We don’t appreciate the Shari’ah because we don’t understand the complexity and logic behind the system. Our mind is polluted by capital punishment, and for many everything else fails. As I woman I appreciate the Shari’ah, I’m not disillusioned by the media, nor do I let culture dictate my beliefs about this organised way of life. I’ve been to College, University, I work and it’s this organised way of life which brings harmony to every organisation Without the rules, regulations and authority, there would be chaos.
I appreciate how Islam views each citizen, how it brings justice to all, especially women. I work, I go out and earn, I study, I question and I see many women abused within this cultural system. Then I read ahadeeth teaching us, the money she earns is hers, this is not about selfishness on her part, rather Allah ‘azza wa jal knowing her earning will be abused due to her giving nature. I read hadeeth teaching me how Paradise lies at the feet of the mother and this is a symbol of respect for women who gives birth to us all, how can we abuse her, disrespect her, when she is everything in the sight of Allah? I appreciate modesty, for men and women, where we’re respected based on our intellect, rather than the way we look.
And there is so much more. What I don’t appreciate is individuals who judge Islam based on what they see on the news and what some Muslims do, though I can understand their contention, but we as intelligent beings should base a judgement on the book, rather than what we’re shown in the preface.