NEW YORK (WOMENSENEWS)– Before posting pictures of her boyfriend, 17-year-old Sania Iqbal blocked all her Muslim family members from her social media page.It wasn’t until a younger cousin took a screen shot that captured the images that she realized she wasn’t as covert as she thought she was.There was one minor detail missing from the stories, however: the shop is unlikely to open anytime soon — and the reason for that isn’t what you might expect.“I’m getting requests from all corners of the world who want to know about the story in Mecca, and I’m [telling reporters], ‘You don’t have your facts straight,” Abdelaziz Aouragh, who heads of El Asira, the company at the center of the controversy told Think Progress after several prominent newspapers carried the story.The Dutch businessman and practicing Muslim found the attention even more bewildering because he sees no contradiction between Islamic teachings and sexual pleasure — or the sale of intimate products in Mecca.Her cousin showed the photos to Iqbal’s aunt, who later told her mother.“She was mad,” Iqbal, now 18, said in a phone interview.
For over twenty-three years, beginning in 610 , the Prophet orally transmitted the Quran (Koran).
While he hasn’t made any real moves to do so yet, Aouragh does hope to one day sell his line of in the holy city.
Reporters simply misconstrued the reality of the situation by relying on a mistranslation of an old interview he gave a year ago.
Her mother asked, “Why would you post pictures up of you and him, especially kissing and knowing that the family will find out and see?
” Iqbal was ashamed that she kept her 3-month old relationship a secret.