In this era, it has become really hard for a Muslim to trust any specific Islamic scholar. Many faces who claim to be the right one gradually turn out to be a misleading facade. Calling someone the right preacher of Islam and forcing others to obey his/her teachings is no less than any crime as nobody should be allowed to play with someone else’s faith.
Earlier this year, Dr. Farhat Hashmi who is widely known for running her Islamic Institute, Al-Huda discussed a really fragile topic in front of a crowd and faced a lot of criticism over the internet. Dr. Farhat talking to a group of ladies shared her personal opinions on ‘marriage in Islam’ and kept referring them to the actual Islamic teachings. She has been a subject of negative criticism in the past as well for sharing changed Islamic theories and implementation.
Recently, the video of televangelist Dr. Farhat Hashmi talking about the relation between a husband and wife went viral on social media. The video comprised of how a wife should treat her husband and obey him no matter what the circumstances be. Discussing it further, she justified ‘marital rape’ and said that the husband can fulfill his ‘desires’ whenever he wants even when the wife’s consent is not involved.
Here’s the full video of Dr. Farhat Hashmi’s discussion!
According to Dr. Farhat Hashmi’s teachings, a wife can never say no to her husband and should always respect his demands and desires. Uploaded on the internet, Dr. Farhat’s bogus discussion angered people of both genders and Twitter was filled with negative comments. Among the opposed ones, there were several who seem to be in her favor and applauded her on bringing up a sensitive topic.
This South Asian Research Institute tweeted the televangelist video which created mayhem among the masses!
#Salafi televangelist Farhat Hashmi: There's no such thing as marital rape. A wife must always submit to husband's sexual desires. Since women have joined workforce, it has become difficult for them to follow this divine commandment. https://t.co/6MOK0KOKQj pic.twitter.com/0Gf0ExUKXs
— SAMRI (@SAMRIReports) June 16, 2019
He raised a good point!
In a religion which prescribes that a woman cannot be coerced into breastfeeding her child, can there be permission for forced sex? Can there be permanent consent?
Farhat Hashmi preaches irrational & anti-women worldview which will die in due course. We only need to contest her. https://t.co/9VjTu1yPMh
— Asad Jamal (@LegalPolitical) June 17, 2019
Farhat Hashmi is garbage
And all the people who listen to her and agree with her are bigger garbage
— Khurram Qureshi (@fatherofyousaf) June 17, 2019
This lady called Dr. Farhat an extremist and bashed the institute who tweeted the video!
Also this #Samri is like Memri “an Isreali watchdog “ group ? Memris soul purpose is to pick up ridiculous statements from extremists & idiots to paint Muslims & Arabs in a bad light However On the flip side as it helps Muslims themselves clarify certain issues #farhathashmi https://t.co/QQ8mE0GGxN
— Sadaf Says (@tomtomatoe) June 17, 2019
Saying anything and referring it to ‘Rab Ki Raza’ is absolutely wrong!
No Farhat Hashmi, there is no “Rab ki Raza” in a husband coercing his wife to have sex with him if she doesn’t want to. Kindly keep this twisted version of Islam to yourself.
— Wajiha Khan (@khanwajihaa) June 17, 2019
Accusations are made!
This woman has perhaps singlehandedly ruined an entire generation of women. Who have then gone on to / are going on to ruin further generations. https://t.co/iu9ZwMtAYP
— Batool Mehdi (@batoolFYIMag) June 17, 2019
It could’ve happened!
This is so disturbing!
I don't understand how are the girls in the audience listening to her so calmly and why isn't someone throwing a shoe at her face or smt?!?!??! https://t.co/Ybzt52PH02
— B.Jasmine (@B_Jasmine142) June 17, 2019
Now check out the tweets which went in Dr. Farhat Hashmi’s favor!
This person shared references to prove it right!
ASSALAM O ALIKUM my sister #farhathashmi is absolutely right and who are using bad words for her i feel pity for her bcz they are less educated(islamic). Its kind request to all to find right path from Quran and hadiths otherwise #dayofjudgment is so so tough ?
One Reference ? pic.twitter.com/nTQOkwmX9c
— ČH (@khavix) June 18, 2019
Well, nobody knows!
Excellent bayaan…we all should think abt it being unbiased for a while..she is very famous and moderate scholar. https://t.co/Xhqenee2L5
— Obsidian (@obsidians_) June 18, 2019
Being it a really sensitive matter, any small opinion or comment made can become something really big. May Allah show us the right path and make our belief strong (AMEEN).
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