بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
الحمد لله رب العالمين وصلى الله وسلم على رسول الله وعلى آله وأصحابه ومن اهتدى بهديه إلى يوم الدين
The drama and slander created against Sh. Abu ‘Eesa not only brought him a lot of insults but also numerous insults to Islam indirectly but would these ‘Muslim’ feminists ever understand? If that wasn’t enough, some notable Shuyookh showed their true colour in this time of confusion. Sigh. More than anything this incident has unveiled the ‘ijl or gods of people’s hearts. Today people do not worship a calf like the Bani Israeel. Instead they are bent on worshipping their opinions. Allahul Must’aan. Unfortunately, I do not have the time to write an article since my baby’s unwell. However, I will not let this slide and I have taken it upon myself to show the hypocrisy of these ‘feminists’ in my lifetime inshaa’Allah.
For now, I’d like to promote the following status updates on facebook. May Allah swt help us differentiate the Truth from falsehood and make us steadfast upon Truth despite the many bullies out there. Ameen.
Before I end: a very warm congratulations to Sh. Abu ‘Eesa on the birth of his daughter Hebah. May Allah swt continue to bless his household. Ameen!
With this walhamdolialh,
[P.S. Comments which are not within the boundaries of etiquette will be deleted quite enthusiastically inshaa’Allah for it is an obligation upon me to forbid the evil on my own blog.]
Shaykh Kamal el Mekki’s response to Shaykh Abu ‘Eesa’s haters:
Hey Abu Eesa did you really think I would let you take all that hate by yourself? This is my territory yara! My apologies for the delay, I was oblivious to this thing for a while and then I was traveling internationally (I am actually writing this on the plane).
Although this is the perfect opportunity to throw Abu Eesa under the bus and come out victorious; I have to come out of hiding for the following reasons;
1. My potent combination of manliness and awesomeness dictates such.
2. Nobody hates on Abu Eesa but me.
3. I would gladly take a bullet for my friend (rubber only, and just one).
4. I want to defeat Abu Eesa while he is at his strongest and on my own, I don’t need anyone’s help.
5. I don’t want to resemble those who took this opportunity to win some brownie points with the women. You know very well what I put in my brownies!
As for all the men who joined the bandwagon and attacked AE; I will deal with you on a separate post. It was an issue that didn’t involve you but you couldn’t wait to inject yourself into it. You will experience firsthand how a lion deals with hyenas.
But on a serious note (and I do mean a serious note, I have resisted every temptation to make sardonic remarks):
1. The Prophet salalahu alayhi wa salam described the hypocrites as severe when they disagree. You could have just objected to the jokes. But sadly, you had to ask for firings and such. Others tried to drag Almaghrib into this as well. The believers would have only commented on the offense and not gone beyond. It is amazing that some quoted ahadith about correcting brothers. Is this how you correct your brother?
2. There were companions who committed major sins, yes MAJOR sins (adultery, slander), but they were still considered believers and their good deeds in the past were not forgotten. Mistah ibn Uthathah slandered a chaste woman but his good deeds and his participation at badr were not forgotten. Allah still commanded Abu Bakr to do good to him (24:22). Someone said Abu Eesa is not to be called a shaykh. So that’s how it works? You cancel out years of good work and speech if someone makes one mistake (I’m not saying he made a mistake by the way)?
3. We all hate it when the kuffar go into an innocent Muslim’s history to try to dig up dirt, and when they find nothing they quote statements out of context. They do this because they don’t fear Allah and they don’t care for the truth. Some tried to going back in time to prove their case against AE using past jokes and posts. What is the value of knowing about Allah and His Messenger salalahu alayhi wa salam if in the end, you behave just like someone who never heard of Allah and His messenger?
4. Be the one insulted and not the one insulting. You lost the minute you started to personally insult the man. Which is worse; a joke about women that is tasteless (in your eyes) or actually insulting an individual? How can someone possibly think they’re on the higher ground when they directly insult and assail someone else for telling a joke? Put the two on both sides of the balance and see which is worse. By what standards is it ok for girls in their twenties to insult a speaker who is older than they are, has gray hairs and is a father? At what point did we lose all the adab in our communities, and think it’s OK to publicly insult people?
5. Or perhaps you think it’s ok to try to ruin and tarnish someone’s reputation? So you’re religious enough to ‘correct’ and to state what is wrong, but you are not God fearing enough to realize that launching a campaign against someone is far more serious? You lie against someone saying he promotes rape and still think you’re in the right and they’re in the wrong?
What does it say about you when you try to ruin someone’s life because of something you didn’t like (not a major sin mind you)? Can we claim to be any better than the tyrants we hear about on the news? Why aren’t we able to separate between what we like and what we dislike about an individual?
I would like to conclude by telling you about the most unique and incredible battle in the history of mankind, the battle of Siffin. Believers would fight during the day and after the battle would go into the other camp and chat and converse. Unlike us, they could clearly separate between disagreeing with someone on the one hand, and still seeing them as brothers and as believers on the other. They didn’t allow their quarrel over an issue to spill into every other dynamic of their lives.
Brothers and sisters, we are mistreated and dealt with unjustly in the world today because we do the same to each other. Let’s change ourselves and change will come.
Be the hated and not the hater.
Be the insulted and not the one insulting.
Be the killed and not the killer.
This was shared in my newsfeed:
Feminism is a disease not just within Islam but within secular society. It has contributed towards the moral decay of most societies around the world. It has given rise to the porn industry, the sexualisation of our society, it has contributed towards the breakdown of the family system and it has given rise to a number of other societal ills that we face today in modern times.
Feminism in the 21st century is simultaneously illogical, unnecessary, and evil. It hates the very gender it wants to safeguard and it is no exaggeration to state that its greatest enemies are not men but women. Throughout the centuries feminists have hijacked important issues related to women, such as rape, FGM, domestic abuse and used them to champion their own selfish agenda.
These are the very people that glorify hate speech against men and cry when men make humorous inferences against them and their disgusting ideology. This is the same group that has given women a false sense of confidence to utter whatever they want without weighing up the consequences it will have on them and their families.
So it is no surprise that yesterday feminists and their male sympathisers decided to crawl out of the woodworks when a person of knowledge made an innocent joke about women. The irony is that the very women who had contentions with the joke, would not have thought twice about laughing had the joke been at the expense of men; thus proving the hypocrisy of feminists and those who follow their mindset.
The fact is Muslim women do not need feminism. The day women begin to embrace the ideas of feminism is the day they need to fear for their religion. The Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) gave women all the rights they needed. So for women to hijack his teachings and amalgamate them within their own selfish ideology not only goes against what he taught but it goes against the fundamental principles of Islam.