Hefazat leader Mamunul Haque’s incident at a resort in Narayanganj and the ‘phone conversation’ with his wife. Hasan Mahmud said, I am ashamed of these incidents.
He was responding to a reporter’s question on a contemporary issue in the conference room of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry at noon on Sunday (April 4). Dr. Hasan Mahmood said, “Yesterday (Saturday) I was surprised to see that some people, including a woman, had detained Hefazat leader Mamunul Haque.” There he swears by God that the woman is his married wife. However, the name of his wife is different from that of Mamunul Haque. What the woman said is her father’s name and what Mamunul Haque said is not the same.
He said, “I saw through social media that Mamunul Haque called his wife and told her, ‘Don’t worry- this is Shaheed Bhai’s wife.’ When the agitated crowd arrested her, she swore by God that she was his wife. On the other hand, he is calling the person with whom he has a family and saying, you don’t mind, I said because of the situation.
I don’t know how the leaders of Hifazat-e-Islam and those who support them feel about these incidents. But I am very ashamed. In fact, all these leaders, including Mamunul Haque, have tried to create chaos in the country. He carried out violence in different places including Brahmanbaria and Dhaka. The fact that their leadership is corrupt and hypocritical is proof of the flow of events of yesterday, said the Minister.
“I would like to request the teachers and students of the madrasa to get rid of all these corrupt and hypocritical leaders,” he said. What Mamunul Haqra is actually doing in the guise of Islam came to light yesterday. Islam never approves of these.
Mamunul Haque also said that he went to relax with the woman. When everyone in Corona is under house arrest, did he go to a luxury resort to relax? Yesterday was the proof that they are using Islam for their own benefit and each and every one of them is a hypocrite. He who introduces himself as a scholar is doing such work. Islam does not approve of these, said the government minister.
He said the home minister had told parliament today that the woman was not Mamunul’s wife. He does not have any documents as a legal wife. So what? Therefore, I request you to get rid of this corrupt and hypocritical leadership. Those who use Islam for their own benefit, give fatwas, give hot speeches but do not conduct their lives in accordance with Islam – reject such corrupt and hypocritical leadership.
Protecting Wealth: Marriage brings order to people’s lives. As a result, man’s time and character as well as his money and wealth come in abundance. It is easy to protect. Besides, Islam has called the protection of the husband’s property as the wife’s responsibility. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, ‘The best thing a believer gets after the fear of Allaah is a virtuous wife. She obeys her husband’s instructions; She makes him happy when he looks at her (her smiling face and spirits) and he fulfills it when she swears to him. And in the absence of her husband, she preserves her honor and wealth. ‘(Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 1857)
The bond of mutual love: a special attraction to love or the opposite sex is a human thing. Islam has instructed marriage to fulfill the human needs of love. The Holy Qur’an says, ‘And among His Signs is that He has created for you wives from among yourselves, that you may find peace in them, and that He may create between you love and kindness. Indeed in that are signs for a people who give thought. ‘
Abdullah ibn Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) said that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “There is no alternative to marriage for the two to establish mutual love.” (Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 1848)
Protecting the righteousness of the family: Preserving the duality and character of the family is one of the objectives of building a family. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, ‘Every newborn is born on the basis of Fitrat (monotheism). Then his parents raised him as a Jew or a Christian or a fire-worshiper. For example, a four-legged animal gives birth to a perfect baby. Do you see any of them having their ears cut off? (Rather, it is human beings who distort it by cutting off its nose and ears or piercing it. (Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 1356). May Allah give everyone a good family. Amen.
Author: Former Chief Scientific Officer, Bangladesh Jute Research Institute, Dhaka.
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