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FAZAL you have shown us at least one deficiency in the Quran

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Submitted by Jan (Belgium), Sep 28, 2006 at 17:31

Fazal,

It is obvious from your explanation of rape that there is a problem with the law in Pakistan and with Sharia in general.

1. YOU WROTE: "The constitution of my country insists that the only sources of Islamic law shall be the Quran-e-Karim and the Sunnah or the actions of the Prophet."

2. YOU WROTE: "There is no mention of a law for Rape in the Quran-e-Karim."

Did Allah not know that rape is an important issue for women? And that it is an issue of all places and all times? Most women prefer to die rather than being raped. Why didn't Allah legislate that a rapist should get the death penalty. If Allah didn't legislate this, why didn't the prophet do it? The death penalty should work as a deterrent for any would-be rapist. If someone tells me Islam provides a perfect and complete law, I tell him he is joking. And you just proved this as well.

I will tell you why Allah did not worry too much about rape. Because Allah's mirror image, Muhammad ibn Abdullah encouraged rape on captive women and slave-women. Shariah does not distinguish between female prisoners of war and female slaves. My shafi'i shariah guide of sacred law even stipulates that the marriage of a captive woman is automatically cancelled when she is alloted to her new master. Can you believe this? If not I will indicate the page and paragraph. Mohammad even raped one of those poor women himself. Her name was Safiya. He raped her after having her husband Kinanah killed. Islamic history has sold this story as a "marriage". Can you imagine a woman who is delighted to marry the man who killed her husband just before?

I would call such a woman a perverted and sick woman. In Islam they call her umm al-mumineen. If the Quran and the Hadith accept the idea of rape, be it of captive women or slave women, some men will justify rape by saying they took the woman prisoner or took her as a slave. In the Saudi Arabia of 2006, men rape their maids because they consider them as their slaves, so they have the right to rape them according to the Quran 4.24 (in Surat-an-nisa to make things even worse).

Because of the absence of a good guidance on rape in the Quran, the Ulema in Pakistan are using whatever is available in the Quran to have a judgement on rape. And the only thing they can find in the Quran and the hadith is

24.13 : Why did they not produce four witnesses? Since they produce not witnesses, they verily are liars in the sight of Allah.

+a number of hadith where the prophet had people stoned based on their own testimony of having had sex out of wedlock. Those hadith are now used against women who declare that they were raped and to protect men against false testimonies of women who might accuse them of rape without it actually took place. I think from shariah perspective this makes sense. Just imagine a married woman who had sex with another man and becomes pregnant. She can simply escape stoning by telling she was raped. And this would be a pity for the weekly stoning event on the market. Sorry for being a bit sarcastic. In fact I rather feel I want to cry when I see this barbaric system of thought.

Can you come up with an alternative based on the Quran and the Hadith? If your Ulema can't, how could you? They are the experts, not you.

FAZAL, if the Ulema can not explain what Islam stands for, who can? Did you study Islam more than them? Do you understand more than them. One lady once told me that Khomeini did not understand Islam when he pronounced the death sentence on Salman Rushdie. I asked her if she understands Islam better than a man who spent over 50 years studying and discussing Islam? This is a joke!

FAZAL, WHAT IS ISLAM? PLEASE TELL ME! Isn't the Quran a clear guidance for mankind as muslims pretend? I think it is rather a misguidance.

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