Saturday 7th February 2015

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4 thoughts on “My Interview on Extremism – Talk radio Europe”

  1. I am only into the first half hour of this video, and I am already getting the feeling this lady thinks Islam is to be blamed. Frankly, my instincts sense a hostility in her toward to Islam. I could be wrong of course!
    All societies, including secular ones are inherently patriarchal, men control women generally speaking, only they use different ways and methods. In secular societies, men used and exploited women, they brought women into factories from farms, where both men and women were virtually slaves of the landowners. Men brought women into factories, so they themselves could go off and fight their wars. Having tasted monetary benefit, women wanted more and more of it. But in reality, these western men didn’t think much of their women since they weren’t even allowed to vote until recently, in terms of history.
    In secular societies, men use women as sex objects, so while western women may think they are free, they really are under men’s control, they are here to fulfil men’s desires. This is obvious, when you see and hear all that’s out in the media and in advertising, and especially by the creation of narratives like Fifty Shades of Gray, judging by its popularity amongst both western men and women.
    Secular societies are responsible for the breakdown of the family, we have more and more single mothers, and women who put off having children etc. This woman should not ignore this reality either. 

  2. The hitting verse is in the Quran. If this lady has a problem with it, then she has a problem with Islam. The inheritance ratios are in the Quran. If she has a problem with it, she has a problem with Islam. These verses are to be interpreted the way they are meant to be, & the majority of Muslims interpret them correctly and why they are there, in the larger scheme of things, and by also taking into account the way things were at the time when the Quran was revealed. Women were dependant on men, and so their inheritance was less than men’s. Muslims do not have to apologize for it. The intelligent among Muslims get it, the ignorant abuse these laws, as any law can be abused, whether it’s religious or secular. There are actual misogynstic and racist verses in the Bible and other religious scriptures, but everyone knows the corruption such scriptures have undergone. So it’s such verses in THOSE scriptures that are to ignored and a reformed way of thinking has to be practiced by the followers of those religions. I think this woman was not born Muslim, she’s a “convert”, so I’m wondering why did she even convert to a faith she appears to have contempt for and a problem with? She seems to be attacking Islam in a passive-aggressive way! 

  3. What is she talking about when it comes to mothers and Islam? Here’s a verse from the Quran and from hadiths:
    “And We have enjoined upon man, to his parents, good treatment. His mother carried him with hardship and gave birth to him with hardship, and his gestation and weaning [period] is thirty months. [He grows] until, when he reaches maturity and reaches [the age of] forty years, he says, “My Lord, enable me to be grateful for Your favor which You have bestowed upon me and upon my parents and to work righteousness of which You will approve and make righteous for me my offspring. Indeed, I have repented to You, and indeed, I am of the Muslims.” Quran 46:15
    “A man came to the Prophet and said, ‘O Messenger of God! Who among the people is the most worthy of my good companionship? The Prophet (PBUH) said: Your mother. The man said, ‘Then who?’ The Prophet said: Then your mother. The man further asked, ‘Then who?’ The Prophet said: Then your mother. The man asked again, ‘Then who?’ The Prophet said: Then your father. (Bukhari, Muslim)”
    A man once consulted the Prophet Muhammad about taking part in a military campaign. The Prophet asked the man if his mother was still living. When told that she was alive, the Prophet said: “(Then) stay with her, for Paradise is at her feet.” (Al-Tirmidhi)
    On another occasion, the Prophet said: “God has forbidden for you to be undutiful to your mothers.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari)

  4. These four comments today, because I was listening to your video on misogyny in Islam
    “O you who believe! You are prohibited to inherit women against their will; and you should not treat them with harshness, that you may take away part of the Mahr you have given them, unless they commit open illegal sex; and live with them honourably. If you dislike them, it may be that you dislike a thing and Allah brings through it a great deal of good.”Surah An-Nisa’, Chapter No. 4:4, Holy Qur’an

    “And for women are rights over men similar to those of men over women.”
    [Noble Quran 2:228]
    “For believing men and women, for devout men and women, for true men and women, for men and women who are patient and constant, for men and women who humble themselves, for men and women who give in charity, for men and women who fast, for men and women who guard their chastity, and for men and women who engage much in Allah’s praise, for them has Allah prepared forgiveness and great reward.”
    [Noble Quran 33:35]
    “Who so does that which is right, and believes, whether male or female, him or her will We quicken to happy life.” [Noble Quran 16:97]
    Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri (RA) said: Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) said, “One of the most evil people before Allah on the Day of Resurrection will be a man who is intimate with his wife and she is intimate with him, then he publicizes her secrets.”

    “Indeed Allah has heard the statement of her that disputes with you concerning her husband, and complains to Allah. And Allah hears the argument between you both. Verily, Allah is All-Hearer, All-Seer.” –
    Surah Al-Mujadilah,Chapter No. 58:1, Holy Qur’an.
    According to Shariah, a husband cannot force his wife to do household chores. He cannot force her to breastfeed, which goes to show that a woman is not allowed to be exploited. If the husband is not satisfied with her housekeeping, he has to pay someone to do it, and get his child fed by a wet nurse, and in this day and age, formula!
    The prophet himself was the best example of how a man should treat not only his wife, but other women. He was most patient with his own wives. He rose when his daughter entered his presence. He went up to enquire when a woman who threw garbage on his head each day as he passed by her house, from the top, to see if she was ill. She was so moved by this kind gesture of the prophet she converted. This is a well-known story. 
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