No Place in Islam for Oppression

In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful & Compassionate “Two more girls’ schools blown up in Swat.” I read the headlines, half the story, and then my mind wandered, imagining the thoughts that would race through readers’ minds as they read the news. What shakes the world is not merely the oppression of women, but the clothing of this oppression in garbs of piety and righteousness. Islam—apparently—alters our moral sense, and normalizes, even glorifies, oppression. This mere thought shakes the world, and it shakes me, too. But what shakes me more is how localized oppression in illiterate, tribal villages is somehow “logically” projected onto all of one billion Muslims of the present and the billions more of the past. Read more…

Thank you Shaykh Hamza Karamali for this insightful read. May Allah reward you and your family with His Tawfeeq. Allahumma Ameen.

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