Full text of J&K Grand Mufti Maulana Bashiruddin Ahmed's speech
The statement I have given for the girl is that they cannot related with such things as music. I suggest them to think and abide by what Islam says.
This is not good. Whatever condition our country is in, all these uprisings, is because of the shameful behaviour of people. That's why it's better for girls to stay behind veils, so that such bad things can stop from happening.
The way these girls dress up ¦in revealing clothes is not good. They should be blamed if any unfortunate incidents take place with them. It's because they invited men, and it's not the opposite gender's fault. Co-education is not good. They should be educated separately from boys. This will help improve the condition of the country. I suggest that whatever they want to do, they should not do publicly.
I would like to suggest to the parents of such girls to not support their girls. They should sing in their rooms, or within the family, but singing in public, in front of unknown men, I do not appreciate that. This gives rise to a bad situation. The condition of society is not good, and for the betterment of the country all this should not happen. One should sing for oneself.
All this singing business in public provokes men. Our daughters should be taught to be in control, this will prove good for the nation. Even in times of pre-Independence, this was not the condition, the way it is now after independence. Girls should live within limits. They should remain in veil. And should always keep their heads covered. This is the most important aspect. If they go out they should be in veil.
They should remain in poise and should specially keep their heads covered always, even in front of relatives. Because it is said that open hair attract men. Even if they want to go out, they should remain under veils.
This is very important. Girls should stay behind veil, they should not perform in front of unknown men.
They should not have been abused on Facebook. But they should have been told or advised. They can sing, but singing in public, which would provokes men, is not good. They should remain in veil.
This will only help the country. It will bring peace and order. We should tell the women that they are daughters, wives and mothers and should not perform in public. This is fatwa, too, and my suggestion too, that our girls should not perform in public, or else their is no difference between our women and film actresses.
The grand Mufti, without disrespect to him, sounds as crude as Puri Shankaracharya Niranjan Dev Saraswati and the like. These men have nurse and nourished orthodoxy in their respective religion. If they had their ways, they would drag the men of respective religions to the dark ages.
Good they do not command the destiny of men as the desire.
What I trust and believe is, that Muslim men are very considerate about being just so to Muslim women, also. What struck me about Ms. Yusufzai, is her dignity. It is apparent, this lady had a bullet hit her head, and she is still alive. It seems obvious, that Muslim men also want to treat women with dignity and respect. In India, a woman will treat a man who dresses as a woman, just like a woman. Men dress like women in Kali temples, wearing a white saree with a red border. Men don't relate to Indian women, because they seem like themselves. There seems to be no difference. Men seem to be following this idea in every interaction with women.
What is purpose of posting this bigot's speech ?
Probably to open the eyes of the likes of Shuddhabratha Sengupta who was bullshitting and our own Anwaar miyan who was nodding in agreement to his bullshit!
But then you can wake a sleeping man, not the one who is pretending to be asleep.
"In absence of GREAT Musicians, like Amir Khusrau, Nizamuddin Auliya, bade Ghulam Ali Khan, Amir Khan, barkat Ali Khan, mehdi hassan, Vilayat Khan, Bismillah Khan, Akhtari bai, Rafi, Talat, Naushad and other Innumerable Muslim Musicians, Indian Music would have been poorer..."
Amen. Even Pakistan has some incredible woman ghazal singers. ( Farida Khanum e.g.). It looks like Kashmir is going taliban's way
Let there be MORe bands like "Pragash", "Ghazal" etc...To hell with Islamic Fundoos...
In absence of GREAT Musicians, like Amir Khusrau, Nizamuddin Auliya, bade Ghulam Ali Khan, Amir Khan, barkat Ali Khan, mehdi hassan, Vilayat Khan, Bismillah Khan, Akhtari bai, Rafi, Talat, Naushad and other Innumerable Muslim Musicians, Indian Music would have been poorer...
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