Assalamu'alaikum ikhwah dan akhawaat and best regards to members of
Much has been said regarding PASís policy of women being leaders, as MPís or ministers.
Certain Islamic women organisations, such as
the Sisters in Islam, perhaps are among
those who love to critisize PAS on it. But it still remains just a matter of opinion
Leaders of these sort of organisations might
want to ask themselves the question why
they wish to acquire the state of leadership in community. I believe that their answer
will be that they could not trust the men (anymore) in conducting their state of affairs
for them, based on the records set by these male leaders on previous occasions, and
thus they (the females) believe that they can deliver better than those men.
Or it might merely be that these women are
just so much interested in politics and
Whatever the reasons, we must not rule out
the possibilities that they too can be as
good (or as bad) as their fellow male politicians.
As far as Iím concerned, PAS leadership themselves
have not come out with a clear
ruling on this matter, except for some ďhintsĒ which might lead to different
interpretations and perceptions. PAS, likewise UMNO, will obviously be depending
on the women voters so much that they will surely be extra careful in making any sort
of sensitive remarks regarding those who stand for half the the amount of votes in the
election. This we clearly understand.
But the irony is, why are we suddenly interested
in PASís policy on this matter,
whereas the same subject has never been brought forward on the same level of
magnitude when it comes to UMNO, DAP and the rest? Or am I sensing a double
Or is it the Islamophobia crap that has been
bugging most of us, regardless of
religious affiliation...I may not know. Will it be the same for DAP if there were to be
running around town a Buddhaphobia or the PBS with a Christianophobia?
NTV7 might regard this as an important issue
for them to be discussing it seriously
once on the air where Hajah Elani Ishak (UMNO), a Sister of Islam and a prominent
PAS member were to be the panelists.
Apart of all this blind criticisme on PAS on
this issue, nobody seems to be interested
to wonder why UMNO themselves has only one female cabinet minister and only a
few female MPís on their side. The same goes for DAP and the rest.
Well, as I see it, Islam has recognised certain
specific rolls of women in society.
Women in Islam are never obliged (not prohibited) to be a leader of a society unless a
society of their own sex. In other words, it is not compulsory for them to attain such
high position such as ministers or MPís which requires mingling around with quite an
extensive number of men in most of their time. Some society might not see it as
immoral, but it is so in Islam. And I personally believe that that is to be the main
reason for PAS not to encourage such a behaviour among itís female members.
But still, PAS might react exactly the same
as what UMNO or the rest are or planning
of doing pertaining to this issue if it comes to power. It should not be that big of a deal
though. In fact, I feel that PAS should not busy themselves at all to answer any of
such baseless prejudice based on mere phobic fear. Just get on with your work as
usual, and heads on with real issues, my brothers (and sisters too) in PAS!
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