Molvis gave fatwas against Anita Ayub for questioning what women will get in Heaven?
I was reading an article the other day in which a female writer explains that how women too are going to get male virgins in heaven. While I found the article interesting and entertaining, it reminded me of Anita Ayub. Anita Ayub was a model and an actress in Pakistan in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. She also worked in an Indian movie called ‘ Pyar Ka Tarana’. Legend has it that she fell in love with a Sikh, married him, and moved to India. I don’t know if there is any truth to this news or not. Anita was a beautiful, smart, and intelligent model with serious lack of talent. She said things those days that most Pakistani women were not allowed to say. She did things those days that most Pakistani women were not allowed to do.
She got quite a few Fatwas (religious condemnation to be killed) against her. It has been a hobby of our mullas to give Fatwas for centuries. But things were not this bad in the 1990’s. I call those days “good old days of Fatwas”. When moulvi hazarat gave a Fatwa those days, few fanatics sent you death threats, you apologized, they forgave you. Everyone moved on and nobody got hurt.
Who knew that one day the Zia-ul-Haq era would be considered a relatively peaceful era!
Years ago when I was just a child, I heard that Anita Ayub had asked a very bad question, “If men are going to get hoors (virgins) in heaven, what are women going to get?”
I remember my mom commenting on Anita’s morality and mentality in a not so complementing manner. My teenage mind was confused. The question did not seem that unreasonable to me. Risking judgment on my own morality and mentality, I asked my mom if there was an answer to Anita’s question. My mom said very understandably that in heaven women would become hoors themselves. Asking any further questions meant asking for God’s wrath. This is where we are stopped. When you do not understand it, asking any further questions is a sin.
So, moulvis of Pakistan issued a Fatwa against her. Next week, Anita’s apology was published with the explanation that this is not what she meant. How could she possibly question the divine laws? The matter indeed ended. Mullas put her episode of temporary insanity (or logical thinking) behind. So this is what I call good old days of Fatwas. When you spoke your curious mind, few good moulvis actually tried to explain things politely, few gave Fatwa, you apologized, and you got to live.
Mercy no more my friends! Forgiveness no more. Asia Bibi has apologized a million times. Salmaan Taseer gave explanation after explanation that he did not mean to defend a blasphemer, but a weak and poor woman. They did not listen. They’re blood thirsty now. Now those good old days of Fatwas are over.
Rana Sanaullah has incited murder against Salmaan Taseer, now he is after Babar Awan
So, all you have to do these days in Pakistan is point at someone and yell, “Wajibul qatal!” and you seal their fate. Someone somewhere is going to find that person and going to kill that person for you. In a situation like that, when a very corrupt person himself, Rana Sanaullah calls another opponent, Babar Awan openly “Wajbul qatal!”, it is easy to tell what’s going on.
Those good old days when our politicians hired people to get each other killed are over too. Now they just have to mark the target by calling him/her “wajibul qatal”, and some lunatic would hear the word and go shoot their political rival.
What things have come down to!
Not only our cheap politicians save money by not paying taxes, they also want to save a buck or two on a nice and well done murder!
Where are you going to take all that money Sanaullah? To your grave?
Why don’t you pay someone to get Babar Awan killed? You cheap b*****d!