Thoughts Lead To Appreciation
One frequently encounters Muslims and non-Muslims vehement in their aversion to the Saudi Arabian government and Ulema.
In this article, I present a comprehensive refutation of the most repeated accusations.
a) No Female Drivers: This is allegedly such a heinous crime against womanhood that pretentious sympathizers of women freedom raise their banner of dissent.
“Women must drive”, they chant.
Incidentally, many of these voices of dissent are Pakistanis who should instead chant,
considering Pakistanis are notorious for dishonour murders.
The amusement lies in the narration of the lead female dissenter that she was trained to obediently avoid listening to music while the male members of her household enjoyed listening to music to her knowledge!
“Women need a functioning brain!” I chant.
As much as I look forward to the day women in Saudi Arabia are able to drive vehicles, the inability of women to drive is as much an issue of importance as the inability of a supposedly tyrant king to destroy the Prophet’s grave which lies in the former’s territory.
My ardent readanistas are pardoned should they wonder at my assertions.
Do I drive? Have I ever driven a vehicle? In one word, the response to both questions is “NO”.
That is how insignificant driving remains.
As self-delusion is among their freedoms, my critics are, of course, free to delude self that my no-driving status was enforced by a man or by the Saudi Arabian government.
b) Wipe Off Female Secretion: Just as with the ban on women driving, I became aware of this 13 years ago.
My beloved Shaykhs issued a Fatwa mandating women to cleanse secretions off our reproductive orifice before our Salah (Prayer).
As with driving, many Muslim women have made derogatory remarks against my glorious Ulema.
If only those women had any beneficial control of their faculties, they will agree this issue is too trivial to necessitate insulting the Ulema who continue to issue Fatawa protecting women against harm and in whose territory any man guilty of the murder of his wife is swiftly executed, even if his murdered wife was one of those women who promote torture in marriage.
The only addition I might make would be to bury both husband and wife in the same shroud and in the same grave. They can continue with that excuse of a marriage of theirs in their grave, as they did not wish to separate from each other in this life.
I should add that many women who rant against the Saudi Arabian Ulema and government are the very women who endorse the husband’s right of abuse.
My loyal readanistas may wonder at my actions over these 13 years.
The day I heard of this Fatwa, a woman retorted how unreasonable the Shaykh was.
In paradox, this woman was insistent on a woman’s obedience of her husband including when the husband’s instruction is unreasonable.
I remained silent and have been silent, except for two recent occasions.
Do I wipe myself of secretions? Do I check my orifice or underwear to ensure I am secretion-free?
The response to both questions is a negative.
The only times I emphasize consciousness of my bodily secretions prior to my Salah are to check for the commencement and cessation of my menstruation.
Every secretion is part of me and is pure until there is evidence to the contrary.
c) No Opposition To The King: Pakistanis allege Saudi Arabians do not dare speak out against my dear King AbdAllah for fear of repression.
If only Pakistanis and their farce of an Islamic republic had knowledge of Islamic governance, they will appreciate – if they possess the capacity to appreciate the truth – that Allah instructed the governed to respect and obey their leaders.
If only Pakistanis had any iota of Islamic Knowledge, they will understand the implications of the Ahadeeth where the Messenger of Allah declared as not of his followers any Muslim who opposes and alienates self from the leader.
If Pakistanis had any awareness of Islamic Civil Law, they will learn from eminent Ulema, past and present, who criticised any Muslim for a negative word against the leader.
Such was the emphasis which the Ulema placed on the consequences of unguarded speeches that they refrained from making utterances against leaders, even privately.
The Ulema addressed their concerns directly to the kings, either in letters or in person.
The communications were straight to the point, punctuated with the Words of Allah and His Messenger, and courteous.
These are the principles of freedom of expression of variance to leaders.
If Pakistanis had any semblance of common sense, they will acknowledge the consequences of civil strife to the unity and security of the Ummah.
If the internal conflicts that engulfed Muslims in the early decades after Hijrah are not convincing evidences, they can always rely on first-hand experience – Pakistan itself is a failed state.