Part Two: Out of context I don’t think so

When we posted a video containing extracts from lectures given by Dr Sahib he demanded an apology and said that the anti-Semitic and misogynistic words we had put together in the video were taken out of context. In order to show the context for one quote I watched one video and wrote the following post. Before I could analyse the second video however the mosque shut down their Youtube channel’s public access and I thought I would be unable to show the context of the rest of the quotes.

Fortunately, a reader had taken the time to download the videos so I have been able to continue in my quest to provide context for each quote.

The context of the second quote was that it was taken from a lecture about slander. A story was used to illustrate the message. Dr Sahib tells his audience about a 15 year old wife who was falsely accused of doing something forbidden with the man who leads the end camel of the caravan. She had been accidentally left behind by the caravan after she had left her camel to answer the call of nature. Her camel had a tent like structure on it so they were not aware that she was not inside when they left. The guy who rides at the tail end of the caravan finds her sleeping without her face covered. He looks away and says something and she wakes up and immediately covers her face. He then gives her his camel to ride on. When they reach their destination she ends up sick for a month unaware of the slander that is being spread about her and the last camel guy. When she is told about it she says to her husband…

“will you give me permission I want to go to my parent’s place? He said yes.This is very important even in the time when it was the time of difficulties, she needed the permission of her husband to step out of the house ( quote in Arabic ) No woman can dare to step out without the permission of her husband, regardless of whoever you are wherever you are simple as that. This is the command of Allah ( quote in Arabic )”

-Dr Sahib

After making that statement about it being a command of Allah’s that a woman no matter who she is or where she is should ask the permission of her husband, Dr Sahib goes on to talk about slander on social media today. He talks about how easy it is to spread slander and rumours on social media about Islam. He talks about how verification is needed. He links the story of slander from the past to slander in the present day. He says,

“you are responsible to know the truth, what is right and what is wrong. To promote what is right and put an end to what is wrong. That is why we are the best of the ulema”

-Dr Sahib

I agree with him that verification is needed and that is why I have provided the context of his statement about women. I want to be very clear about the context in which he made that statement. He was teaching a lesson about how slander is wrong by using a story about slander from the past to illustrate his point. He also took the opportunity to use that same story from the past to point out that “No woman can dare to step out without the permission of her husband, regardless of whoever you are wherever you are simple as that”. He said that “This is the command of Allah”.

 

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