There’s a preferred comedy sequence known as “The Johnsons” proven totally on the DStV African Magic Family channel. I’ve to just accept that the inventive storylines are very hilarious and therapeutic.
But past the leisure, there’s extra to the sequence that require scrupulous consideration.
The gateman’s title, sure “GATEMAN” whose characater tells of extra DEGRADING function within the present is MUHAMMAD, yeah, MUHAMMAD ( coincidence proper ?) and the spouse is AISHA.
Well, this will not instantly sound bizzare as a result of the Muslims values and codes of conducts are sometimes degraded in films, like utilizing Muslim names for gatemen and so forth. This is seen as regular by these within the leisure.
But to now select MUHAMMAD as a reputation of the gateman, and his spouse’s title to be AISHA is thoughts puzzling.
The director/producer of the The Johnsons Show absolutely intentionally selected these names, discerning clearly that the revered prophet of Islam is Prophet Muhammad(Peace Be Upon him) and his spouse’s title was Aisha(May Allah be happy along with her) in REALITY.
Such cantankerous insensitivity is seen as regular show of “Work of Arts” within the leisure business. Perhaps, think about having a film sequence and the cleaner and automotive wash man is known as Jesus, and the mom of of the character is known as Mary in the identical film. Would it nonetheless sit properly with you as “Work of Arts”? And that there is nothing extra to it? And it is simply leisure ?.
Well this may not sit properly with me as a Muslim as a result of Islam teaches me to respect Jesus and Quran itself devoted a chapter(Chapter 19) for Mary( May Allah have mercy on her) as a lady of integrity. The chapter tells that she was an immaculate lady who was pure of all of the allegations in opposition to her and gave delivery to Jesus miraculously via the phrases of God, and Jesus spoke from cradle, gave charity and worshipped God actually.(You can learn on from English translation of the Quran chapter 19. Chapter of Mary)
The sequence have been on air for greater than 4 years I believe. No one has raised any situation on the delicate assault on the character of Muhammad within the present, although many might discover it extremely displeasing. The day the Muslims would start to ask the producers of the present questions of the insensitivity within the casts’ nomenclatures and the vindictive alternative of appellations behind the gateman and his spouse, some bigots would begin bringing forth classes about TOLERANCE.
The final time Olamide sang “See Mary, See Jesus”(although I don’t approve of this too), CAN was unprecedentedly livid, and pressured NBC to halt the play of the Music on the home radio stations IMMEDIATELY. Yes, I assist CAN on this. They have the rights to guard their spiritual values.
But the identical CAN and a few bigots would watch gleefully with admirable enthusiasm when the rights of others are being violated and would even rise in opposition to them once they spring for his or her rights in courtroom.
We don’t settle for that Jesus (Peace be Upon him) would approve of injustice to others, and we hope many individuals would comply with him on this regard.
The crystal fact stays crystal. You cannot jeopardize or intentionally obsfuscate individuals from their rights without end. Someday, it will be challenged legally. And that’s what we’re experiencing now. Many points need to nonetheless take a authorized actions past the rights of a Muslim girl to use Hijab in public schools.
The Muslims within the South West would proceed to peacefully search redress and problem their lengthy ostracization of their rights in courtroom to hunt justice. Trust me, there are lots of points to be digged past a woman kid’s proper in search of to make use of Hijab within the authorities college.
(Note: I do know some individuals at all times pressure their sanity to learn content material to mirror the satan’s dwelling in them already. This submit is NOT about inciting violence. It is a delicate contact on many rights and identities of others which have been horredously stampled upon and seen as regular in our society. Peaceful LEGAL actions can be taken on many points at due time. And the time is now)
This post was originally published on July 12, 2022.