilyas said that changing the dress code is not a problem, but the best costume is the one which fully covers one’s body. ‘As per Islam, women should fully cover their bodies. One has freedom to wear anything, this is their personal matter, but the best costume is the one which fully covers one’s body,’ said Ilyas. India’s strike bowler Mohammed Shami came in for sharp criticism by Muslim fanatics for posting pictures of his wife Hasin Jahan on social media.
Earlier, former cricketers have come to defense of ace Indian fast bowler Mohammad Shami, who came under sharp criticism of Muslim fanatics for posting his wife Hasin Jahan’s pictures on social media.
Shami was reminded of his religion, with some even asking why his wife was not wearing a hijab.
Coming to Shami’s defense, former Indian cricketer Syed Kirmani said no body has right to interfere into anybody’s religious matters, adding that people should learn to look into themselves first before they point fingers at other.
Nobody should interfere into anybody’s personal life. Secondly, there is no force in our Islam. And we have no right to interfere into anybody’s religious matters,’ former Kirmani told ANI.
Echoing similar sentiments, former wicketkeeper-batsman Deep Dasgupta said it was sad that people have reacted in such an irresponsible manner. ‘It’s sad because the way people are reacting. See that’s one of the evils of the social media where there are people who are like that. It’s sad that some people in 21st century talk like that. But you cannot really do much,’ Dasgupta told ANI.
The Bengal pacer also took to Twitter to hit back at these internet trolls in a fitting manner and by being completely polite in his response.
‘Very good morning Har kisi ko jindagi mai mukam ni milta, kuch kismat wale hi hote hai jinhe ye nasib hota hai.!.jalteee rahooooo (Not everyone get what they desire, only a lucky few get it. They are my wife and daughter and I know what I should do. We should all look inwards),’ he said
‘Ye dono meri zindage or life partner hai me acha trha janta hu kiya karna hai kiya nahi.hame apne andar dekhna chahiye ham kitna accha hai.( These two are my life and life partner. I myself know what to do and what not to do. We should all look within ourselves how nice we are),’ he added.
‘The comments are really really Shameful. Support Mohammed Shami fully. There are much bigger issues in this country. Hope sense prevails,’ said Mohammad Kaif……