Thoughts Lead To Appreciation
The widespread perception is that a Muslim is necessarily a republican; the most commonly quoted uniting principle being the anti-abortion stance.
The proof of the Sharee’ah’s position against abortion is deduced from the Aayaat (Verses) of the Qur’an which ban the murder of ones children – the context was the prohibition of the practice of killing of daughters at birth – and that analogy is valid.
There is, however, a contradiction in practice among some Muslims. In certain communities, the murder of a woman or girl is a rite of passage. Yet, members of these societies rant about abortion. They disregard the implication of the Clear Text of the Qur’an and entangle themselves in an analogy. Ridiculous!
It is well known that men do not bear a pregnancy. In communities where women present themselves as irrelevant and victims of the society, men are not found in labour wards, experiencing the pangs of childbirth.
Previously, I was determined that given the opportunity, I would live among these communities of Muslims to discover whether women were so irrelevant that men give birth to their own offspring. I have since had a change of mind, primarily because of my reluctance to be driven crazy. It is bad enough listening to them. I do not want to live among them as well.
I have wondered why women concerned do not defend their daughters against harm. Women who do not protect self against harm can not be expected to defend other, least of all a child of no apparent consequence.
A Muslim is both pro-life and pro-choice. But only those who value their lives can make a choice to defend the life of a child, born and unborn.
I live and I choose that any child of mine must live.