Where Were You Sheikhs?


Where were you Sheikhs

When Maumoon raped this country for 30 years & used religion as a political tool for his gain

Why weren’t your voices resonating with authority

When Islam teachers refused to talk about religion as it should have been because they had been ordered not to

Why were you silent and turned a blind eye

When all the atrocities continued to happen in this country & people started to stray towards a ‘version’ of Islam that suites them

Where were you Sheikhs

When people were imprisoned & tortured for no reason other than speaking their minds

Where were you Sheikhs

When the father who wanted his daughter to be able to wear Hijab at school got sent to prison for his advocation

Why are you always so selective in your condemnation

When it is your duty to see, hear & address all issues in the society

Where were you Sheikhs

When men who sported beards were jailed, shaved off & plastered with chili sauce for acting as per the Prophet’s Sunnah

Where were you Sheikhs

When Maumoon denied what is in the Quran & spoke of the Hijab as something that is not necessary

Oh, & where were you Sheikhs

When the whole country has & is being stripped bare of its justice system; when justice is being served to the highest bidder

Where were you Sheikhs

When corrupt & incompetent Judges continue to reside in our Courts & ensure Justice is always delayed

Where were you Sheikhs

When hate mongering is what was & is being carried out in the name of media freedom in the country

Where were you Sheikhs

When society is being divided in half & everyone believes themselves to be the righteous & on the path to Paradise

Where were you Sheikhs

When the Police & the Military toppled an elected government & invoked the Almighty’s name while celebrating

Where were your voices

When a young child who was systematically raped by her stepfather gave birth & is to be flogged for the act of premarital sex

Where were you Sheikhs

When radicalism began to take root on this soil & is continuing to fester unchecked

Are you all deaf, dumb & blind

When religion is being used as a political tool & self righteousness continues to grow amok in this society

When are you going to stand up & do your duty to the people & this country

When are you going to have your say & guide people to the right way

When are you going to have the guts to talk about the injustices that happen right in front of your eyes

When are you going to preach religion for its sake & not for any other gain & because that’s whats your duty is as a scholar of Islam

When are you going to face the truth & realize that this country is moving towards ruin & if you don’t step forward now

Shit is going to hit the fan & then no amount of self righteousness on your part is going to save this country & its people

5 thoughts on “Where Were You Sheikhs?

  1. Given the hypocritical nature of us all, I am not surprised. That is why I have stopped listening to these supposed sheikhs. Shahid said it right – they are either extremists or opportunists.

    Good read as always ;)

  2. Moderate Shaiks are afraid of these extremists because if they utter a word which opposes their ideology then they will be labeled as unbelievers.you have written a real fact.but sad reality.

  3. the sheikhs got improsoned and beaten up but they kept on educating people before MDP before Nasheed there was scholars in jail!! before MDP there was muslimunge gulhun organizing regular lectures! before Anni sheikh fareedh was the first to protest in defense of Islam and against maumoon!! when Nasheed and MDP says “the scholars has an answer to every problem from quran and Sunna and we dont have anything! we need an alternative!! thats not moderate thats not even islamic! when you refute Quran and sunna thats just leaving islam! whats in Quran and sunna is moderate and if you have to change that just to please the non muslims that you are just following them not Islam!!

    • So why the hypocrisy? Why do they only see the wrongdoings of one sector of people and have no problem whatsoever with ignoring the rest? Utter bullshit.

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