Tantawi, Egypt and Niqaab
October 8, 2009 § 18 Comments
Tantawi goes and does it again. I can’t bring to call him Shaykh anymore. I am so upset at this I can’t even begin to put it into words.
Egypts reputed Sunni Scholar of Al Azhar, Yes, the famour Al Azher, one of the top most reputed Islamic Universities come out with the statement banning Niqaab in all schools and universities. And guess what? He doesn’t just stop there, he forcibly removes the Niqaab of a 16 year old in front of her classmates and then goes on to say something crude to her by commenting on her looks. He denys that Niqaab is a part of Islam [At the very least it is Sunnah]. Oh and he takes another step ahead by saying that he knows more about the religion then her and her Parents.
SubhanAllah… these are our so-called ‘Shyookh’ – he shows no respect for the haya and honour of a Muslim Woman which is sacred in Islam and then he shows arrogance when the Prophet sallalahu alayhi wasallam has said that a Man with even an ounce of kibr in his heart will not enter into Paradise.
I’m shocked. Dismayed and saddened, not to mention, as a Niqaabi myself I can’t even begin to imagine how humiliated that girl must have felt.
May Allah subhanna wa ta’ala grant our Sisters in Egypt Sabr and steadfastness and replace our misguided Ulema with guided ones. Ameen.
Shaykh Yasir Qadhi does an excellent article [satire] on Muslimmatters here.