MODESTY HAS BEEN PART OF OUR CULTURE IN ISLAMIC SOCIETY
OUR LADIES REQUIRED NO CHASTITY BELTS AS IN WESTERN WORLD
MORAL VALUES BRING SELF CONTROL INSTEAD OF CONTRAPTIONS
We have all heard of the tale of Henry the Eighth who wanted to get rid of his wife Ann Boleyn. He accused her of adultery and had her beheaded, much to the chagrin of the public. But more usually the Western world had no concept of leaving their women alone for a long period of time. They knew the frivolous behaviour of their wives, as well as women folk. So they invented the CHASTITY BELT, made of mostly iron, with a heavy lock on it. The key they took with themselves in their journeys far away places or even near their houses. And mind you it was not to let virgins remain virgins, it was meant to inhibit the behaviour of their consorts and they had no trust in them of any kind. The Chaucer tales tell us about the seriousness of intent of behaviour. The women were considered libidinous and never in control of themselves.
Virginity in our Culture is a sense of pride and without hesitation, it can be said it is there in Pakistan, as nowhere in the world,. Interesting western education has brought leniency in this view. Our own culture stands tall in this respect. In the Western world virginity in the past or today is considered with a sense of shame. A Virgin in Western world is an outcast of society. That is why that society has become Islamophobic for they know the values do not intermix. Virtue is a pride for us.
In 1932 on a visit to London, a Muslim visitor from Lahore, was looking here and there in Trafalgar square. The Bobby asked him, what he was looking for? The Lahori said, I am looking forward on seeing a virgin here. The Bobby started laughing and said look at the Nelson Statue. When it moves, you will know that a virgin is passing the place. If that was then, what about now? The Laws of Allah does not abstain us from any intimacy, it just regulates same in a responsible way. And that is ingrained in our culture and no ideological bashing can take it away from us. A stroll in society can tell us how seriously this issue is taken by all.,