Sunday, 15 April 2012

...أهلا وسهلا ومرحبا بكم

...السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

As regards to the previous posts, it can be seen that the subject matter (mad’u) in our dakwah is teenagers.

Why we specific it to teenagers? Because nowadays, there are too many problems regarding these teenagers. For example, social ills regarding female teenagers not wearing aurah properly, teenagers who had elope, disrespect the older and so on.

We are focusing more on the issue of female teenagers. Why female teenagers become our priority? Because the women position had become an issue since the jahiliyyah period.

As we can see in the jahiliyyah period, the positions of woman are not recognized and had been lowered down.  The most crucial example is they are willing to bury their daughter alive in order to preserve their reputation.

As in Quran,
وَإِذَا بُشِّرَ أَحَدُهُم بِالْأُنثَىٰ ظَلَّ وَجْهُهُ مُسْوَدًّا وَهُوَ كَظِيمٌ

“And when one of them is informed of [the birth of] a female, his face becomes dark, and he suppresses grief.”  Surah An Nahl : 58

يَتَوَارَىٰ مِنَ الْقَوْمِ مِن سُوءِ مَا بُشِّرَ بِهِ ۚ أَيُمْسِكُهُ عَلَىٰ هُونٍ أَمْ يَدُسُّهُ فِي التُّرَابِ ۗ أَلَا سَاءَ مَا يَحْكُمُونَ

“He hides himself from the people because of the ill of which he has been informed. Should he keep it in humiliation or bury it in the ground? Unquestionably, evil is what they decide.” Surah An Nahl : Ayat 59


وَكَذَٰلِكَ زَيَّنَ لِكَثِيرٍ مِّنَ الْمُشْرِكِينَ قَتْلَ أَوْلَادِهِمْ شُرَكَاؤُهُمْ لِيُرْدُوهُمْ وَلِيَلْبِسُوا عَلَيْهِمْ دِينَهُمْ ۖ وَلَوْ شَاءَ اللَّهُ مَا فَعَلُوهُ ۖ فَذَرْهُمْ وَمَا يَفْتَرُونَ

“And likewise, to many of the polytheists their partners have made [to seem] pleasing the killing of their children in order to bring about their destruction and to cover them with confusion in their religion. And if Allah had willed, they would not have done so. So leave them and that which they invent”.  Surah Al An’am : Ayat 137

The killing of babies alive are happens due to the fear of poverty. According to Imam al Qurthubi, among Arab nation they killed their babies due to the fear of poverty. They also killed them without any reason. They are clan of Rabiah and Mudlar who killed their daughters in order to preserve their dignity.

The discrimination on women not only confined to bury the daughters alive, but also affect to their life as a whole. A father can sell his daughter, men used them to satisfy their lust, they became slave that can be ordered anytime and did not have any rights in this world include right to inherit. From this situation, it can be seen that their position are too low compared to other genders.

After the coming of Islam, the position of women is dignified and towards a higher level. There is no more discrimination on them and they are now entitling to their rights in life. As we can see, women nowadays are having opportunity to seek knowledge, got their position in society, can hold position as a teacher, lawyer.

However, women nowadays did not realize what Islam has brought to them. Many of them act in contrary with what had been laid down in Syariah. As consequences, they had lowering their honour and dignity.  The examples which lead to the consequences can be seen from the posts above.

From the previous posts, we can see the problems involve the teenagers such as female teenagers not cover aurah properly, the child who disrespect their parents, teenagers who elope and so on.

As a conclusion, women need to preserve their aurah and dignity. There are reasons with what had been laid down by Syariah. And the reasons must be good and for the benefit to the Muslims and society as a whole. For examples it can prevent the social illness occur among the teenagers. Besides that, it can elevate the status of Islam in the eyes of the world. As Muslims, we need to consider the entire act done by us, because all of the acts with be questioned in the Hereafter, like Prophet Muhammad saw said:

كُلُّكُمْ رَاعٍ، وَكُلُّكُمْ مَسْؤولٌ عَنْ رَعِيَّتِهِ، فَالأَمِيرُ رَاعٍ وَهُوَ مَسْؤُولٌ، وَالرَّجُلُ رَاعٍ عَلَى أَهْلِهِ وَهُوَ مَسْؤُولٌ، وَالْمَرْأَةُ رَاعِيَةٌ عَلَى بَيْتِ زَوْجِهَا وَهِيَ مَسْؤُولَةٌ، أَلاَ وَكُلُّكُمْ رَاعٍ، وَكُلُّكُمْ مَسْؤُولٌ عَنْ رَعِيَّتِهِ

Narrated Ibn Umar: The Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, said: “All of you are shepherds and each of you is responsible for his flock. A man is the shepherd of the people of his house and he is responsible. A woman is the shepherd of the house of her husband and she is responsible. Each of you is a shepherd and each is responsible for his flock.”


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