Firdaus Tarmizi

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Ayatul Kursi Saves Muslim Girl from Attack?

In Ranting, Religion on June 18, 2012 at 5:54 am

http://www.womensviewsonnews.org/

 

1.  This is a story about the gullibility of Muslims.  OK OK I know anyone regardless of religion, race, age or education level can be stupid, but since I am a Muslim, I want to focus on them.

2.  First, take a look at this article below.  To save you time, it is about how a girl was saved from certain rape by reciting the Ayatul Kursi.  It claimed that the story happened in the USA, to an Asian woman wearing the jilbab.

http://smsquran.wordpress.com/2012/02/22/kisah-nyata-keajaiban-membaca-ayat-kursi-di-amerika/

 

3.  Now, this story emerged between 2002 – 2008, circulated through emails, Facebook posts, forums  and various other channels.  Here are its doppelgangers:

http://www.naseeb.com/journals/the-miracle-of-ayatul-kursi-74729

http://rafaqat.com/ayatul-kursi-saves-muslim-girl-from-attack/

http://www.turntoislam.com/forum/showthread.php?t=46908

 

4.  Similar stories, with small variations.  Notice how the story now happened to a girl in Rochdale, Manchester.  Note how nothing is stated about the girl being Asian or the rapist being a Caucasian.

5. I don’t see anything wrong about these stories, you might say.  These might be true, miracles can happen if you truly believe, you might argue.  Allah is always there to protect those who are “good Muslims”, you might assert.  But allow me to provide some rebuttals:

  • First of all, do you have a concrete proof that these really happened?  Where’s the source?  Or are we just taking it for the truth simply because it sounds good and glorify Islam?
  • Why is there no emphasis on the fact that you should NOT walk through an empty alley alone at night?

 

6.  Please, the best defense against rape is emphasis on safety, awareness of your surrounding, precaution, and good old common sense.  After all of this has been taken cared of, THEN you can pray and rely on God to protect you.  These stories are an insult to all who were raped or molested, implying they did not pray hard enough, or are not good enough Muslim.  It gave the wrong impression that women wearing modestly will NOT get assaulted. It puts the blame on the victim, instead of the perpetrator.  Heck, these stories are even an insult to my intelligence, with its inconsistencies and bullcrap feel-good endings.

7.  Come on! Do your fucking homework and research before forwarding anything.  False stories circulated are tantamount to lies being spread around.  Come to think about it, why do you even forward things?

 

Oh by the way, according to Snopes. com, these stories originated from a CHRISTIAN story, which was circulated way back in 2000, here:

http://www.snopes.com/glurge/rapestop.asp

How’s that for a kick to the balls?