Fansari wrapped her body in a loose-fitted, long dress that reached her ankles and wrists. She covered her head with a large garment that completely covered her chest and bottom. With such a dress, it seemed that she was ready to pray to Allah at any time. Fansari believed that this covering was the perfect outfit to to please God. In contrast those women whose clothing is not perfect will never enter Paradise or even smell its heavenly fragrance. Ten years ago, she was a photo model with thick makeup, a cutting edge hairstyle, tight you-can-see shirt that highlighted the curve of her breasts, and a miniskirt.
Female cyclists apologise for violating Islamic sharia laws
Female cyclists apologise for violating Islamic sharia laws | Daily Mail Online
Over the weekend, a group of nine women and a man went for a bike ride around the Indonesian city of Banda Aceh, shooting—as one does—some group photos and videos to memorialize the carefree jaunt. Nonetheless, police identified the cyclists and managed to track them down, with the purported offenders given religious counseling by an Islamic cleric and made to promise to apologize publicly on social media before being released. We also recorded it when they apologized. Wasisto Raharjo Jati, a researcher from the Indonesian Institute of Sciences LIPI who has studied the implementation of Sharia law in Aceh, said the local government could have stood to be less hardline in its application of the law, particularly given current circumstances surrounding the COVID pandemic. I think the Sharia law needs to be more flexible in this context. A similar operation also took place in at Pango Bridge in Banda Aceh, with at least stopped and lectured for purportedly inappropriate clothing.
Women’s cycling club in Aceh wanted by local authorities for riding in ‘sexy clothes’
This file photo taken on December 10, shows the first female flogger preparing to whip a woman in public, in Banda Aceh, after she was caught in close proximity with a man who is not her husband in a hotel. With more women being charged for morality crimes in recent years, Aceh says it's trying to follow Islamic law that calls for women to whip female perpetrators -- which is the case in neighbouring Malaysia. Photograph: AFP. More women in Aceh, a conservative region on Sumatra island, are being charged under sharia law for morality crimes such as cuddling in public or premarital sex.
Update July 7: All the women in the cycling club have been identified and are being given religious counseling. They have publicly apologized for their attire. A group of female cyclists in Aceh is causing a public stir in the conservative province after photos and videos of them wearing tight-fitting clothes circulated widely on the internet.