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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