In the name of Allāh,
the Beneficent, the Merciful.
Peace and Blessings of Allāh on Mohammad.
Allāh–the Glorious and the High,
Lord of the worlds
Mohammad–who brought the world
to our feet and eternity to our arms.
WOMEN ON CAMPUS ARE ARROGANT
Nonie Darwish bemoans in her book Now They Call Me Infidel: “On every campus I visit, there are groups of covered-up female students….I consider myself a reasonable feminist who wants equality and respect, but I feel that treating one’s body like a tempting juicy steak that should be covered up –besides being uncomfortable and impractical– implies an arrogant, holier-than-thou attitude. It also displays a symbol of the oppressive ugly past of the Middle East and an in-your-face-defiance of all the achievements women have fought for in the last one hundred years.”(p. 231).
Response: What utter rubbish.
Do you consider the Christian nun’s habit as implying “an arrogant, holier-than-thou attitude”? And Mary, the Christian’s “Mother of God” is also covered up, is she also treating her body like “a tempting juicy steak that should be covered up”?
What are these rights that women have fought for and achieved in the last hundred years that Islam have not given woman fifteen hundred years ago? Please detail them!
In fact, whereas Islam liberated women fifteen hundred years ago and gave her rights alongside man from the cradle all the way to Jannah, 1920’s Canadian women were yet struggling to become recognized as “persons” and 1960’s American women were burning their brassieres for equality with their “male chauvinist pigs”.
This must be the ultimate in arrogance!
How do you know this is how the Muslim women feel about or treat their bodies –like a tempting juicy steak? You want to wear your choice of T-shirt and shorts in Egypt –this is not an in-your-face-defiance– but you berate the Muslim young women for wearing their choice of Islamic wear in America.
Did these Muslim young women confess to you that their Islamic dress is “uncomfortable and impractical” to them? You want to strut about topless and bottomless and Muslim women like a tent, what is your problem?
You want to do what you choose to do and also to dictate what Muslim women are to do. And you wonder why the world is wobbly like drunken rats. Islam esteems womanhood as the symbol of purity and motherhood as the gateway to Paradise.
If you believe Christianity gives you “equality and respect” you need to consult your Bible. If the Christian father does not first sell his daughter into lifelong slave-hood, Christianity gives you nothing but lifelong subjugation under the iron-fist of your husband, brands you as “transgressor” and “deceiver” of man; makes you an object of sexual release, curses you as “defiler” of man all the way to the next world, and sets you up in marriage (misery) “till death” do you part.1
Nonie Darwish wrote: “How ironic that while sharia laws are being challenged by brave Arab and Muslim feminists in the Middle East, we are seeing radical Muslim groups promoting sharia laws to apply to Muslims in Canada.” (Ibid. p. 232).
Response: Those “Arab and Muslim feminists in the Middle East” are not brave; they are ignorant of the teachings of Islam, just as you are. It is not Shari’ah that needs to be reformed. It is the Muslim’s understanding of Shari’ah that needs to be reformed.
The system designed by Allāh, the Omniscient, is perfect. Allāh is Just. He does not discriminate against woman. Woman has no choice in her form and physiology; a form and physiology He gave her. Islam/Shari’ah does not have to conform to man: man has to conform to Shari’ah.
These “Muslim feminists in the Middle East” need to trash their ignorant slogans and learn the Qur’an/Islam and demand their Allāh-given rights from their equally ignorant and maybe arrogant men-folk. Let them know that they cannot expect reward from Allāh when they rob women their rights. There is no system on the face of this earth that is more just and equitable than Shari’ah.
There is no stoning in Islam.
Unless and until he received Divine revelation on a topic the Prophet Mohammad followed the Torah. The Qur’an requires that adulterers be given a hundred lashes. Slave women are to receive half the hundred. Stoning to death could not be halved–(Qur’an 24:2; 25).
There is stoning for adultery in Judaism and Christianity: “the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death”–(Lev. 20:10; Deut. 22:22; John 8:3-5).
There is no honor killing in Islam.
The Arabic word zina means sexual intercourse between two people who are not married to each other, and covers both adultery and fornication: Let no man guilty of adultery or fornication marry any but a woman similarly guilty, or an Unbeliever; and let no woman guilty of adultery or fornication, marry any but a man similarly guilty, or an unbeliever; and it is forbidden to believers–(Qur’an 24:3).
This verse shows that there is no honor killing in Islam; then those guilty of illegal sexual intercourse would not be left to have relations among themselves or with idolaters).
There is honor killing in Judaism and Christianity: “But if this thing be true, and the TOKENS OF VIRGINITY be not found for the damsel: Then they shall bring out the damsel to the door of her father’s house, and the men of her city shall STONE HER WITH STONES THAT SHE DIE: because she hath wrought folly in Israel, to play the whore in her father’s house: so shalt thou put evil away from among you”–(Deut. 22:20-21).
There is no death for apostasy in Islam.
Only one verse need be entered to support this: “Those who believe THEN DISBELIEVE, AGAIN BELIEVE AND AGAIN DISBELIEVE, then INCREASE IN DISBELIEF, Allah will never forgive them nor GUIDE them in the (right) way” –(Qur’an 4:137).
If apostates were to be killed there would be no question of them “believing” then “disbelieving” then “believing again” or of Allāh not “guiding” them as the verse says.
As stated, unless and until he received Divine revelation on a topic the Prophet Mohammad followed the Torah.
There is death for apostasy in Judaism and Christianity:
-“And that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, SHALL BE PUT TO DEATH; because he hath spoken to turn you away from the Lord your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt…If thy brother…entice thee secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which thou hast not known, thou, nor thy fathers…thou shalt surely KILL HIM”–(Deut; 13:5-16).
-“If there be found among you…man or woman ….And hath gone and served other gods, and worshipped them, either the sun or moon, or any of the host of heaven, which I have not commanded…. Then thou shalt bring forth that man or that woman…and shalt STONE THEM WITH STONES, TILL THEY DIE”–(Deut; 17:2-5).
(Jews and Christians may not be practising these commands but their God/Scripture demands it; and eternal life/heaven depends on obeying/fulfilling the commandments).
There is no death for blasphemy in Islam.
Muslims are to avoid those who deny and mock Allāh, God–(Qur’an 4:140. Also 6:68).
Muslims are admonished to not revile false Gods lest their followers ignorantly revile Allāh–(Qur’an 6:109).
Allāh says that Muslims will face “much abuse” from the People of the Book and the Idolaters; but Muslims must be “patient and keep your duty”–(Qur’an 3:185).
Those who “molest” and “annoy” the Prophet will receive chastisement in the Hereafter–(Qur’an 9:61; 33:57).
There is no order to kill these deniers/ mockers/ revilers. Further, Allāh says that those who say that Jesus is God and the Trinitarians are “blasphemers”–(Qur’an 5:75, 76). There is no order to kill these Christian “blasphemers.”
There is death for blasphemy in Judaism and Christianity: “And the Israelitish woman’s son BLASPHEMED the name of the Lord, and CURSED…let all that heard him lay their hands upon his head, and let ALL THE CONGREGATION STONE HIM…And he that BLASPHEMETH the name of the Lord, he shall SURELY BE PUT TO DEATH….And Moses spake to the children of Israel, that they should bring forth him that had CURSED out of the camp, and STONE HIM WITH STONES. And the children of Israel DID AS THE LORD COMMANDED MOSES”–(Lev.24:11-16, 23).
Islam abrogates the Biblical laws of death for adultery, homosexuality, apostasy blasphemy, honor killing, etc;–(Qur’an 2:106; 16:101. See Qur’an-abrogation & collecting).
1. Christians may not be practising the commands of the Bible, but their God/Scripture demands it, and heaven/paradise lies in obeying the commands of God.
Muslim women who convert to Christianity believing that Christianity ameliorates their lot are woefully deluded –these Muslim women know even less about Christianity than they do about Islam.
To trade Islam for Christianity, or for any other religion, is like trading the superior of an item for an inferior one; no religion can be shown to be superior to, or equal with, Islam. Islamic Shari’ah is the Supreme system.
Such Muslim women need to learn Islam and confront their males over their transgression against the injunctions of Allāh and demand their God-given rights. Whereas Islam has ennobled woman and given her rights alongside man from the cradle all the way to paradise, Christianity has woman mired in the bog of disgrace and degradation from birth to death and even beyond. (See Christianity-women).