Chong Eng | Jabatan Agama Islam Selangor (Jais) last Friday (Feb 6, 2015) delivered a sermon titled “Aurat: Antara Kebebasan dan Maruah Diri.”
In the sermon, Jais said Muslim women should cover up their ‘aurat’ to prevent “being harassed physically or mentally… so as to prevent false accusations (fitnah), evil gazes (pandangan yang jahat) and bad incidents from taking place (perkara yang buruk berlaku)… Negative incidents such as rape, illicit sex, and incest (rogol, zina, sumbang mahram) can be avoided.”
Sadly, the sermon by Jais is misinformed, irresponsible, disrespectful and smacks of male bias. This “tutup aurat” message does nothing to help female victims of sexual assault and abuse – but instead shifts the blame and responsibility for preventing sexual crimes onto the victims, instead of the perpetrators!
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