In a recent survey conducted by Gilani Research Foundation Survey, 75 per cent Pakistani men have said that women’s parda (veil) is discussed in their Friday sermons.
A nationally representative sample of adult men, from across the four provinces was used and were asked, “Please tell us if the following issues were discussed in your Friday sermon?” Responding to this, massive 75 per cent of the men said that Friday sermons discuss women’s veil, 69% said it was about what clothes to wear, 59% of the respondents said the Friday sermon was about the obscenities on TV, 48% replied about America, 43% said discussion was against the drone attacks, and politicians, only 39% said polio was discussed, 38% said related to music not being allowed while only 35% said it was in reference to talks with the Taliban.
Friday sermons are of great importance to Muslim communities around the world. In Pakistan special arrangements are made every week on Friday to offer Jumma prayer and listen to khuttbaaz following them. These khutbaaz mainly discuss the issues faced by the world in Islamic perspective and address the guidelines provided by the holy prophet Hazrat Muhammad (P.B.U.H) and Quran-e-Pak in sorting out matters.