In The Name of ALLAH The Almighty
Frailty thy name is woman
‘Frailty thy name is woman’, I used to utter this statement of
Shakespeare whenever I heard about any girl escaping from the cage
of life by letting herself be the victim of clamorous river or
choosing the path of humiliation through elopement. Like the other
people of my community I always blamed their weak intellect but
never looked into their helpless hearts….. yet I claimed myself as
a philanthropist person but never tried to know what it meant.
Today, again I heard about a girl who synchronized her last few
breaths with the melodious tunes of the singing rivulets. I heard
the people cursing her and saw them showing their antipathic
behaviour towards her stupidity . I too coerced my lips to support
the crowd but I found them seald. Meanwhile my spirit threw away
the spectacles of apthay and hatred through which I used to see the
falsified aspects of the women.
I am not saying that women are superior to men or they possess the
same status as that of the men. I am in accord with the Quranic
verse and scientific proof that men has been bestowed abit
domineering status over the women. But it doesn’t mean that
mistakes are always aboriginally related to women’s life.
Elopement is one of such burning issues which are acquainted with
the daughter of Eve. Obviously, such a step taken by a daughter is
awful and morally not acceptable. The startling truth behind this
fallacious issue is only and only due to lack of guidance. Because
such a step is taken only by the teenagers, and according to an
English writer Sean Covey teenage is the most crucial stage of life
where a person has to be very cautious before making any decision.
Girls are emotionally blackmailed in this stage mostly, so they
make such a decision as they don’t gain any kind of endorsement
from their elders. Secondly, they are also enthralled by the web of
black magic as it is common in our area. Indeed, some of the
unfortunate girls opt this pathway to unfetter themselves from the
heavy household responsibilities and cruel sights of a step mother
or a boorish sister in law.
But the question here is why only the girls become the victim of
the sharp sights all around? If elopement is a sin then why the
daughter receives condolence while the son receives
congratulations? why this is so that if a daughter takes golden
step then the father is applaud but if the same daughter takes
wrong step then the mother is blamed? Isn’t there anyone who can
look into the gilded cage of helplessness where a daughter is
bounded? Why always the people vilify a daughter committing suicide
but never try to search for the reasons of her abnegation? Has
there been any mother who thought to depart from her beloved child
without any reason? OR has there been any person who preferred his
or\her demise over the colourfull life?
It is quite knotty to have the answers of these questions, because
the children of Adam have been taught to see the incurring sides of
the pictures. Neither I can change the minds of the people nor I
can stop the false statements uttered in the honour of a daughter
who commits suicide or chooses the wrong pathway of her life. I can
only transfer my emotions on this blank page through the pen which
runs from the ink of my tears. OR at least I can try to fulsify the
statement of Shakespeare by saying that frailty is not the name of
woman instead woman is the name of love. The love which resists her
to protest against her beloved ones even when they are wrong, the
love which tends a sister to sacrifice her own wishes rather than
to deny her brother’s wills and the love which doesn’t allow a
daughter to be burden on her parents.
In epitome, female commits suicides when they are in plight while
male face the tribulation with courage. Because male can go
everywhere to heal his wounds but a female alone cannot go anywhere
except the dark abyss underneath the incandescent earth.