The Day They Tried To Cancel Sis




From my desk at the Sisters in Islam (SIS) headquarters in Petaling Jaya, I have a direct line of sight to the many chambering law students who operate our Telenisa line. On quiet evenings like this, however, I am able to listen to some of the calls that are picked up by our after-hours answering machines
Listening to these calls often breaks my heart. No matter how many stories I hear, I still get anxious every time the phone rings. As the beep goes off, I am immediately filled with worry and fear and dread for the person on the other end of the line
Often, you can tell by the voice of the person if they are younger or more elderly. You can also tell if they have been crying. And you can tell if they have rehearsed what they wanted to ask over and over again
More importantly, you can tell if they feel safe or endangered at that very moment in time

For so many people in despair, SIS is that last bastion of hope when an extremely judgmental world has caused everything else to come crashing down on them
Let's face it, for everything that has been said about SIS out there, we are not exactly the first point that most people in trouble would run to. Or even second or third for that matter
It is, therefore, a wonder, isn’t it - that the number of calls that we receive has been climbing higher and higher every year since the service started
Of course, there are other helplines out there. And, of course, most of these people have gone to them before - sometimes many, many times and to many, many different ones as well. But if they still come to us after all that, then it only tells us that our services are still needed, and our job is not finished
Because when you use our helpline, your morality is not questioned, because it does not matter. No matter who you are, you are a dignified creation of God [17:70], and your rights are guaranteed by our country’s Federal Constitution - and that is all we need to know to treat you with the respect and humanity you deserve
In cases of domestic violence, for example, we would never ask you why he hit you. Surah Ar-Rum tells us that the foundation of a marriage is mawaddah (love), sakinah(tranquility) and rahmah (mercy) [30:21]. Therefore, violence in any form and to any degree is unacceptable, and we will tell you what your rights and options are where the laws are concerned
Among some of the most common issues that we handle pertain to nafkah(maintenance), fasakh (divorce initiated by wives), hadhanah (child custody), polygamy and faraid (division of the estate of the decesed among their heirs)
For years, we have received thousands and thousands of these calls from all walks of life and all over Malaysia
Of course, we can operate these services, but that does little to the disturbing realisation that something in our system is evidently broken - because it is unable to protect, comfort and bring justice to women
Every call that we receive holds a story. And every story that we hear is laced with hope - that they don’t have to suffer anymore, and that their daughters don’t have to suffer the same fate they did
This struggle isn't about SIS. It isn't even about the people behind this organisation
It, it comes down to the issues that are carried by this organisation. Issues such as ending child marriage. Issues such as protecting women from domestic violence. Issues such as ensuring that every girl child can grow up to her best potential and high ambitions
When it comes down to it, none of these issues are unIslamic. We have constantly shown evidence after evidence of Muslim majority countries that are in line with SIS advocacy
It comes down to the empowerment of women and the threat that this poses to a society determined to remain patriarchal. History has shown us that when women are given the capability and the right to think and to speak up, they can and will change the world
Looking at the thousands and thousands of calls that we continue to receive today, women deserve a changed world. Women deserve to change this world
Oh, and of course they will put all kinds of labels on us. Name-calling, personal attacks and personal degradation have always been the weapons of choice of people who refuse to or are unable to engage in progressive, intellectual discourse
On our side, we will heed what the Quran tells us in Surah al-Baqarah to seek Allah’s guidance through patience and perseverance [2:45] and Surah al-Hujurat to not stoop to insulting words and name-calling [49:11]
SIS' work has always been grounded by the Holy Quran and hadiths. These texts were the foundation laid by our foremothers, and a study that we proudly continue today, three decades on. We are in constant discussion with Islamic scholars all over the world, as evident from all our work and advocacy
A colleague once quipped that should we ever complete our mission for justice and equality for women in Malaysia, we would all be out of jobs. I look forward to that day
Because to me, on evenings like these, the scariest calls on our helpline are those who realised that they got an answering machine and said that they would call back tomorrow - and never do
MAJIDAH HASHIM is a human rights defender. She can be reached via Twitter at @majidahhashim  - Mkini

Artikel ini hanyalah simpanan cache dari url asal penulis yang berkebarangkalian sudah terlalu lama atau sudah dibuang :

http://malaysiansmustknowthetruth.blogspot.com/2019/09/the-day-they-tried-to-cancel-sis.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+MalaysiansMustKnowTheTruth+%28Malaysians+Must+Kn

Kempen Promosi dan Iklan
Kami memerlukan jasa baik anda untuk menyokong kempen pengiklanan dalam website kami. Serba sedikit anda telah membantu kami untuk mengekalkan servis percuma aggregating ini kepada semua.

Anda juga boleh memberikan sumbangan anda kepada kami dengan menghubungi kami di sini
Beautiful Flowers Within The Day With Same Day Flower Delivery Little Flower Hut

Beautiful Flowers Within The Day With Same Day Flower Delivery Little Flower Hut

papar berkaitan - pada 23/8/2019 - jumlah : 118 hits
Flowers within the day are your most thoughtful gift to someone who means so much to you The gift of flowers is something meant and intended for Flower Delivery The provides the best options for your flower gifting even on your last minute ...
We Need To Cancel The Next G7 Let S Resume Them When Trump Is Gone

We Need To Cancel The Next G7 Let S Resume Them When Trump Is Gone

papar berkaitan - pada 28/8/2019 - jumlah : 76 hits
The takeaway from the 2019 Group of 7 Summit We need to cancel the 2020 G7 The goal of the G7 is to bring together some of the world s most prosperous democracies to coordinate on the most important issues of the day Whether on climate chan...
Same Day Flower Delivery Customizing A Bouquet For Delivery Within The Day Little Flower Hut

Same Day Flower Delivery Customizing A Bouquet For Delivery Within The Day Little Flower Hut

papar berkaitan - pada 10/9/2019 - jumlah : 43 hits
Same Day Flower Delivery Customizing a Bouquet for Delivery within the Day Little Flower HutFlowers are the most touching and meaningful gift that you can give to a very special person in your life especially during occasions and events If ...
We Tried Another Milk Tea At The Alley

We Tried Another Milk Tea At The Alley

papar berkaitan - pada 29/8/2019 - jumlah : 86 hits
Last few days I ordered myself Royal No 9 Milk Tea and Pearl but it doesn t really satisfy me You can read the post here So I decided to try a different one We wanted to order the Dark Chocolate and Creme Brulee but it s both not available ...
For Some Hosting Naik Was The Day The Music Died

For Some Hosting Naik Was The Day The Music Died

papar berkaitan - pada 29/8/2019 - jumlah : 85 hits
The day the music died is a line from the popular song American Pie by Don Maclean that was released in 1971 It was written as a tribute to the late Buddy Holly who died tragically in a plane crash In today s context this line is so apt for...
Sis Shows The Positivity Of Islam In Multiracial Malaysia

Sis Shows The Positivity Of Islam In Multiracial Malaysia

papar berkaitan - pada 1/9/2019 - jumlah : 62 hits
Without Sisters in Islam Muslim women in Malaysia would not be protected from domestic abuse Without Sisters in Islam Muslim mothers would not be able to independently apply for passports for their children arrange for school transfers or g...
Najib 1mdb Trial Day 5 Defence Set To Turn Up The Heat On Najib S Ex Aide

Najib 1mdb Trial Day 5 Defence Set To Turn Up The Heat On Najib S Ex Aide

papar berkaitan - pada 6/9/2019 - jumlah : 149 hits
The criminal trial of former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak involving the alleged abuse of power and laundering of 1MDB funds enters its fifth day at the High Court in Kuala Lumpur Malaysiakini brings you live reports of the proceedings S...
Bersatu Must Learn To Spread The Theme Unity And Peace Since They Are The Ruling Government

Bersatu Must Learn To Spread The Theme Unity And Peace Since They Are The Ruling Government

papar berkaitan - pada 3/9/2019 - jumlah : 51 hits
Recently a Minister from Bersatu made a mockery of himself by posting a dinner function after making a deportation demand just a few days earlier Now another Bersatu leader from Malacca is again in the forefront by inviting this controversi...
Najib 1mdb Trial Day 1 Second Witness Takes The Stand

Najib 1mdb Trial Day 1 Second Witness Takes The Stand

papar berkaitan - pada 28/8/2019 - jumlah : 57 hits
The criminal trial of former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak involving the alleged abuse of power and money laundering of 1MDB funds begins today at the Kuala Lumpur High Court Malaysiakini brings you live reports of the proceedings KEY HI...
12 Lelaki Ditangkap Dan Disunat Secara Paksa Kerana Kejantanannya Dikeluhkan Isteri

Isteri Dan Anak Dikerat Lapan Oleh Suami Berpunca Dari Hadiah Harijadi

Ambil Kesempatan Terhadap Gadis Naik Konuter Kuala Lumpur

Tak Pernah Nangis Sebab Orang Letak Nasi Sikit Nak Makan Elfira Loy

Satu Satunya Peluang Untuk Ds Anwar Jadi Pm

Nak Tau Tak Apa Yang Nyamuk Benci Sangat Meh Baca Ni Sampai Habis

Minat Dinosour Atau Minat Mendalam Petanda Anak Anda Bijak

Air Asam Kerisik



Biodata Kumpulan One Nation Emcees Peserta Gegar Vaganza 6 GV6 2019

Resepi Pilihan Roti Sarang Paling Sedap

Resepi Pilihan Pau Paling Lembut dan Gebu

Resepi Cheese Stick Paling Gebu

Benarkah Burung Cenderawasih Langsung Tidak Jejak Tanah


19 10 2019 Family Day Kelas Pandai Di Pantai Pasir Lanun Endau Mersing

Trip Ke Hatyai 2h1m Aktiviti Makan Makan Di Hatyai

Durian Cheese Pizza Is The Bae In Pizza Hut Malaysia

Sumber Kalsium Untuk Ibu Hamil Cegah Osteoporosis Setelah Tua

Akhirnya Dapat Juga Beli Bantal Das Abdul Global

Bila Masa Yang Sesuai Untuk Saya Mohon Guru Cemerlang