In the last few days, the issue of avoiding to mention ladies’ names on funeral flyers has been a hot topic on social media. If the discussion was initiated by an individual authority, it would represent an individual’s idea and the backwardness would be felt less bitter. It is so painful when some individuals impose their ideas on society using their power.
The statement which is sent to printing offices in the form of a legal order raises the following issues:
First of all, the (said) authority pushes the responsibility of his illogical demand on people’s shoulder and justifies his words by making the allegation that what he orders is “the religious people’s demands”, trying to legitimize his words by associating them with religious people’s view, making it appear as a religious demand.
The second, this statement has been issued based on which religious documents?
The third, an authority must encourage rationality in society, even if we suppose the allegation is completely correct, an order which questions religion should not be issued based on a small community request.
Thus, it is so unfortunate to try to cover irrational and lagged ideas with religion, the ideas which are based on unreligious blight customs. Islamic propaganda organization’s duty is to purify these habits. Therefore, we must be careful not to create irrational gender-based image of religion and avoid issuing these kind of orders.