Modesty where art thou?

By Syeda Qudsia Mashhadi.

The Prophet [sm] said, “Emaan [faith] and Haya [modesty] are two things that stay together; if one leaves, so does the other.”

All hell has broken loose as the social networking and video hosting sites on internet have been burning for last two days with the leaked behind-the-scenes video of the renowned Islamic scholar [?] and host of Islamic programs, Dr. Amir Liaquat Hussain. This is a tremendously shocking discovery for people like me who knew Dr. Amir as a respected and ‘Islamic’ minded person, someone who loved reciting naats in his shows.

Everyone is still reeling in shock and anger. Pakistanis around the world are feeling betrayed and it is no wonder. This is the man they had become used to spending their Ramazan with. Especially, it is most painful for women who had come to think of him as a champion of their rights.

The most painful thing for me is the horror that our daughters and sisters had to bear while watching [read ‘hearing‘] this leaked video. This increase in their vocabulary was totally uncalled for. As if this torture was not enough, the filthy sentences uttered by Dr. sahib have become the catch phrases and latest hot jokes in the males who are insensitively repeating that garbage on Facebook, Twitter, etc. Everyone has heard of Sadqa-e-Jariya, but I am sorry to say that Dr. Amir takes the credit of this Gunah-e-Jariya. Who knows what kind of language men use when no females are around! But there always had been a ‘hijab’ and now I see that hijab badly shaken. Astaghfirullah!

The public in general, is very critical of men with beard and women wearing ‘burqas’; they are ready to pounce on the tiniest of faults of ‘Islamic’ people. “Daikho zara, bara naik banta hai!” And what to say if that ‘Islamic’ person also happens to be a famous scholar!! Then his responsibilities increase hundred times!

I only wish that, even if Dr. Amir was in the habit of using this vulgar language, he should have had given some thought to his public persona and adapted accordingly. It would have been wise to change himself according to his Islamic image.Some people are still in disbelief, so much so that they have called the video fake even after the media gurus have given verdict about its authenticity. I am not surprised at their disbelief, though. This is the same mouth from which naats and durood came out.

A question comes to mind; “If the video was fake, why in the hell was Geo TV removing it from Youtube with Copyrights claim with lightening speed??

Another ugly aspect of this whole affair is the role of Jew TV. Jew TV was well aware of this truth. Why did they wait so long to expose this so-called Islamic scholar? Were they sleeping before, or is it because Dr. Amir works for another TV network now? Or is it because they have sold themselves to the Devil and give a hoot about character-building of the Nation??

We should learn lessons from this whole affair and improve ourselves as a Nation, inshaAllah.

To sum up, I will quote a hadees about Ulma-e-Su:

Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “There will appear in the end times, people who seek the Dunya with religion. In front of the people they wear clothes made of wool to give the impression of their humility, their speeches are sweeter than sugar, but their hearts are the hearts of wolves (very fond of wealth and position). Allah says, ‘Are you fooled by Me (the mercy and opportunities I give) or that you dare towards Me? By My Self, I swear. I will send down disasters from among their own on those who turn decent people into confusion so they are not able to get away from it.’” [Tirmidhi]

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5 thoughts on “Modesty where art thou?

  1. MashahALLAH a must read article

  2. Asia

    I am astonished on the astonishment of people, AlhumdulilLah something at heart always told me this guy is not trustworthy and i used to wonder why people like his anchoring or acting, thanks to ALlah the He brought his reaL face out now.

  3. Hassan

    seriously a time of reflection for us all. If we are practicing Muslims and no positive change is seen in our behavior then we need to figure where are we going wrong.

    A well-written post.


  4. Salam,

    I too am amazed at the reaction of people without even analysing the situation. He used to be a big time fraud and a show off yet right after he refuted rushdi as well as supported death sentence for rushdi as well as anyone who tried to insult Sarkar e Doaalam sal Allahu alayehi vasallam, he had to leave not only leave ministry but leave this country as well as it would be easier to leave this world after leaving MQM having had defied their policies. Now he strictly criticized Geo news network for showing The Message and for some other things about them as well as kicked Altaf again in one of his columns where he showed sympathy to a person living in london asked to save supplies for some time. Mubasshir Lucman was also on his hit list. This video emerged after a couple of days after that and geo news network kept on getting it off youtube which made things even more controversial (something’s removal from youtube isn’t a scale to gauge its authenticity as my reply to that was also removed by claim from geo network). Now the video contains several old clips joined together (a person having even the slightest of idea about how news channels work exactly knows how difficult it is to find various tapes and join clips from them) as well as an old clip where he was doing tabarrah and that too not clearly taking any name but Hazrat Muawiyyah’s R.A. He had done taubah openly for all these things afterwards so we are no one to blame him for that as after that time, no proof whatsoever has be provided about him doing the same (tabarrah as well as using foul language). His excuse, however, was an in vain attempt to save his face as he might have had done so after someone asking him to do so which made things even worse. Yet we can’t blame anyone for something for which he has repented publicly and done taubah. Everybody must know about an incident where a Sihabi R.A was stoned for fornication after he himself admitted of the sin. Right after stoning, some Sihabah R.A were doing he same (calling him bad), Muhammad sal Allahu alayehi vasallam was passing by; He sal Allahu alayehi vasallam stopped right there, asked those Sihabah R.A to accompany Him sal Allahu alayehi vasallam and took them to a dead donkey asking them to eat its meat. When they were perturbed by this, Sarkar sal Allahu alayehi vasallam said, “The act you were doing was worse than this.I swear upon Allah who owns Muhammad’s sal Allahu alayehi vasallam soul that after repenting and the kind of toubah he did, he is enjoying (actual word used was diving) in heaven’s ponds. So we should be careful about analysing things and about their chronological occurrence while commenting. His comments about Yousuf Ali could directly be related to the massive disinformation that has been spread about him through mass media during the years and it is our duty to get to him and explain the whole situation to him rather than firing directly at him for doing something about which he doesn’t have a clearer idea of.

    JazakAllah Khair, and Allah knows the best.

  5. جس معاشرے میں عدل نہ ہو وہاں اللہ کا فضل نہیں ہوتا،عامرلیاقت

    لاہور(نمائندہ جنگ) معروف ریسرچ اسکالر اور جیو نیٹ ورک کے وائس پریذیڈنٹ ڈاکٹر عامر لیاقت حسین نے کہا ہے کہ نبی کریم صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم کی معراجوں میں سے ایک معراج یہ بھی ہے کہ آپ نے اپنے کردار کی فقید المثال بلندی سے خون کے پیاسوں اور بت پرستوں کوخدائے واحد کی بارگاہ میں سرنگوں کرکے یہ ثابت کردیا کہ طاقت تلوار میں نہیں بلکہ کردار میں ہوتی ہے لاہور میں سینٹرل کالج برائے خواتین میں ”اسوہٴ حسنہ اور حسنِ معاشرت“ کے موضوع پر لیکچر دیتے ہوئے ممتاز مقرر نے کہا کہ جس معاشرے میں عدل نہیں ہوتا اُس معاشرے پر اللہ تعالیٰ کا فضل نہیں ہوتااِسی لیے تمام انبیا اور بالخصوص پیغمبرآخر الزماں اور اُن کے اصحاب نے اپنی مبارک حیاتیں صرف اور صرف عدل،انصاف اوراللہ کے قانون کی بالادستی کے لیے وقف کردی تھیں اور یہی وہ فطری حسن تھا جس نے حسنِ معاشرت کو جنم دیا۔ اُنہوں نے کہا کہ اسوہٴ حسنہ دراصل حق کے پرچارکا نام ہے جس کے اصول جبر و استبداد نہیں بلکہ اعلیٰ اخلاق ہیں اور ہمارے پیارے نبی نے اِس راہ میں ناقابلِ بیان تکالیف سہہ کر تمام عالم انسانیت پر یہ واضح کردیاکہ کسی بھی انسان کے لیے استقامت سے بہترکوئی ہتھیار نہیں، اورمقصدکے حصول کے لیے ہمیشہ ڈٹنا ہے ،پتھرکھاکرہٹنا نہیں ہے ۔ اُنہوں نے کہاکہ جس طرح ہمارے نبی کے ہر عمل کی ایک معراج ہے اُسی طرح اسوہٴ حسنہ کی معراج معاشرے میں حق و انصاف کا قیام ہے جس نے طاقت وروں کے تکبرکو پارہ پارہ کردیا۔عامر لیاقت کا کہنا تھا کہ نظامِ عدل پرسوال اُٹھانے والوں کو تاریخ نے خوارج کے علاوہ اور کوئی نام نہیں دیااور آج بھی جو اللہ کے نظامِ عدل اور نبی کے پیمانہٴ انصاف کامنکر ہے وہ اسلام ہی نہیں بلکہ انسانیت کی صفوں سے بھی خارج ہے ۔اُنہوں نے کہا کہ نبی کریم صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم نے تو حسنِ معاشرت کی بنیاد اُسی دن رکھ دی تھی جب بعض بااثر افراد نے سرکار کے بہت ہی پیارے اُسامہ بن زید رضی اللہ تعالیٰ عنہ کے ذریعے کسی ملزم کے حق میں سفارش کرانا چاہی توکریم المرتبت نے سفارش،پرچی اور تعلقات کے دباؤکو یہ کہہ کر ہمیشہ کے لیے ختم کردیا کہ ”محمد صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم کی بیٹی فاطمہ بھی چوری کرتی تو میں اُس کے ہاتھ کاٹ دیتا“۔اُنہوں نے کہا کہ نبی کا یہ عمل ایک جانب اپنے پیارے اُسامہ کو ایسے لوگوں سے ہوشیار کرانا تھا تو دوسری جانب اپنا اور اپنی بیٹی کا تذکرہ کرکے بااثر افراد کو یہ باورکرانا تھا کہ تم سب ہی جان لوکائنات میں ہم سے زیادہ افضل ،اعلیٰ اور بااثرکون ہوگا؟ اورکون تصور بھی کرسکتا ہے کہ سیدہ فاطمہ (معاذ اللہ)چوری کریں گی؟لیکن جب قانون کی عملداری کے لیے جب میں اپنے جگرکے ٹکڑے کا صرف مثال دینے کے لیے نام لے سکتا ہوں توپھر کسی اور کی حیثیت ہی کیا ہے ۔عامر لیاقت کا یہ لیکچر 2گھنٹے جاری رہا جسے طالبات کی ایک کثیر تعداد نے انتہائی انہماک سے سنا اور بعد میں اُن سے سوالات بھی کیے۔اِس موقع پر ممتاز کالم نگاروں سیدارشاد احمد عارف ، رؤف طاہر،جیو نیٹ ورک کے ڈائریکٹر انفوٹینمنٹ عبدالرؤف اور ممتاز صحافی و دانش ور ضیا الحق نقشبندی نے بھی خطاب کیا اور عامر لیاقت حسین کو زبردست خراجِ تحسین پیش کیا۔تقریب میں سینٹرل گروپ آف کالجزکے بانی میاں عادل رشید کے علاہ میاں عمر رشید،میاں عمیر اور یونس بھٹی بھی موجود تھے جبکہ نظامت کے فرائض عقیل احمد نے انجام دیے۔

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