Maulana Tariq Jameel’s comments on women create controversy

Maulana Tariq Jameel’s comments on women create controversy
KARACHI: Renowned religious scholar Maulana Tariq Jameel’s recent comments on women in Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Ehsaas Telethon have once again created controversy.
Earlier on Thursday, Maulana Tariq Jameel was invited to the Ehsaas Telethon to initiate a collective prayer for the general public and also to guide people on how to take precautionary measures amid the coronavirus pandemic.
In his speech, Maulana Tariq Jameel stressed the need of spirituality, faith, and rationality in order to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.
The religious scholar urged the people of Pakistan to look inwards and repent to Allah for their sins to get rid of the mayhem of coronavirus. He also supported the government’s decision to suspend congregational prayers and mass gatherings in the mosque.
He quoted historical anecdotes from the Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) and his teachings to explain the importance of the preventive measures. He added that protecting the lives of others and oneself is a key part of the Islamic faith.
In the latter part of his speech, Maulana Tariq Jameel spoke about his dissatisfaction with morality in our country. He displayed his dismay over the clothing choices of women and their desire to dance.
He said, “When a Muslim’s daughter practices immodesty and the youth indulges in immorality, then Allah’s torment is unto such a nation.”
He then quoted the example of the people of Lot and how Allah consequently sent them several torments because they crossed all boundaries when it came to morality.
The remarks have fired up a debate on social media platforms. Both groups exchanged harsh comments while discussing the merits and demerits of Maulana Tariq Jameel’s participation in the telethon.
People criticized the remarks over the repercussions of simply blaming women for the virus:

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