Stop Blaming Women For Calamities And Look Within: Dr Ghamidi Tells Clerics
Islamic scholar Javed Ahmad Ghamidi has asked the clerics to stop blaming women for natural calamities and to look at major sins that are deep-rooted in the Pakistani society.
Javed Ghamidi, while giving an interview to journalist Shahzaib Khanzada on his show, commented on the clerics’ opinion that natural calamities occur due to ‘immodest women’. He said that the pandemics and natural disasters don’t discriminate and occur as per the law of God, and their phenomenon has nothing to do with any particular gender.
سمجھ نہیں آتا کہ جب ہم برائیوں پر توجہ کی بات کرتے ہیں تو اپنے سارے کبیرہ گناہ بھول کر توجہ کا مرکز خواتین کا لباس کیوں بن جاتا یے۔
مذہبی اسکالر جاوید احمد غامدی pic.twitter.com/9wfLFqPoav
— Shahzeb Khanzada (@shazbkhanzdaGEO) April 28, 2020
“I never understand why we start discussing the clothes of women while talking about the ills of our society. The religious segment totally ignores the major sins in our society such as adulteration even in medicines, and highlights what women’s deeds,” he added.
On Tuesday, renowned Islamic preacher Maulana Tariq Jameel finally apologised for blaming ‘immodest women’ for the spread of deadly coronavirus in Pakistan during the live telethon on Thursday. The cleric took to Twitter to issue a clarification regarding his remarks that were criticised by many segments of society.
He said, “Recently I made some comments that I wish to clarify. My aim was to point out that we are all to blame for our current state. It was meant to be a general remark not targeting any specific men, women, persons or gender.”