Punishment For Incest

What is the punishment in Islam, if a unmarried brother had sex with unmarried sister, who born to one parents?

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Confessing Extramarital Relations

If a man and woman have extra-marital relations and later they get married, how should they repent. Should they confess their crime? Should this matter be reported matter to the authorities

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Lesbianism

Can you please throw some light whether lesbian relationships are prohibited in Islam. Is it a sin and if yes, what is the punishment. Islam has clearly forbidden sex between two men but I could not find anything about lesbian relationship in the Quran.

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Sex Before Marriage

I am asking this question on behalf of one of my agnostic friends. My friend believes that having sex before the marriage is not a big issue. She thinks that it is actually healthy to have sex before marriage as it helps you understand the other person not only emotionally but also physically. At the same time, according to her, it does not impact the family system, as we cannot say that in a society where the sex is prevalent has more divorces than the one without it. She thinks that sex is a natural need of human beings and since nowadays marriages are late, there is no harm if a person has sex before marriage. Can you please help me make her understand why it is not good for society, that person and the institution of family to allow sex before marriage? I will be grateful for your answer.

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Adultery And Repentance

I am a Muslim married man, but have had illicit relations with many women, most of them Muslims. With one particular woman, I had prolonged relations. She became pregnant. Upon discovery, we aborted the child. She wanted to marry me afterwards but I could not as I did not want to hurt my wife and children. Even then she wanted to continue the relationship and we had sexual relation many times afterwards. I have recently broken off relations with her and she is very angry and says that she will never forgive me for toying with her. Allah knows that I only broke off as I wanted to redeem myself, I have stopped all such nonsense but am very worried and do not want to go to Hell. Please guide how can I.

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Honor Killing

I am a student of law and presently working on the comparative study of murder and homicide law in Islam and in the Western legal tradition. While doing research on the topic of honour killings I came across with the various judgments of Pakistani courts and of other Islamic countries courts wherein the judges viewed such killings as justified for various reasons:

1. the adulterous is otherwise liable to be punished with death,

2. the murder is committed because of ghairat and the prophet (pbh) has asked people to defend their ghariat,

3.murder is committed because of IZTARAR

4. the person who commits adultery becomes ghair Masoom-ud-dam

5. the killing is done in the discharge of duty which rests upon every Muslim to eliminate evil in possible ways.

These are the five main contentions with some more flimsy reason/grounds they consider while dealing with such murderers with indulgence. I have some very serious objections on all of their arguments. Firstly, Nobody in Islam is allowed to take law in his own hands. Secondly, if the people committing adultery are murdered how the murderer would prove that they were committing such an act which was liable for the death penalty. Thirdly, in saying this he should have brought the evidence which is required to prove the offence of zina - four witnesses who had seen the commission of the sexual acts. Fourthly, no individual can declare another individual a gair Masum-ud-dam. Fifthly, the obligation to eliminate the evil cannot be extended to an extent wherein the wrongdoer may be killed.

There is a lot which my research suggests but I would like to take benefit of your opinion before concluding my research on this topic. I shall be very grateful if you could explain the issue with reference to some primary sources of Islamic law.

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How To Deal With An Adulterer Spouse

I was reading your article about adultery and found out it is forbidden in Islam to marry an adulterer. Fine. But adultery can only be committed after being married right. If for the sake of discussion some married person commits adultery what should the other partner do as far as Islam is concerned? Should he or she leave the other partner or should he or she make him or her understand that it is wrong? If he or she is required to leave the adulterer partner should it be done through proper divorce according to Islam or nikah would instantly be cancelled?

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Status Of The Marriage Of An Adulterer

If a person who has committed fornication is not convicted by the court can he marry a chaste woman? Is a married adulterer allowed to live with his wife while nobody knows about his crime?

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Teasing A Repentant Sinner

I have a query. I want to know what Islam says about this. If a girl was unchaste when she was young and was also into some sort of zina, not the extreme one, and she did all that she should not have done like partying, dancing, smoking (no alcohol), clubbing, going out with boys, being close with them in some manner, because of fun and ignorance and she did not even offer prayer during that period but then slowly and slowly she started to do it less often. One day something happens in her life. A death happens and just wakes her up. She feels what was happening with her. What was she doing? Why was she doing all that nasty stuff? She feels that as if she was forced to do it. Then she leaves all of that and asks Allah's forgiveness. She becomes a pious lady, leaving all that behind and promising never to do that again.

Is it permissible for any person to say bad things about that girl now? Can they call her that she is a prostitute and all that which she was not? People in her neighborhood and relatives and even her brother teases her and comments her saying that they know what all she did in her past. They are trying to defame her now. They are talking about her character and spreading rumors. Is it right for them to do this, when this girl has left all the bad deeds and has become a nice girl now? She doesn’t even go out. She stays in pardah, offers prayers and seeks forgiveness for all the time. She cries because of all this. Please answer what does Islam say about these people who are torturing her and calling her prostitute? What should be done to them?

One more thing that I want to ask is that why does the girl feel that she was in some kind of trap and that all of a sudden she was set free. And when she sits she can’t even realize that she could do such heinous acts in her past because she had been an innocent girl all her childhood. She could not even think of doing all that what she did. Is that due to some magic affecting her? Is all that is happening in her family is due that magic?

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Status Of Magic And Meaning Of The Expression “What Your Right Hands Possess”

I know prostitution is a sin but can you please tell me then what does it mean by "Whom your right hand possess?"

Secondly, what is wedlock? It’s an understanding or a contract between a male and female.
My previous question was:
Is magic possible? If yes then how to get out of it?
With my humble understanding of Qur’an, it is not possible to do magic. But history (Hadith) tells you that it is possible. So should I follow history or Qur’an?
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Implementation Of The Hudood Laws

Hudood Ordinance has been hotly discussed recently. People still are guilty of moral violations, the urban population being aware of it, the rural largely ignorant. Our local mosques and clerics too are culpable for this ignorance. If social education is the premise for establishment of shari‘ah, then will this ever happen in our current circumstances in Pakistan? Or will shari‘ah never be implemented?

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Explanation Of A Prophetic Hadith

Is the following hadith authentic? It has been recorded by Imam Muslim in his Sahih. It has been narrated on the authority of Abu Hurayra: A fornicator who fornicates is not a believer as long as he commits fornication, and no one who steals is a believer as long as he commits theft, and no one who drinks wine is a believer as long as he drinks it, and repentance may be accepted after that.

Does this mean if a Muslim drinks alcohol he is not a Muslim any more?
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Objections On Islamic Punishments

I am in debate with a non-Muslim lady, who is a well read person. I need to clarify certain issues regarding Islamic punishments, in particular the punishment for fornication. The questions on which I require your answers are:

i. Does the Shari‘ah differentiate between an unmarried, married and a married person who commits adultery while awarding punishment.

ii. In case of a rape victim needing to provide four witnesses to prove her allegations against the rapist, is there any Ijtihad, which makes use of modern medical science (DNA test to confirm identification of the criminal) in absence of failure to produce witnesses?

iii. If no, (that is if the victim fails to prove that she was raped due to absence of such witnesses) would the victim of the rape be punished for qadhf (falsely accusing someone of fornication?

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Hiding One’s Sins

I wanted to know how far is an adulterer or fornicator rightfully allowed to draw a veil across his misdeeds? If someone questions him whether he has committed adultery or fornication, for instance, is it permissible for him to lie to hide his sin? If he says that he chooses not to answer that question it is very likely that questioner will automatically understand that there is something wrong.

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اسلام میں زنا کی سزا

میں اپنی سوتیلی بھتیجی کے ساتھ زنا کر بیٹھا ہوں ، اپنے گناہ کے کفارے کے لیے مجھے کیا کرنا ہو گا اور اسلام میں اس جرم کی کیا سزا ہے ؟

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ہم جنسی

میں ایک سوال کے بارے میں رہنمائی چاہتا ہوں۔

میرا ایک کزن ہے جو کہ ہم جنسی میں مبتلا ہے۔ اس کا کہنا یہ ہے کہ وہ فطری طور پر اپنے ہم جنسوں کی طرف زیادہ مائل ہے۔ ہم چاہتے ہیں کہ اس کی شادی کروا دی جائے تا کہ وہ نارمل زندگی کی طرف لوٹ سکے۔ برائے مہربانی رہنمائی فرمائیں کہ ہمیں کیا کرنا چاہیے۔ اور کوئی ایسا طریقہ بتائیں کہ وہ اپنی اس خرابی سے نجات پا سکے۔

میرا دوسرا سوال یہ ہے کہ میں ناروے میں مقیم ہوں اور یہاں تمام بچوں کو سکول میں سومنگ سکھائی جاتی ہے۔ جسے سیکھنے کے بعد بچوں میں قدرتی طور پر سومنگ کرنے کی خواہش بڑھ جاتی ہے جس کو پورا کرنے کے لیے انہیں یا تو سومنگ بیچ پر جانا ہو گا یا سومنگ پول پر۔ ان دونوں جگہوں کا ماحول کچھ خراب سا ہوتا ہے۔ کیا ہم ایسی جگہوں پر بچوں کو سومنگ کی اجازت دے سکتے ہیں؟ برائے مہربانی تفصیلی وضاحت فرمائیں۔

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بدكار سے شادی

میں جس شخص سے شادی کی خواہشمند ہوں اسے میں دو سال سے جانتی ہوں۔ اس کے قريبی لوگوں اور دوستوں سے مجھے پتا چلا ہے اس شخص کا کردار ٹھیک نہیں ہے۔ جب میں نے اس سے پوچھا تو اس نے اعتراف بھی کیا کہ اس کے لڑکیوں کے ساتھ غلط تعلقات رہے ہیں۔ اس بات پہ میں نے شادی سے انکار کر دیا۔ پھر چھ ماہ بعد اس نے میرے ساتھ رابطہ کیا اور وعدہ كيا کہ وہ اب کوئی غلط کام نہیں کرے گا۔ پھر ايك دن مجھے يہ حقيقت براہ راست معلوم ہوئی كہ وہ اب بھی لڑکيوں سے نا جائز تعلقات ركھتا ہے۔ جس دن سے مجھے يہ معلوم ہوا ہے ميں عجیب کشمکش کا شکار ہوں۔ سمجھ نہیں آتا کہ کیا کروں۔ مجھے اس سے شادی کرنی چاہیے یا نہیں؟ میرے والدین کو اس کی یہ بری حرکتیں معلوم نہیں ہیں۔ وہ اسے اچھا انسان سمجھتے ہیں۔ سر مہربانی فرما کر مجھے بتائیے کہ مجھے کیا کرنا چاہیے۔ میں آپ کے جواب کا انتظار کروں گی۔جلدی جواب دیجیے گا کیوں کہ میری پوری زندگی کا انحصار اس جواب پر ہے۔

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زنا سے متعلق آیات پر بعض اشکالات

قرآن مجید میں زنا کی سزا سے متعلق آیات کو صحیح طریقے سے نہیں سمجھا گیا۔ میرے نزدیک ان آیات سے جو باتیں واضح ہوتی ہیں ،وہ حسب ذیل ہیں:

  1. سورۂ نساء (4)کی آیت 15 میں آئے ہوئے لفظ 'الفاحشة' سے آپ کے نزدیک حد سے بڑھنا ، زیادتی ، گفتگو میں ادب واحترام کے حدود پھاند جانا اور ہم جنس پرستی مراد ہے۔
  2. ایسی عورتوں کو گھر میں بند کرنے کا حکم ہے تاکہ وہ اپنی اصلاح کر لیں ، مار پیٹ سے روکنے کی وجہ عورت کی بدنامی ہے۔
  3. آیت میں زنا کے پرہیز گار متقی نمازی اشخاص کی شہادت کا ذکر نہیں ۔ اس معاملے میں عورت کی گواہی زیادہ موزوں ہے ، اس لیے کہ اسے گھروں میں رسائی حاصل ہوتی ہے۔
  4. بعض حلقے اس آیت کو منسوخ سمجھتے ہیں،لیکن چار کی شرط برقرار رکھتے ہیں ، یہ ان کی من مانی تاویل ہے اور یہ قرآن کے ایک حصے کو ماننا اور ایک کا انکار کرنا ہے۔
  5. سورۂ نور(24) کی آیت 2 میں مرد اور عورت کا زنا میں ملوث ہونا مذکور ہے، اس لیے اس میں مروجہ شہادت کی بات نہیں کی گئی ، اس لیے کہ رضا مندی سے ہونے والا گناہ اس طرح نمایاں نہیں ہو سکتا۔ اولاد کی خواہش کے تحت شوہر کی رضا مندی سے ہونے والا زنا بھی ایسے ہی خفیہ رہتا ہے۔ وڈیرہ شاہی میں معاشی مجبوریوں کے تحت زنا پر بھی چار کی گواہی کا کوئی امکان نہیں۔ زنا بالجبر کی صورت میں بھی اس طرح کی چارگواہیاں ناممکن ہیں۔ معلوم ہوتا ہے کہ چار کی شرط حکام، جاگیرداروں، پیروں اور مولویوں کی مقرر کردہ ہے تاکہ شرائط پورے نہ ہوں اور الٹا عورت دہری سزا بھگتے، ایک اقرار زنا کی اور دوسری قذف کی۔
  6. کیا عورت کی حالت زار ، مرد کا جسمانی چیک اپ ، مرد کے کپڑوں کا پھٹا ہونا ، عورت اور مرد کے کپڑوں پر مادہ منویہ کا پایا جانا اور اس کا سائنسی تجزیہ ، مرد کی کسی چیز ، مثلاًشناختی کارڈ ، جوتے ، کپڑے ، بال ، پاؤں کے نشان، انگلیوں کے نشان ، عورت کا میڈیکل ٹیسٹ ، نفسیاتی ٹیسٹ اور حمل کی صورت میں ڈی این اے ٹیسٹ ، کیا یہ کافی شہادتیں نہیں ہیں؟
  7. زنا کی ایک سزا یہ ہے کہ وہ مشرکہ یا زانیہ ہی سے شادی کرے گا۔ اس سے معلوم ہوا کہ شادی شدہ کی سزا بھی سو کوڑے ہی ہے۔ اگر مجرم زندہ ہی نہیں رہے گا تو اس کی شادی کا کیا سوال۔مزید یہ کہ نبی کے گھر والوں کو دگنی اور ملازمہ کو آدھی سزا کیسے دی جا سکتی ہے۔
  8. مظلوم عورت پر نئے قانون کی یہ دفعہ ظلم ہے کہ گواہ کے بغیر مقدمہ درج نہ کیا جائے۔
  9. اگر قذف ہوا ہے تو قاذف کو خود سزا مل جانی چاہیے۔ معتوب کو عدالتوں کے چکر لگوانا خلاف انصاف ہے۔
  10. سورۂ نساء (4)کی آیت 16 میں عمل قوم لوط(علیہ السلام )مراد ہے۔

آپ کی ان معروضات کے بارے میں کیا راے ہے؟

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