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Oct 17, 2022
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Against Backdrop Of Jina (Mahsa) Amini Protests, British Imam Abu Usamah At-Thahabi Says: As A Muslim, I Will Not Allow Girls To Lead Me In Any Protest; We Will Be On The Road To Success Once We Have Control Of Our Women

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Source: Online Platforms - "Al-Rahma Faith Center’s YouTube channel. "

In a Friday, October 17, 2022 sermon at the Al-Rahma Faith Center in Leeds, UK, British imam Abu Usamah At-Thahabi spoke about the protests that have recently erupted in Iran after 22-year-old Jina (Mahsa) Amini died after being beaten and arrested by Iran's morality police for wearing her hijab "improperly". He said that feminists and progressives claim that the hijab holds women back and are encouraging Muslim girls to participate in these protests. He said that as a Muslim, he is not going to allow girls to lead him in any kind of protest, and he cited a hadith that compares wearing immodest clothing to nudity. He also criticized Muslim girls who post videos to TikTok of them dancing while wearing hijabs, and he stressed that Islamic law permits women to expose only their hands and face. He added: "When we get control of our women, then we will be on the road to success." At-Thahabi's sermon was posted to the Al-Rahma Faith Center's YouTube channel. For more about Abu Usamah At-Thahabi, see MEMRI TV Clips Nos. 7521, 5706, and 4481.

Abu Usamah At-Thahabi: "I find it very deafening that the voice of the 'feminists' of the world, the so-called progressives, who also exploited the anarchy of these protests [in Iran], they too advantage of it, and they are encouraging your daughters and my daughters, your community...They are encouraging us to go out and get behind these protests for the freedom of the woman because the hijab holds her back. The hijab is backwards, it is barbaric, it is the sign of a man having pressure over a woman.


"As Muslims, we have got to get our heads together. We cannot be tricked and fooled by these people, they don't mean any good for us. If there is a situation where there are a bunch of girls out there protesting, then as a Muslim man, I know where my position should be. Regardless of what they are protesting. As a Muslim, I am not going to allow girls to lead me in any protest.


"Every so many years, we always get these kind of people, who jump up and down about the freedom of the woman. Islam came and freed the woman when she practices Islam correctly and when we practice Islam correctly.


"In the West, the woman is a piece of meat. If you want to sell some shoes, a car, tires, a toothbrush – just put a woman on there with no clothes on.


"One group of women – listen to this hadith – is that woman who is dressed – those women, they are dressed, they have got clothes on, but they are naked. They are naked because everything is showing. The jeans and everything...And what she is wearing...the jeans are high as well...Everything you can see. He said [in the hadith]: 'They have clothes on, but they are naked.'


"You will see things that your mind will not believe on TikTok. The girl wearing a hijab and dancing, doing all kinds of dances. Anybody could just look at her.


"What kind of man are you? What kind of man are you, when your wife, you can't tell her...Here is the hadith: Nothing should be seen of the girl – her ears, her earrings, her hair – none of that should be seen – except her hands and her face. Not her feet, not without socks – none of that stuff.


"So the Islamic nation, we have a lot of correcting to do. When we get control of our women, then we will be on the road to success."

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