Consequences Of Free Sex

As sexual promiscuity and its bad effects cross all bounds, the British government has introduced a new program which teaches the youngsters to adopt safe sex and encourages them on using the required tools. Where does this step by the government stand on the scale of morality?

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Foreplay While Fasting

Hope you are fine and enjoying the blessings of Allah Almighty. Here I want to ask a question about the atonement (Kaffāra) of Fast. My Question is that can a boy and a girl who are unmarried kiss and lie together during fast? What if they touch private parts? What will be the punishment and atonement (Kaffāra) of such acts?

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Sex Education

What does Islam say about sex education? Is it allowable? If yes what is the guideline regarding it.

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Homosexual Orientation

I am a homosexual. I never committed fornication but have talked ludity to a person of same sex in disguise. Now I am very much sorry about my mistake and I have done sincere repentance. I have taken oath to never commit something like that. However it is a fact that I have been attached to person with whom I talked fawaahish in disguise. I can't leave her. She too loves to talk about these things to me. I want to make myself and her a better human. We hve started offering prayers and reading the Qur’an together. We have also started offering tahajjud and other good things too. Can we be forgiven? Can I be with her without committing any adultery or without getting into any attraction? Will I be forgiven by Allah?

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About Slavery and Prisoners of War in Islam

Assalamualaikum. I am Shibanul Haque from Bangladesh. I just cannot help but have to ask you some questions. Please take a look. I have to know it to eradicate my misconceptions if I have any.

1. Was it permissible to have an intimate relationship with POW's without marriage after the period of iddah. Was marriage required for this kind of relationship or just consent of POW's was enough?

2. It has been said in the Quran verse no. 47:4 that, either one can free POW's for generosity or for ransom. That was done by Prophet PBUH during the battle of Badr. But this was not followed in the battle with bani al mustaliq or in khyber or in the case of banu qurayza, why? Why people of these tribes enslaved after the clear commandment of Quran that either pow's
can be freed or ransomed but not to be enslaved. Am I missing something? Is there any difference between POW's and slave?

3. It has been said that only slave was allowed to be distributed as war booty and can be taken as a slave. A free person cannot be enslaved, they should be freed or ransomed. Although there was an exception in the case of Banu Qurayza. In the case of Banu al mustaliq and in the battle of khaybar, Juwayriyyah RA and Safiyyah RA both were enslaved and then freed. Why? Were not they a free person? Why they were distributed as a slave?

4. Is MARIAH (RA) is a UMMUL-MOMINEEN? Because some historians say that Prophet (PBUH) married her i.e. IBN KATHIR but somewhere it says that HE did not i.e. TABARI. If Prophet PBUH did not marry her, why didn't he marry her? Can you please elaborate?

5. Is there any chance that slavery can be resurrected if Khilafah somehow reestablished and if there is a war between the Islamic state and non-Muslims, why and why not? I am asking this question due to some reason, a. ISIS is doing exactly this heinous crime in the name of our DEEN, why? b. After the death of Prophet Muhammad PBUH, did the rightly guided Caliphs
used to enslave the POW's or just free them for generosity or by taking ransom?

5. Can you please describe the context of Surah at-Tahrim verse no 1 to 6. Because I think the background of those verses very much delicate. So I need to hear from a Scholar. Please let me know Sir. I have searched everywhere possible to get answer. But, I could not do so. I will be eagerly waiting for your reply,

Sir. I want to learn my DEEN better, please help me.


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Why Mahr is given by the husband?

Mr Ghamidi writes in his tafsir under 4:24
یہ مہر کیا ہے؟ مردوعورت نکاح کے ذریعے سے مستقل رفاقت کا جو عہد باندھتے ہیں، اُس میں نان و نفقہ کی ذمہ داریاں ہمیشہ سے مرد اٹھاتا رہا ہے، یہ اُس کی علامت (token) ہے۔

But the classical Islamic literature has a very strange concept of Mehr, giving an impression that it is given for fulfilling one's sexual desires (like in prostitution)
For example,
قَالَ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ مَالِي‏.‏ قَالَ ‏"‏ لاَ مَالَ لَكَ، إِنْ كُنْتَ صَدَقْتَ عَلَيْهَا، فَهْوَ بِمَا اسْتَحْلَلْتَ مِنْ فَرْجِهَا
You are not entitled to take back any money. If you have told the truth, the Mahr that you paid, was for having sexual relations with her lawfully
(Sahih Bukhari)

أَيُّمَا امْرَأَةٍ نُكِحَتْ بِغَيْرِ إِذْنِ وَلِيِّهَا فَنِكَاحُهَا بَاطِلٌ فَنِكَاحُهَا بَاطِلٌ فَنِكَاحُهَا بَاطِلٌ فَإِنْ دَخَلَ بِهَا فَلَهَا الْمَهْرُ بِمَا اسْتَحَلَّ مِنْ فَرْجِهَا
Whichever woman married without the permission of her Wali her marriage is invalid, her marriage is invalid, her marriage is invalid. If he entered into her, then the Mahr is for her in lieu of what he enjoyed from her private part.
(Tirmidhi, hasan)

Also the name Mehr itself is disgusting because the same word Mehr is used for the money given to a prostitute woman.
نَهَى عَنْ ثَمَنِ الْكَلْبِ وَمَهْرِ الْبَغِيِّ وَحُلْوَانِ الْكَاهِنِ ‏.‏ يَعْنِي بِمَهْرِ الْبَغِيِّ مَا تُعْطَاهُ الْمَرْأَةُ عَلَى الزِّنَا
forbade the sale price of a dog, the earnings of a prostitute and the earnings of a fortune teller.

By the earnings of a prostitute he meant what a woman was given for fornication. (Muwatta)

Also the verse 4:24

فَمَا ٱسْتَمْتَعْتُم بِهِۦ مِنْهُنَّ فَـَٔاتُوهُنَّ أُجُورَهُنَّ فَرِيضَةًۭ

Here again the Mehr is linked with fulfilling one's sexual desires, that when you have fulfilled your desire then pay money!

Verse 2:237 also makes Mehr half when no desire is fulfilled.

This concept of Mehr in my view is so impure and so similar to prostitution that it destroys the sacredness of Nikah itself.

As far as I have studied, Islamic literature has no mention of Mehr defined as "a token of bearing responsibility". Please share if there's any. It is only defined as اجر الاستمتاع . Giving money for fulfilling one's desires, ( like in prostitution).

I would be really grateful if Mr Ghamidi responds to this criticism, especially how he sees and interprets the quotations above...

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