Can a PIL Bring Reforms to Desert Religion’s View on Menstruation & Worship?

By GSK Menon published on January 18, 2016

I happened to watch the TV debate conducted by Mr.Arnab Goswami on Why Women Are Not Allowed In Sabarimala. The panelists were Rahul Eashwar and a Swami whose name I cannot recollect. They were defending Hinduism. On the opposite side were two Muslim women who were denouncing the discrimination ! They were Ms.Shazia Ilmi presently in the BJP and former actress Ms.Kushboo.

Arnab Goswami had a few English translation verses which he kept shouting always. Rahul Eshwar was not permitted to talk and at times he was shouting that Lord Ayyappa was a Brahmachari. The other Swami kept mumbling some verses which he knew but he was not audible.

Kushboo and Shazia were vociferously shouting about the discrimination, and denouncing the practice as discriminatory.A hue and cry is being made that Hinduism is discriminating, followers of foreign faiths are secretly generating Public Interest Litigations to denounce Hinduism and affect our core beliefs and values.

The idea is to deride Hinduism in public. Sabarimala is a pilgrimage center of national importance. If that belief, rituals, customs, traditions can be ridiculed and criticized especially in a legal forum, it will boost the propagation of foreign religions.

What other Religions stipulates?

The Old Testament stipulates that a woman is unclean during menstruation

The Jewish Talmud stipulates her period of uncleanness lasts for an additional week after menstruation. Niddah is the word used to denote the menstruating woman.

The Bible verses Leviticus 15:19 reads

19. And if a woman have an issue and her issue in her flesh be blood, she shall be put apart seven days, and whosoever touches her shall be unclean until the even.
20. And everything that she lieth upon in her separation shall be unclean; everything, also that she sitteth upon shall be unclean.
21.And whosoever toucheth her bed shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean till the even.
22. And whosoever toucheth anything that she sat upon, shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even.

 Islam ordains

It is Haraam for a menstruating woman to pay both obligatory and Naafil prayers, and they are not valid if she offers them.

It is Haraam for a menstruating woman to fast

It is Haraam for a menstruating woman to circumambulate (Tawaaf) around the Kabah. The Prophet said “Do not circumambulate the House until you are pure”.

In Al Saheehayn it is said ” Let the menstruating woman avoid the prayer place”.

Imagine the utter hypocrisy and cunningness of Ms.Shazia Ilmi and Ms.Kushboo to suppress about their religious injunctions and start attacking Hinduism ! Followers of foreign religions are wanting to criticize Hinduism only to propagate their faiths. Every religion stipulates that menstruating woman should not come to a place of worship . This is just commonsense, and all religions have the same views on this. Why should the Supreme Court deal only with Hinduism, if it wants to entertain such PIL’s then let it pass common orders for all religions.

I appeal to all Hindu organizations to get themselves impleaded in the Supreme Court case and file all the religious instructions of every religion on this earth. Let there be an open debate, and let us see what the followers of foreign faiths have to tell on this subject.

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  1. Raj Puducode Reply

    January 18, 2016 at 3:22 am

    It is laughable that these ladies are so ignorant to know that it is Haraam for a menstruating women to circumambulate (Tawaaf) around the Kabah. The Prophet said “Do not circumambulate the House until you are pure”. Hinduism is always a soft target of crooked Semitic followers to propagate their version of equality and modernism & open conversion. Talk to the people of Calicut Medical College to discover the illicit work that is going on among the poor & sick patients. Tons of foreign money & exploding belts are being distributed free of charge.Why is that Jihadis do not allow Hindus of Malappuram (the few left behind) from selling their homes to only Jihadis & not the highest bidder?

  2. m subramanian Reply

    January 18, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    The motive is to divide the hindus and we hindus easily fall prey to such divisive forces. It has been so from the pre-British era.
    Such debate/ discussions on any faith must not be allowed on Channels, as one’s faith must not be put to debate and rationalise.

  3. Raj Puducode Reply

    January 20, 2016 at 11:00 am

    A Jihadi who cut off his wife’s nose in being hunted by police and the Taliban in Afghanistan, officials said. Reza Gul lost a significant amount of blood after she was mutilated by her husband Mohammad Khan, 25, in the Taliban controlled, northern Faryab province. Relatives took her to a nearby hospital. This is Jihadi equality.

    Khan then fled, according to The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission which circulated the 20-year-old’s picture on social media. Branding the incident a “disgrace” they also called for the government to arrest him.

    It was not immediately clear why Mr Khan attacked the mother-of-one, but Ms Gul reportedly told the Commission that her husband had routinely beat her.In some parts of Afghanistan, slicing off a person’s nose is meant to shame them and show they have brought disgrace to their family or clan. A spokesman for the governor of Faryab province said she would need reconstructive surgery and arrangements are being made to transfer her to Turkey.

    Khan had returned from Iran just three months ago, Fawzia Salimi, a hospital director in Maymana, capital of Faryab province told The Associated Press, adding that community elders and Taliban representatives had tried mediating with the family to help them sort out their problems. But this traditional method of dealing with family issues had failed, she added.

    Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said that the group’s gunmen were “seriously searching the area to find” Mr Khan. If and when he was found, “then he will be dealt with according to Sharia law,” Mujahid said, referring to the Islamic legal system. “Gul’s village is under Taliban control… but the police are trying to chase her husband,” Police chief Sayed Aqa Andarabi told the Agence France Presse.

  4. Raj Puducode Reply

    January 20, 2016 at 11:42 am

    Kerala’s self appointed spokespersons for Islam have seemingly denied any kind of gender equality, refering to the matter as a move to destroy Islamic culture. Sunni Muslim Jihadi leader Kanthapuram Aboobacker Musliyar, known for his misogynist remarks, has refered to gender equality as “impractical”, making a reference to women as knowing “only to deliver babies” and stating that “demand for gender equality was targeted at destroying Islam and its culture.”
    Addressing a Sunni students’ camp in Kozhikode, the orthodox Jihadi Sunni leader said, “It is not going to happen. Women know only to deliver babies. The world is controlled by men. Women doctors don’t even have the courage to perform major surgeries,” he said. This is not the first time that Kanthapuram has made sexist statements. Earlier he had made reference to men as having the “right to lord over women.” According to Kanthapuram, “women should have no interactions with ‘other’ men nor work alone with them. Women should be accompanied by father, brother or husband on their travels, or be in the company of women only. They need to make trips only for religious purposes. Education is imparted women because the times demand it, which will have no effect on religious laws binding on women.”

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