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Re: The Quran on WOMEN
By:Naushad P.
Date: Thursday, 6 May 2010, 6:13 pm
In Response To: Re: The Quran on WOMEN (Salman Farrukh)

Dear brother,

Please see the stress on men too. Below post was written by Dr.Shabbir in response to a query on rape:

RAPE: Most people think, and Mullahs assert, that the Qur’an prescribes no punishment for the rapist. But the Qur’an claims to be a well perfected Book and that it covers all things that were necessary to be revealed (Innattibiyaana lakulla shayi). The Qur’an does not use the term ‘Zina-bil-Jabr’ (forced sex) for good reason since it prescribes grievous punishment even for harassing or bothering women. The term used in 33:60 derives from Rajf = Creating alarm = Bothering = Frightening = Harassing = Causing to tremble = Inciting fear. The punishment for men creating Rajf among women could vary from exile to slaying depending on the extent of Rajf caused by the accused]

33:60 Thus it is: If the hypocrites, and those in whose hearts is disease, and those who create turmoil in the City do not desist (from maligning women), We shall give you control over them (O Prophet). And then they will be your neighbors for no more than a short while.

33:61 Accursed, they shall be seized wherever found and slain one and all. [This is the penalty for men who keep annoying innocent women on the street, assault them or rape them]

33:62 That was the way of God among those who lived before. And never will you find any change in God’s way.

FOUR WITNESSES FOR SLANDERING CHASTE WOMEN - THE LAW OF QAZAF:
24:4 (Protecting the honor of a woman is extremely important.) Those who accuse chaste women and then fail to produce four witnesses (the court of law shall order to) carry out eighty lashes to such accusers. And never in the future accept their testimony. They have drifted away from morality.
[24:23. Faasiq = One who drifts away–from what? Will depend on the context]

Notice that the Qur'an does not apply the Law of QAZAF to women. She might make a mistake in identifying the man, but Allah looks more compassionately towards women in this case. A man can take slander easy and simply refuse the allegation.

The Mullah courts maintain that if a woman fails to produce four witnesses, then she must be flogged 80 lashes for accusing some man, even if she doesn't know the offender! How would rape take place in public?

4:15 If any woman or a group of women spread sexual immorality or lewdness in the society, it is required that the appropriate court take four reliable witnesses. If their testimony corroborates with other evidence (12:26), confine them to their houses (since immorality is as contagious as good conduct). This confinement would be for an indefinite period, unless such women seek the way of God (such as repentance and reform or that the singles among them get honorably married). [Maut, literally death, has been translated as indefinite period in agreement with Jurjani and Raghib, 4:24, 17:32]

4:16 If the two of you spread such immorality or lewdness in the society, punish both of them (as determined by the appropriate court of law). But if they repent and mend their ways, leave them alone. God is the Acceptor of repentance, Merciful. [This verse includes homosexuality, male and female, also a heterosexual couple committing lewdness in public]

As you can see, while the Quran prescribes confinement for women within the comfort of their homes, for men the punishment can go upto ostracism & capital punishment depending on the gravity of the crime. Hope this resolves your stress.

Regards,
Naushad

Messages In This Thread

The Quran on WOMEN
Salman Farrukh -- Thursday, 6 May 2010, 12:45 pm
Re: The Quran on WOMEN
Afsara Sheikh -- Thursday, 6 May 2010, 2:57 pm
Re: The Quran on WOMEN
Salman Farrukh -- Thursday, 6 May 2010, 5:25 pm
Re: The Quran on WOMEN
Naushad P. -- Thursday, 6 May 2010, 6:13 pm
Re: The Quran on WOMEN
UmeAimon -- Thursday, 6 May 2010, 7:08 pm
Re: The Quran on WOMEN
Jawaid Ahmed -- Friday, 7 May 2010, 7:49 am
Re: The Quran on WOMEN
Salman Farrukh -- Friday, 7 May 2010, 5:54 pm
Re: The Quran on WOMEN
UmeAimon -- Saturday, 8 May 2010, 10:48 am
Re: The Quran on WOMEN
Salman Farrukh -- Saturday, 8 May 2010, 7:45 pm
Re: The Quran on WOMEN
UmeAimon -- Sunday, 9 May 2010, 12:42 am
Re: The Quran on WOMEN
Salman Farrukh -- Sunday, 9 May 2010, 3:04 pm
Re: The Quran on WOMEN
UmeAimon -- Monday, 10 May 2010, 4:27 am