No, this is not what you think it is; there is no screenshots in this article exposing either of the parties involved. It was a clickbait to get your attention on a far more important issue, make you see the bigger picture and the damage it is adding onto the already sky-high rubbish dump of anti Islam, anti Muslim negative atmosphere, media hatred, scepticism, and ridicule and to the ever-increasing scrutiny of anyone who wishes to be true to his Islamic faith.
By now you would have seen, heard or even been made aware of the Nouman Ali Khan (NAK) scandal ravaging the muslim social media circles, and in some sections of the virtual world, non muslims forums as well. With both sides of the argument coming out to defend their actions and now with the alleged screenshots of the “conversation” between NAK and some of his victims being thrown in for good measure, this is a scandal that will not die down anytime soon. However, as i mentioned this article is not another gossip column being added to a long list of “seekers of truth” articles or the “defenders of truth” bandwagon surrounding this social media juggernaut. If anything did happen it is a matter to be resolved between all parties involved and if need be through official means in the court of law away from prying eyes and salivating tongues. Although it’s difficult not to be entangled in the people’s verdict of the scandal; the public execution or vindication of NAK, one must try to see how the anti Muslim fascists must be rubbing their hands in glee, another slaughtered, cooked and plated meal of muslim community’s hypocritical, two-faced irrational religion to speak about to their ever-growing number of followers and admirers. Not to mention the previous examples of “muslim” grooming gangs, terrorism, criminal underworld of drugs and extortion. In the past few days social media sites have been a blaze with opinion pieces by literally everyone, even the progressives of LGBT have crawled out from beneath their blackened moss covered rock and found a cause to say ‘see this is why Islam is destined for rejection in its current trajectory’ and liberals to claim ‘fundamental changes need to be made on interpreting scripture’, ‘we need more women to lead the muslim community’, or how “lowering the gaze” is a stupid gesture in a world submerged in perversity which should be changed to accommodate liberal “values”. The scandal has caused all creatures lurking in the deepest reaches immorality to come out and claim this is how religious hierarchy in the muslim community is a fallacy which causes undue restrictions to human pleasure and rediscovery.
With the constant negative media coverage of Muslims and Islam in general, it goes without saying this scandal is the least of the worries the muslim community need right now. It is interesting to know however, that the first people to bring this to public attention are people who openly support LGBT groups and advocate progressive change in the muslim community. It can’t be helped but make one think the intention of these people and why they felt the need to “expose” now at a time when the muslim community is under the spotlight like never before, and who are their handlers are behind the scene, feeding them information and stories to fit their end goals. Bottom line is this, anti muslim groups and pseudo “muslim” reformists have now found their footing to use the NAK scandal to demolish all the things that in “traditional Islam” is held as sacred and noble. Work has begun to make sure the concept of interaction between a muslim man and a woman is completely redefined, codified and then promoted; to get rid of traditional norms, and imagined ideas of what sexual normality is and help people embrace the progressive ideals of man’s true nature. Unfortunately this scandal has only caused one thing to occur and that is the attacks on Islam from all sides have now merged into one unified force; either change what you believe to be right or we will do it for you to. Which to a great degree were on going anyway for example, actively making sure muslim activists like Linda Sour, an American Muslim women rights leader prompts LGBT rights and acceptance among the muslim community.
Lastly, as the “secular” religion marches to dominance over the world on everything once held authentic and divinely inspired revelations, the Islamic teachings are only the last line of defence that is standing up to brutal forms of satanic attacks from emotional, intellectual, psychological, physical, spiritual humiliation, character assignations to rejection of religious morals. This is an attempt to accomplish this through destroying the authoritative figures within the community to sow the seed of doubt and despair. Although no man is infallible other than prophets who have now all gone, there is a concerted effort to eliminate or tarnish even an ounce or inch of authentic Islam which can be tasted on the tip of one’s tongue. The latest fiasco of NAK is now going to make all of the traditional values of Islam appear to be comical, a joke; “lower your gaze” they (scholars) say, when they do not do it themselves as one person said. Giving room to cement the worldwide view of Islam (in the eyes of the sceptics, bigots and reformists) as an oxymoron; a religion of God-consciousness and submission. The danger of this entire episode is, it may make all those who may have heard every verse of Quran or hadith said by NAK in his speeches, lectures and classes as a joke and not be taken as believers should, whole heartedly, sincerely, honestly and seriously. It will be now hard for majority of the millennial generation especially the ones living in the west to take any of the Islamic preachers, scholars and daiee seriously without having reservations on who they really are and what they may be doing in their private spheres of influence, irrespective of whether NAK is found to be guilty or otherwise. It casts a shadow over anyone who may be on the public platform seemingly appears to be a squeaky clean upright true muslim doing the “work and sacrifice” of deen.