Esteemed Islamic scholar Maulana Tariq Jameel made an appearance during the live telethon held by PM Imran Khan to raise money towards Coronavirus, during which the Maulana made a sermon followed by a dua. And people are not happy.
The Maulana discussed the four points the Holy Prophet SAW hoped would be adopted by his people to make them successful in this life, as well as the hereafter. The first and second points were to always speak the truth, even if it costs you your life and to never betray anyone.
The third point, which has caused some controversy, according to Maulana Jameel is ‘Ikhlaaq’. ” Teesra unho ne (Prophet PBUH) farmaya, apne Ikhlaaq achay rakhna. Aur ikhlaaq ka sabse ooncha maqaam haya hai.” He continued, ” Meri des ki betiyo ko kaun nacha raha hai? Unke kapray, libaas mukhtasir kaun karwa raha hai?” “Jab musalman ki beti behayi ki taraf chal paray, nawjawan behayi ki taraf chal parein, toh Allah ki rehmat…” The Maulana continued on to give the example of Qaum-e-Loot and how their immodesty brought not one but 5 curses on them, and talked about how the youth of today has strayed from the way of the Holy Prophet PBUH, especially the youths of private schools.
The final point was ‘Rizq-e-Hilaal’, which means earn and spend what you make honestly and with integrity.
While the Maulana has not directly put the blame of the novel Coronavirus on women and their immodesty, people were not pleased with the way he worded some of his points:
DID MULANA TARIQ JAMEEL REALLY SAY JHOOT AUR DHOKAY K BAAD BEHAYA AURTAIN IS MULK KA MASLA HAI AND THEN CHANGED IT TO NAUJAWAN BUT STILL RAPE???? CHILD ABUSE??? HARASSMENT?? HONOUR KILLINGS??? GOD ISNT ANGRY ABOUT ALL THAT BUT MY SHORT SHIRT IS THE WORSE???
— a (@Abbasayy) April 23, 2020
While others defended the Maulana:
It's ok if you don't agree with some points of Moulana Tariq Jameel but He's literally the only person who never spread hate in any of his speeches never have I heard him saying anything bad about a certain sect, He only spread the message of love, unity, peace…1/3 #tariqjamil pic.twitter.com/V1CGxIQXHO
— Lahori Boy (@Lhrboy_) April 23, 2020
Watch the full video below and form your own opinion: