Who is this, Maulana? This Islamic cleric is garnering attention for making extravagant promises to his followers. His statements include controversial claims such as, “If you marry three widows or divorcees, then the fourth marriage will be my responsibility. If I don’t get married to a virgin girl, change my name.” These videos featuring his provocative remarks have previously circulated on social media and are currently gaining viral traction once again.
Muslims and Islamic clerics are often seen saying “Have many offspring, as children are considered a blessed gift from Allah.” Under this statement, the prospect of a population law has already garnered significant opposition from numerous Muslim youths and Maulanas. They are prepared to voice their dissent if the government decides to enact such a law. According to them, children are a gift from Allah, and as long as Allah keeps blessing them with children, they will accept all of them, irrespective of their number, be it ten or fifty.
Throughout history, governments have often been held accountable for addressing issues related to starvation and unemployment. The escalating population has emerged as a significant factor driving both unemployment and starvation. As a consequence, governments are increasingly facing the challenge of addressing these interconnected issues.
In the video, this Islamic cleric is seen making unsubstantiated and unrealistic promises to his followers. According to the video, he says, “If you marry three widows or divorced women, Mufti Tariq Masood takes responsibility for arranging your fourth marriage. If I fail to arrange your fourth marriage with an unmarried girl, then you must change my name. If a 16-year-old unmarried girl is not found, then it will be two 8-year-olds, otherwise, four 4-year-old girls.”
These statements are deeply concerning and raise ethical and legal issues, particularly concerning child marriage. Such views must be condemned to protect vulnerable individuals and uphold human rights. This Islamic cleric’s controversial statements on marriage and child marriage have sparked outrage and concern among many.