Fawzia Peer’s ‘sin­ful life’ de­fies Sharia laws

Sunday Tribune - - NEWS&VIEWS -

WITH ref­er­ence to Nabeelah Shaikh’s ar­ti­cle on Fawzia Peer (Sun­day Tri­bune Herald, July 16), the pur­pose of life on Earth, for Mus­lims, is to be in sub­mis­sion to the com­mands of their cre­ator.

To be able to do this, we must be thor­oughly ac­quainted with his com­mands. The ar­ti­cle out­lin­ing deputy mayor Fawzia Peer’s life shows it’s clearly in con­flict with Is­lamic teach­ing. To me, it seems her sin­ful life, which is in the pub­lic do­main, does not prick her con­science. She is a “pro­gres­sive” Western­ised woman, the an­tithe­sis of Mus­lim wom­an­hood. They prowl the streets, rub shoul­ders with ev­ery Tom, Dick and Harry and project their voices in pub­lic.

Does Mrs Peer not know the pris­tine laws of the Sharia? Pic­ture mak­ing/pho­tog­ra­phy are for­bid­den, a na­tion will not pros­per that as­signs its af­fairs to women. Is­lam is a sys­tem of pa­tri­archy and women may not emerge from their homes un­less com­pelled by cir­cum­stances. When cir­cum­stances arise they must cover their bod­ies, face and hair. A ELIAS Ash­erville

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