Egyptian imam says it’s OK to be a peeping Tom

Usama al-Qawsi

Usama al-Qawsi

Damien Gayle reports for the UK’s Daily Mail, Aug. 19, 2014, that a hardline Islamic imam from Egypt this week made waves in the Middle East after he issued a fatwa or religious edict allowing a man to watch a woman while she is taking a shower, so long as your intentions are “pure,” whatever that means.

Usama al-Qawsi is a cleric in the Salafi movement, a minority strain in Egyptian Islam, which encourages believers to look back to the earliest Muslims as the epitome of good religious practice. His sermon was broadcast on Egyptian-based Mehwar TV Channel and translated into English by al-Arabiya.

Al-Qawsi preached: “If you were really honest and wanted to marry that woman, and you were able to hide and watch her in secret, see the things that she wouldn’t usually let you see before marrying her, then it is acceptable as long as your intentions are pure.”

In fact, al-Qawsi claimed that one of Prophet Mohammad’s companions did exactly that, that is, was a peeping Tom. Al-Qawsi said although “some disapproved,” the Prophet himself gave permission, saying, “If you can see something that would make you want to marry her then go ahead and do it.’

But al-Qawsi appears to run counter to traditional Muslim teachings, which encourage both men and women to dress modestly and “lower their gaze” when faced with members of the opposite sex. That prompted Egypt’s Minister of Religion, Mohammad Mukhtar, to quickly move to reject al-Qawsi’s fatwa.

Mukhtar said, “Where is the glory and masculinity in watching a woman shower? Would you allow this to happen to your daughter? If it was OK with you then it isn’t with the conservative, civilized Muslim and Christian societies – they disapprove of it. Besides, Islam preaches that modesty should be in our nature and all religions concur.”

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~Eowyn

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18 responses to “Egyptian imam says it’s OK to be a peeping Tom

  1. WHAAAAT!! These people are seriously unhinged. I am sure the intentions could only be pure when some pervert is watching a woman shower. NOT!! And I am sure this also must apply to the way they like their “women” young, at 7 years old. Disgusting animals.

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  2. So… ummmm…
    next time I see a couple of muslim men walking around accompanied by a pair of walking black trash bags, I should figure the men may have sneaked a spy cam or two into the trash bags?

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  3. Q: How do you get a Muslim woman pregnant?
    A: Dress her up as a goat.

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  4. LMBO Traildust!! 😄😄😄😄

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  5. Perhaps the imam is an expert on bath soap and body wash.

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  6. As the imams proclaim, we all need to widen our minds and anuses to accept these teachings. As Mohammed said, “Blessed is he who can scoop up a twenty dollar bill and make change with his butt cheeks.”

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  7. Guess they have no concept of real relationships ( “DUH…wut’s a relationship?”) being built on mutual trust and respect. No such words in their beliefs or vocabulary.

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  8. Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this interesting post. So it is all right for a man to peep and peek at another woman as long as his intentions are “pure.” That’s like saying it is possible to be half pregnant. How stupid can you get?

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  9. Yeah,you guys failed me on hating on muslims,if you read the last sentence of the blog,you clearly contradict what the quran says

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    • Aiman4,

      We don’t hate Muslims. I do, however, have strong objections to Muslims who are jihadists, killing and laying waste to the Middle East, North Africa, and even Nigeria in West Africa, persecuting and executing Christians. From your IP address in Malaysia, I’m assuming you’re a Muslim. You too should have a problem with them because they are smearing the reputation and image of good Muslims.

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