Tariq Jameel Finally Apologises For Anti-Women Remarks
Renowned Islamic preacher Maulana Tariq Jameel has 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.”
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, but as a reminder to get closer to what Allah teaches us.
— Tariq Jamil (@TariqJamilOFCL) April 27, 2020
He said that there was no excuse for giving ‘hurtful’ remarks and making people ‘uncomfortable’. Maulana Tairq Jameel then apologised to those who were ‘inadvertently hurt’ due to his anti-women remarks during live telethon. “I pray that Allah accept our good deeds and forgive our shortcomings,” he added.
On Thursday, during a pre-Ramzan live telethon, Maulana Tariq Jameel blamed ‘immodest women’ for causing coronavirus pandemic in Pakistan. He said that ‘behaya‘ (immodest) women are a national issue and curing the nation of immodesty might lead to a better tomorrow.
Earlier, in a video of a sermon that had gone viral on social media, Maulana Tariq Jameel openly objectifies and sexualises women to an audience of hundreds of men.