Toronto Police’s Muslim Chaplain opposes sex-ed curriculum, “social suicide”
Musleh Khan, who was recently appointed to Toronto police Muslim chaplain, came under fire following controversial statements on women’s rights.
As part of his activity for Pure Matrimony, an online service helping practising Muslims find a partner for marriage, Musleh Khan held in March 2013 a webinar entitled ‘The Heart of The Home: The Rights And Responsibilities of A Wife’.
In this webinar Khan explained the wife’s duties in her relationship with her husband, including the prohibition to refrain from having conjugal relations whenever her husband desires unless she has “a valid excuse.”
According to Musleh Khan, the husband is the only leader of the family; “the wife should be obedient to her husband at all times” including when he calls her to bed; she should “ask her husband’s permission before leaving the home” and “is obliged to serve her husband.”
In a lecture during the Islamic Awareness Week at the University of Saskatchewan organized in 2014 by the Muslim Students Association (MSA), Musleh Khan explained how gently and cleverly Mohammad treated his 9-year-old wife Aisha.
In a Q&A session in 2015 at Ummah Nabawiah Mosque in Etobicoke, Ontario, Musleh Khan said that it is permissible in Islam to marry a 9-year-old girl, but the implementation of it has its time and place.
Musleh Khan claimed that his statements were misunderstood. He explained that the Arabic word often translated as “obedience” in fact denotes loyalty, devotion and love.
Police spokesperson Meaghan Gray told CBC News that Musleh Khan met with Toronto police Chief Mark Saunders, and continues as a volunteer chaplain.”
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