Says ‘Not surprised that my statement on Sharia has been deliberately distorted’
Srinagar: PDP Chief Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday invoked the names of Hazarat Khadija Tul Kubra and Hazrat Ayesha Siddiqa to justify the empowerment of women in the Islamic history under Sharia law and said that her statement over Sharia was deliberately distorted.
Mufti in a series of tweets said that “Not surprised that my statement on Sharia has been deliberately distorted. Can’t point fingers since most countries that claim to uphold Sharia have failed to imbibe its true values. They are only fixated with restricting women through do’s & don’ts, dress codes etc.”
She also added that “The real Medina Charter stipulates equal rights for men, women & minorities. In fact women have been granted property, social, legal & marriage rights. Non muslims have the same rights inc religious freedom & equality of law which is the essence of secularism.”
“Hazrat Khadija Tul Kubra, Prophet SWA first wife was an independent & successful business woman. Hazrat Ayesha Siddique led the Battle of Camel & headed a force of 13000 soldiers. Islamic history is full of such examples of emancipated & empowered women,” added Mehbooba in a series of tweets.
She further said that “But at a time when India has become so polarised, there is increasing Islamophobia & the Afghanistan crisis has only worsened it. Muslims are always expected to prove that they don’t stand for violence. I can see why my statement is being used as click bait to further this impression.”