Karim AbuZaid is a senior respected Imam and scholar that has been invited to Canadian mosques to give guest lectures. His last visit to Canada was to give a weekend workshop on a book by Jamil Zino – Individual And Social Reform. This workshop took place On June 18, 2018 at the Salaheddin Islamic Centre in Scarborough
Some Canadian leaders tell the Canadian population that, the action of the Taliban does not reflect the teachings of Islam. However some senior Imams seem to agree with many of the policies implemented by the Taliban.
Karim AbuZaid speak at some length on the Taliban policy concerning concerning women. Below is a partial transcript of Imam AbuZaid’s statement uploaded on August 21 0f 2021
Is the hijab an element of Islam? Yes it is. Hijab is mandatory upon every women who attains the age of puberty.
Hijab in Islam is the covering of the entire body except the face and the hands.
The bourka or niqab which is the covering of the face except the eyes this is a recommended not mandatory.
If a Muslim who loves Allah sees a sister…. When a sister does not wear the hijab she is committing a major sin… If she is my daughter I could use, lawful, legal means to force my daughter to wear her hijab, provided I am not violating the laws of the land.
Now the laws of Taliban – the laws of the Sharia – of Islam that’s what they want to implement in their country. So what is wrong with that? Why don’t you not place this on the same level, equal to Macron forcing women not to wear their hijab under the notion of keeping the custom and the principles of the Republic?
Listen the hijab is an element of Islam. Muslims you should love for the Sharia of Allah to be established through…Taliban happened to be the ruling authority in Afghanistan. Don’t they have the right to at least show their women the Islamic dress code?
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Imam Ansim Rashid from Canada Vancouver advocates for policies similar to those being enacted by the Taliban.
She must be completely covered.
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