KUALA LUMPUR: "A handful of parents across America consciously keep the children from concealing their sex and instead come up with the creation of so-called" webies & # 39 ;.
The idea is that the children have to decide for themselves whether they are boys or girls. & # 39;
That was the first comment Tucker Carlson formulated concisely in his talk show, Tucker Carlson Tonight, as aired on July 20 on the Fox News Channel.
The guest whom he interviewed for the show, Cathy Areu, called for parents to embrace gender neutrality and to stop labeling them & # 39; of their children in the age of 0-4.
According to her, this was to allow the children to decide for themselves the gender they would like to be in their own time, at the age of four.
Areu also emphasized the unimportance of genitals and equality between men and women.
Areu's arguments were clearly shot by Carlson who raised some important questions and comments.
Among them was the ability of a four-year-old toddler to take a profound decision of life, recognition of biology and nature as real phenomena, and the complete difference between men and women in important ways, which does not mean inequality.
The five-minute interview reflected the & # 39; disease & # 39; who suffered a part of society in some parts of the world.
This is the disease that brings fear of sex and ourselves, such as Ashley McGuire in her book & Sex Scandal & # 39; remarked.
A sign of god
The creation of a gender-based man is one of Allah's Signs.
It is therefore an important topic to get a lot of attention and care. The male and the female form one pair.
The Quran states that everything is made in pairs (Surah al-Zariyat (51): 49).
The determination of gender, male or female, is by Allah.
The two different genera, united by marriage, then contribute to human reproduction.
Allah declares: "O mankind, be dutiful to your Lord, who created you from one person (Adam) and from him (Adam) He created his wife (Eve), and from them he created both men and women. # 39; (Surah al-Nisa & # 39; (4): 1).
The importance of gender in Islam can be seen through gender identification or naming.
Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) commanded that a newborn baby be called on the seventh day.
Samurah ibn Jundub r.a reported that the Prophet Muhammad said: "Every boy is mortgaged by his" aqieqah "who is sacrificed on the seventh day, his head is shaved and he is named." (Abu Daud).
The Prophet Muhammad also mentioned some newborn babies shortly after birth.
Anas ibn Malik r.a. reported that on the morning after the birth of Ibrahim, the son of the Prophet Muhammad, he said: "A boy was born for me tonight, and I named him after the name of my father, Ibrahim A.S." (Muslim)
Furthermore, the Prophet Muhammad reminded parents to give good names to their children.
Ibn & Umar R.a. reported that the Prophet Muhammad said: "The most beloved of your names for Allah are Abdullah and Abdul Rahman & # 39 ;. (Muslim).
From these Hadiths it can be concluded that it is the responsibility of the parents to give their children names and identification and thereby fulfill the rights of the child.
Later in life, gender disparity needs attention, because it concerns rules that relate to religious duties, relationships and social interaction, etc. Apart from roles that must be performed.
Denial of sexual differences or identities, and the struggle to abolish gender identification would seek gender equality and justice.
Unfortunately, the goals to be achieved seem ambiguous and debatable.
As clearly stated by the Koran, all people; men and women are equal, "The one who works righteousness, man or woman, and has faith, verily, to him we will give a new life, a life that is good and pure, and we will give their reward according to the best of their actions. . "(Surah al-Nahl (16): 97).
It is piety (taqwa) that makes them different, "… Verily the most honored of you in the eyes of Allah is (he who is) the most righteous of you …" (Surah al-Hujurat (49): 13)
Although Islam clearly states that men and women are equal in the eyes of Allah, it does not recognize that they are identical.
This is due to the fact that Allah created men and women with unique physical, physiological and psychological qualities.
In Islam these differences are embraced as essential components for a family and community structure in which each individual contributes his or her own distinctive talent to the benefit of the family and society.
Islam also argues that not all differences cause injustice.
Even in certain cases, justice is achieved through inequality, such as the unequal distribution of wealth.
This is related to the fact that in the Islamic worldview justice indicates the placing of things in their rightful place.
The Qur'an states that: "Say:" Are they right, those who know and those who do not know? It is they who are endowed with understanding who receive admonition."(Sura al-Zumar (39): 9).
From this verse it can be deduced that people of knowledge must be treated on the basis of their position.
A special treatment actually fulfills their rights as they are granted by religion.
With regard to children, providing a suitable identity is one of their rights, apart from recognizing their roles based on their respective gender that Allah has designed for them.
Indeed, that is the essence of justice. – Bernama
Wan Roslili Abd Majid is a fellow at the Center for the Study of Sharia Law and Politics at the Institute of Islamic Understanding Malaysia (IKIM). The opinions in this article are personal views.