Many people unfairly judge and stereotype others in the Muslim culture based on the actions of certain members in their society. They begin to think that all Muslims are the same, which is not true, which is a message conveyed in A Thousand Splendid Suns. In this novel, the author, Khaled Hosseini, portrays the different Muslim lifestyles by using fictional characters in possible scenarios. Throughout the story, the contrast between the roles of women and men prove that their ways of living and their personal beliefs are not all the same. Fariba, Laila, and Marriam were three Muslim women that Hosseini used to compare and contrast their qualities and ways of life.
For instance, the religion of Islam that most Muslims follow and how Arab men are viewed. These stereotypes are created due to savage acts. People of other cultures believe the Islamic religion praises violence and wreckage. However, they’re very wrong. A Muslim’s entire religion is based around the aspects of peace.
She also believes that she does not want to know a lot of the man as it could ruin a couple’s relationship. Charlotte states that she hopes that Elizabeth “will be satisfied with what I have done. I am not romantic, you know; I never was. I ask only a comfortable home; and considering Mr. Collins’s character, connection, and situation in life, I am convinced that my chance of happiness with him is as fair as most people can boast on entering the marriage state
Now she does not have the same comfort as she once had and it changed her behavior, i.e. call the customer to have the relief she was seeking since she discovered the issue. Fred was comfortable with the decision he made and nothing changed his approach about the situation. Fred kept it quite once and persuaded Pat to understand the situation and the action of the company as he does. In my opinion, Fred never experienced or had the inconsistency in his attitude of selling the product of less quality, so it never changed his behavior.
I never did anything wrong to you in my life. I never loved Cassio, except with the pure love that I feel for humankind. I never gave him any token of romantic love.” (Othello lines 73-76 pg 241). It is clear that Othello is still trying to implicate Desdemona for cheating on him with Cassio, but she denies and pours out her love for him. Desdemona could have easily left him because of how much he accused her of cheating, but Desdemona truly loved him and truly wanted to be with
the Islamic culture is viewed as oppressive, irrational, backward, and patriarchal because of the incorporation of the traditional Islamic culture and absence of the civic culture. The countries view the resistance to secularization as rejection of democracy, equality, rule of law- the notions which the Muslims struggle to bring to their countries. According to Huntington, the western ideas of free market, separation of the church and the state face little opposition in primary Islamic countries. The difference is mainly due to power structures and political realities in the United States and Middle East countries like Iraq and Iran. There is a general perception of incompatibility of the Muslim and western values.
Aminah Wadud contradicted this idea and she strongly argued that the verse is an unconditional preferences. In an article by Sarah Shehabuddin titled ( Female Leadership in Islam ) article no 433 “ ….. According to Amina Wadud, “an individual scholar who considers faddala an unconditional preference of males over females does not restrict qiwamah to the family relationship but applies it to society at large. Men, the superior beings, are qawwamuna ala women, the dependent, inferior beings”. This view opposes any possibility of female leadership as it claims the Quran prefers men as leaders both within the family and within society.
These people who undertake such an attitude towards the Muslims, and mock their faith and prayer must be repelled by all Muslims. According to both scholars: This Ayat gives an accurate description of hypocrites in Islam and reveals their main characteristics; they pretend to be believers but hide their Kufr. Through this Ayat, Allah exposes their qualities, features and schemes to make the Muslims aware from fraternising with them. These charlatans whose hearts are filled with Kufr thus do not benefit from the knowledge they hear from the Muslims surrounding them, nor does their advice guides them towards the correct path but Allah knows what they are trying to conceal, their secrets and their pretensions. Allah thus has more knowledge than that the hypocrites can conceive and He will recompense them accordingly.
Demonizing Muslims eventually leads to discrimination and sometimes even to harassment and acts of violence. Speakers at Islamic conferences and lectures, around the world, routinely mock Shi’ites and call them by the derogatory term “Rafidah”. People are being brainwashed and are forced to think that Shia’s are enemies and are meant to be killed and which lead them to Heaven. These speakers and scholars are openly misguiding people and no government around the world is taking a stand against such people. Shiaphobia
Of course a few characters of the story express their, theological approach to life and do not look dynamic; however, characters like Sadiqa protest and question the validity of the treatment they receive from others. In other words characters are not sacrificed on the necessity of plots or incidents. Apart from minor characters, the characters take decision following the norms of society and also reflect the impact of happenings on their personalities. Sadiqa’s mother and she herself act dynamically. Skindra Mir makes use of realism and does not to try to impart any lesson to her readers, yet the story parents, questions and issues that demand attention of the representatives of the society.