August 28, 2019

எதிர்கால மன்னருக்கு கைகொடுக்க, மறுத்த முஸ்லிம் சகோதரிகள்


An incident happened in a Norwegian Mosque recently that took the media by storm!

The future King of Norway, Crown Prince Haakon, was visting the Baerem Mosque which had the failed attempted mass shooting. He proceeded to shake hands with the Masjid attendees, then extended his hands to shake it with one of our sisters. She politely refused, and instead put her hands on her heart to show an alternative form of respect. The Crown Prince then learned the gesture and continued to greet the other sisters in the same way, by putting his hand on his heart!

Of course, the right-wing media then took this small cultural misunderstanding and turned it into an all-out-attack on Muslims and immigration, considering that we have elections in just 2 weeks!

Is this really considered an act of disrespect? 

I personally share a story, where I had a Japanese friend who took me to dinner to discuss travel plans. Once we went together to the airport, I offered to hug him as this is what we do in our culture when you won't see someone for a long time. What did he do? 

The Japanese man politely explained to me that in his culture, it is frowned upon for even two men to touch each other (not a man and a woman, but two men!). So instead, he bowed down to me out of respect. I explained to him that in our religion, we are ordered not to bow down to anyone other than our Creator, so instead, I nodded to him my head while putting my hand on my heart, the same gesture the sister and the King did! 

Did anyone feel disrespected? No! Two mature people will always understand that humans are different, and have different customs depending on their upbringing and beliefs, and even people from the same belief may have a different understanding too. It is only immature people, or trouble-makers, or people with an agenda, who try to make a big fuzz out of a small human interaction such as a greeting!

The Queen of England never shakes hands with anyone, not even while she is travelling to other countries, and others are informed about this in advance, and it doesn't cause any problems as long as mutual respect is communicated. Our sisters are also Queens for their families and communities, and so we all treat them as such!

On the positive side, this incident will open a dialogue about cultural/religious understanding that will promote respect from all sides towards each other. We thank the future King of Norway for taking his time to visit the Mosque and showing respect to our community and our sisters, and we pray that other Western heads of state learn from his exceptional mannerism and respect for the minorities in his country!

Dr. Waleed Hakeem - The Travelling Imam

8 கருத்துரைகள்:


May Allah Bless my sisters in their effort to preserve Islamic norm.

Also, it would have been praiseworthy, if organizers of the even to have told about hand shaking restrain of our women to the future KING. This would have kept him with more respect.

Kaddarallahu Mashaha Fahal.

I think the Islamic culture is just conveying Salam not touching their own chest thinking that they touch their own heart.

The royal culture is the man has to stand on his knees and kiss the hand of the Queen not shake hand. Does the writer expect all the Muslim men to stand on their knees and kiss hand of women imagining that they are our Queens?? If we treat our ladies like Queens, they won’t go to Middle East as House Maids.

Norway is a country where many Jewish conspirators live. They are the people behind BBS here as well. Norway Muslims may have to be prepared to face the consequences of this incident.

பெரிசா கையொன்று கொடுத்தால் ஒன்றும் குறைந்து போறதில்லை.

Unknown!உங்களுக்கு ஒன்றும் குறையாது but ஈமானைப் பாதுகாக்க விரும்புபவர்களுக்கு அது குறை தான்.

சத்திய குரல்: கை கொடுத்தால் ஈமான் எப்படி குறைகிறது, கை கொடுக்காவிட்டால் ஈமான் எப்படி பாதுகாக்கப்படுகிறது என்று சற்று விளக்கமாக சொல்ல முடியுமா.

Although not handshaking with opposite sex is high manner for men and women. My concern is that The girls are so strict that they will not handshake with Prince while Wearing tight Jeans (prohibited for both men and women). I could not grasp the point in following one aspect of Islam to the extreme and do not care much about some other aspects.

no need argument islam no allowed it ,thats it

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