Maulana Tariq Jamil’s bayaan last night has sparked a lot of controversy on social media. The controversy has caused people to bash him for his choice of words while the rest have taken it upon themselves to defend the religious cleric. The question remains, whether it was a case of poor choice of words or just misinterpretation of the Maulana’s words. Let’s find out!
What Did Maulana Tariq Jamil Actually Say?
The point of controversy in the bayaan last night was the Maulana’s statements regarding how common immorality has become nowadays. Maulana Tariq Jamil stated that when youth gives way to immorality and it becomes common, then Allah brings his Azaab on to such a nation. He stated;
“Who is making the daughters of the nation dance? Who is making them wear revealing clothes? When a muslim’s daughter, or a muslim’s youngsters stop being modest, God’s blessings…”, trailing off.
He also gave examples of other calamities in Islamic history, befalling those who normalized immorality. Putting emphasis on Qom-e-Loot, who indulged in homosexuality, it can be ascertained that his main point was that God stops bestowing his blessings unto those who fall astray from the right path.
From this, it is clear that everything the Maulana put emphasis on the “youth” and the youth does not comprise of only female population. As for the whole “immodest women” thing causing controversy, people just missed his point completely.
His statements about the daughters of the nation can mean thousands of things. One interpretation of it would be that he meant the demonic douche bags who oppress and force women to go through vulgar things and it IS very common all over the world that women are forced into prostitution. To top it off, he simply up and blamed himself for not being able guide people towards the right path.
All of this makes it crystal clear that people just failed to interpret his statements and were quick to take offense to something that was not there.
Reactions On Social Media
People on social media were quick to over-blow this matter, bashing Maulana Tariq Jamil for his comments. Completely missing the point of the Maulana’s bayaan, a twitter user – while bringing up his recent sermon – said;
Tariq Jameel just said 'immodest women' were a national problem, second only to 'jhoot' and 'dhoka.' He lamented, "meray mulk ki betiyon ko koun nacha raha hai?"
First, we're not your daughters
Second, didn't you just describe IN DETAIL the bodies of hoors during a sermon?
— Hamna Zubair (@hamnazubair) April 23, 2020
Among the many others jumping on the bandwagon, one twitter user labelled the religious cleric as a “Darbari Molvi”.
Maulana Tariq Jameel should stick to praising his lords. Auraton kay kapron pe na jaya karain. Who’s he fooling with the “behayai” talk? We have all heard him describe and salivate over hoors.
— Ayesha. (@AyeshaSGardezi) April 23, 2020
On the other hand, there were also those who came to the Maulana’s defense.
The people who're criticizing Maulana Tariq Jameel are the ones who don't know what actual Islam is. Our religion teaches us to promote unity & compassion instead of division & hatred.
May Allah help Imran Khan & Pakistan (Ameen)#tariqjamil @ImranKhanPTI pic.twitter.com/7LduuMPUMG
— Nida Bajwa (@NidaBajwaMurad) April 24, 2020
One user clarified on the Maulana’s statements for those who did not get it as well, saying that it encompasses all forms of immorality and not women clothing alone.
I totally support Tariq Jamil sahab when he said behayai so he didn't only mean shorter clothes he meant child abuse pornography rape etc and when he said women wearing shorter clothes and dancing it also refers to men who see them#tariqjamil #Covid_19 #Telethon#tariqjamil
— Zainab Mehdi (@ZainabMehdi1996) April 24, 2020
It is quite unfortunate that people made a big deal out of something that really should not have been. Maulana Tariq Jamil talked about earning clean money and staying away from haram means of income, the importance of being honest and not being involved in deceit and “ikhlaq” along with much more. Unfortunately, the social media controversy overshadowed all this. All in all, its a shame that such a great bayaan was blown out of proportions by false interpretations of the statements.
But despite all this, Maulana Tariq Jamil managed to make everyone shed tears in his dua. You can also see the whole video here yourself: