Spit on me, beat me, sue me for I have to support Majlis Fatwa Kebangsaan. This entry has been in draft mode for several days and I think the issues are rather 'basi' by now. At first, I thought maybe I should write something about Abby's and Norman's marriage but decided not to as I have my own marriage to look after. According to my mom, 'sila jaga kelambu sendiri'. We don't know what happened inside their 'kelambu', so let's not comment much. I read somewhere that the fatwa on Yoga will be announced by the end of this week, so I thought, let me just publish this draft.
I'll not write about Yoga, I don't have enough reference and haven't done enough research. My principle is simple, if you don't have in depth knowledge about something, don't bother to participate in the arguments related to the subject. Just sit down quietly in front of the PC and click on other blog links.
However, an author published this writing tip at her website some time ago: Write about things that you know or something that you'd like to know more. So, I decided maybe I should write about the dress code for female Muslims. Not sure whether the fatwa is out but I feel a fatwa will be redundant as the 'aurat' guideline is clearly stated in the Quran itself.
If additional guidelines are to be handed out to every female Muslim in this country they might come complete with illustrations with detail measurements.
We are one jumpy society. When the news was first published in local papers, almost everyone jumped and I think we jumped too quickly; many people questioned it too. Many got the impression it's going to be unfair to many women. But many of us forgot that we were judging the whole thing based on a few paragraphs of news. Did we know the whole idea Majlis Fatwa was coming up with? Maybe not. Did we get to read the complete proposal? No, I didn't get to read it.
IMHO, the 'dressing like a male' Majlis Fatwa was referring to might be similar to the following picture (yes, Majlis Fatwa... a few images or illustrations might come in handy if new guidelines are to be produced):
Is that a girl?
Is that a boy?
Is that a girlboy?
Rather confusing, isn't it?
Human being human, at times we do have a certain funny feeling towards another person of a similar gender (but we don't necessarily have to act on it).
But, if the girl in the picture above started acting like a dude, moves like a dude and could charm the girls better than any other dude, some girl might end up acting on her funny feelings.
But you can't tell a lesbo only by judging her physical appearance, because I've met girls who are pretty and dress like the girl in the following picture who are lesbos. And their partners are as pretty.
Whatever it is, dudes... it's your loss.