Dear brothers and sisters.
Whilst surfing the various blogs today, I came across Ibnu Hasyim's article about the Nikah Mut'aah @ Contractual Marriage which is now forbidden in Islam and not allowed in countries where the Sunnah Wal Jamaah is practiced but still permitted in countries such as Iran and Iraq where the Shiites rule.
Frankly speaking, what caught my eye was Ibnu Hasyim's referring to 'wanita UMNO Iran' where he rightly refers to the erroneous Wanita UMNO Chief Shahrizat Jalil's incorrect manner of wearing her shawl over her head and not the proper hijab that is compulsory upon the believing women of Islam!
Despite being advised clearly by way of open publishing's of articles and calls made via the mass media, these recalcitrant women refuse to heed such advice and continue with their manner of not conforming to the rule of the Hijab.
These include the female members of royalty and those considered to be high society. It's bloody ridiculous for such folk to be said to be 'high society' when in actuality their practice and understanding of true Islamic teachings can be said to be pretty 'low'!
Well, to each their own. We have done our part. It's their choice as to live life as true Muslims or put up a charade, living a hypocritical life and outperform theatrical actors and actresses in the daily grind, here on Earth.
Let us move on to another charade that takes place in the lands which are claimed to be 'Islamic Republic's this and that?
Let us take a look at the rampaging scourge of prostitution that takes place behind the veil in Iran, Iraq and a host of other so called Islamic countries.
This is a series of videos that were made to expose the real situation in the Islamic Republic of Iran where contractual marriage is still being practiced when it has already been forbidden by the Prophet of Allah, Sayyidina Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam for the injustice that is perpetrated upon the women in such temporary marriages which is in actuality a front for prostitution!
The authentic hadith regarding such temporal marriages is :
Sahih Al Bukhari, Volume 7, Book 62, Number 52:
Life for us here in Malaysia is not like what it is in the Middle Eastern countries. We have yet to reach that stage of life where most people have to sacrifice themselves and their honor in order to be able to eat their next meal.
Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah and Salama bin Al-Akwa':
While we were in an army, Allah's Apostle came to us and said, "You have been allowed to do the Mut'a (marriage), so do it." Salama bin Al-Akwa' said: Allah's Apostle's said, "If a man and a woman agree (to marry temporarily), their marriage should last for three nights, and if they like to continue, they can do so; and if they want to separate, they can do so." I do not know whether that was only for us or for all the people in general. Abu Abdullah (Al-Bukhari) said: 'Ali made it clear that the Prophet said, "The Mut'a marriage has been cancelled (made unlawful)."
There are isolated cases every now and then that are reported about and published in the media but generally, our country is still fortunate not to suffer widespread poverty and extreme hardships that many other countries around the world are reeling from.
Our country's economy and circumstances are not that desperate that our womenfolk have to resort to such marriages of convenience in order to be able to carry on living.
There are still plenty of job opportunities for anyone who wishes to earn his or her own keep to survive honorably albeit be it as simple a lifestyle as it can be?
My heart bleeds to see the following videos but I have to just grit my teeth and take life as I see it.
You too would feel the same if you still have some sense of pity in you to realize the hardships that drive such women over there in Iran to allow themselves be taken advantage of under the pretext of it being a marriage.
All I can say is that I wish and pray that this scourge will eventually cease to exist in this world but that would be fooling myself.
Please be advised that the contents in the videos featured are produced by the CBS television channel and for mature audiences who can differentiate between fact and fiction.
The Americans who have produced these videos and dubbed it for their home market have done so according to their own standards.
They do not have any restrictions in expressing themselves and their choice of language is at times not as what you and I would so wish.
So please be aware of such terms of expression which borders on those words which are crude and offensive in nature.
Nevertheless, as internet users and well aware of the situations surrounding our life's here in this part of the world, we do acknowledge that even here in this so called 'Islamic nation' of the Kingdom of Malaysia, there exists a different realm.
A realm that many do not speak of and its inhabitants live life just as sordid as what is featured below in these exposing videos?
I am referring to our country's seedier side of life. Like here in KL, we all know what takes place over at Chow Kit, Lorong Hj Taib, etcetera?
My advice to you my dear respected readers is to take it all as part and parcel of this challenging world that we call home.
Those who are not comfortable with facing these harsh realities, are hereby warned to brace yourselves for the real deal with what is taking place there in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
I am sharing these with you with only one purpose.
That is to open up our eyes and ears and see what poverty can lead one to?
Selling oneself and one's honor for a few measly dollars or ringgits, whatsoever?
The Blessed Prophet has said that poverty leads to Kufur. This is one such glaring example.
Watch and wince.