And then we talk about protecting the rights of Muslim women by banning “Triple Talaq”!
Islamic Seminary Darul Uloom Deoband recently issued another fatwa asking the Muslim women not to let the shopkeepers help them wear bangles at shops. They have marked it as “wrong and a big sin”.
This fatwa was issued on the query of a resident of Deoband town who asked whether it was right for women to let a strange man help them wear bangles.
In response, a decision was taken by the seminary that it was absolutely fine if the women bring the bangles from the shop and wear them. “But if they let the male shopkeeper touch their hands, it is not good and ‘Haram’, the fatwa read.
Now shall we point out the Islamic seminary here, or the Indian government?
Does the same Indian government who indulged in the matter of “Triple Talaq” and did everything they could to ban it, not enter this new scene created by the seminary which is a bit weird? Is the decision of Islamic seminary correct? Even if it is, the question is, to what extent?
Why are women made to compromise on every step? I don’t say that they should let any strange man touch them, but I also don’t think that this decision is right. On what basis did the Islamic Seminary took this decision? Did they measure all the men on the same scale and termed them as rapists and molesters? Or did they just took another decision without any proper reason as they usually do?
Even the Muslim scholars of Deoband town supported the fatwa. “It is correct that women can’t talk to strangers or meet them as per sharia. In that light, letting male shopkeepers touch their arms to help them wear bangles is wrong.” Mufti Tariz Qasmi, a cleric in town said.
My question is, Why? Why should women always suffer and compromise? Why aren’t they treated equally? Just because there are a few men who make the world unsafe for women, it doesn’t mean that every person is the same. Why should they always made to suffer on every front? I am not saying that they should be allowed to let the shopkeepers to help them wear bangles or anything, but they should at least be allowed to live their life the way they want to. Stop controlling them on every single step.
What’s next? Can we expect the seminary to issue another ‘Fatwa’ stating that the Muslim Women shouldn’t even allow the Doctors to touch them as it is ‘Haram’.
No matter even if she dies, she shouldn’t let the doctor touch her. Right?