Ask Shaykh YQ #84 – The Punishment of the Crime of Rape in the Shari’ah

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The next question is from Sr. Saba. And it's a very sensitive question. So I'm giving you a trigger warning here that this deals with sexual assault, that she states that there's a lot of talk going on right now regarding a recent case of a particularly vicious crime of rape in a particular country, she mentioned, Lady ran out of gas. And as she was waiting for some help, some men came and sexually assaulted her in front of her children. And she says that there's a lot of talk going on amongst the scholars amongst the laity amongst politicians. What is the Islamic punishment for rape? And can the perpetrators be made an example of and also a lot of people are talking about whose

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fault is it blame is being assigned, sometimes even to the victim? So what is the Shetty I say about all of this?

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One?

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out of seven,

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probably vaidika in Asia? No, he him first, coo.

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coo.

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Now obviously, I've given you the trigger warning, this is going to be very explicit response. So you know, keep this point in mind. Also, I did not mention the name of the country, because what concerns us is the Islamic, you know, that what concerns me in this q&a? Obviously, I'm not living in that country, I don't have the right to speak specifically about the cultural context of what is going on. But I will speak generically from a religious perspective. And there is no question that one of the primary goals of the Sharia is the protection of family and the protection of honor. And that is why For this reason, in order to protect the family, and to protect honor, for this reason,

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the shed era has revealed so many laws, it is one of the fundamental

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five goals of the showdown, excuse me. So one of the fundamental five goals of Islamic law is to protect, honor and to protect nested or to family. And that is why marriage has been legislated. And all other avenues that are outside of marriage, all other avenues to satisfy one's desires have been criminalized and penalized. And there are severe punishments, especially for the crime of rape. And in fact, there is a hadith to this effect as well. There are a number of traditions found and again, there are multiple versions or summarize for you what is inshallah the most authentic version, that it is mentioned in cinema Budo than other books that a lady was going for fudger to the masjid in

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this time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and a man overpowered her and raped her. And when she managed to basically push him off or whatnot, or after the Act was over, she began shouting and yelling that she had been assaulted. And people went to try to find the person and a group of Mahajan want to look for this person. And she complained to the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam, as well that she had been assaulted until a person was was bought to the masjid. And the group that had been sent to find somebody they found the lone person they brought him that he seemed guilty, they brought him and initially she said, Yes, that is the man. But when the process of continued to

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interrogate and the new spread that there has been a rape, so another man confessed and said, I did it almost on dribble last. So the first man was let go, he was apologize that we're sorry, you got the wrong person, basically. And the second man, it was ordered that he be executed, that he be executed. And the profitsystem spoke kindly to the woman and basically let her go and said you are not sinful. Now, this hadith is actually this incident is actually very

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profound for us in terms of the lessons that we can derive from this, a number of things, realize that these crimes they occur in every society, I mean, even in prophetic Medina, even in the time of the Prophet salallahu idea, he was setting them where society is a role model society, where everybody's Iman is the highest in human history, you still have some scum, you still have the worst of the worst, you still have criminals. You see, you can never eradicate criminality from the hearts of people in a society. You can strive you can build a prophetic Medina, but you cannot enforce that level of piety on every single person. And no matter what society does, there's always going to be

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criminals and murderers and thieves and rapists, you're always going to get the dredge and the sludge and the and the lowest of the low the scum of the earth. There's only so much that you know, laws can do on demand that you preach it the members can do. I mean, are we gonna we get it we understand this point in the Medina of the prophets of Allah.

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While he was selling them were the profit systems giving the whole to every week what on earth man and God alone were all of the Sahaba you ever you've ever heard of, they're living in that city. in that city, this crime occurs. So Subhana Allah,

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there is evil everywhere, there was even evil in the city of the prophets, Allah, Allahu Allah, he was setting in that timeframe. There's only so much that laws can do. In the end, every person has to preach and teach every person has to do whatever he or she can also realize that this is prophetic Medina, and so everybody is acting in a in a professional manner publicly, everybody's dressed in a professional and Islamic manner, still, this deed occurred. So again, we have to be very clear here that While it is true, that Islam mandates dress codes, on men and on women, and while it is true that that is an important aspect of our morality, to claim that if everybody

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dressed in a certain manner, rape would not occur. What do we say to this incident here, despite the fact that everybody is dressed according to prophetic standards, the way that they should be? And they should, by the way, I'm not saying that, that, you know, we should neglect that, of course, we should encourage modesty encourage proper dress code. But no matter how we do that, it's not going to change that there's going to be scum, there's going to be evil people, there's going to be people with the disease in their heart. So this is another point that we need to take to be explicit about. yet. A third point that we can be explicit about is that the lady was walking to fidget alone. She

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didn't have any person with her. And she complained, she cried out that, you know, she had been assaulted. And people came and went and search parties were sent and she went to the office of the law. Why do you sell them? None of the Sahaba reproached her, none of them said, What were you doing outside? None of them said, Why did you leave your house she was going for a legitimate reason is not her fault. If you go for a re she's going to pray for ledger. And she's going in the city of Medina, how can she be blamed for going about her daily business? So to assign blame on somebody who's not doing anything wrong? And to make them feel guilty or responsible for a crime that they

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have nothing to do with? That with Ebola, you are causing, you know, PTSD or causing shock? You're causing an extra layer of guilt? for absolutely no reason. The Profit System did not tell the lady What were you doing outside alone? None of the Sahaba said to her, why were you walking to the masjid alone. It's a legitimate reason. And she's in her city. It's a safe place. And she had every right to do what she is doing. Yet another important point that we have to stress here again, and again, this is a very frank talk here. Is that this lady, obviously, I mean, understandably, she is traumatized. And the first man that is brought, she says yes, that's him. I mean, it was dark. It

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was pre fragile. It was you know, she's not 100% certain. And so the first person she sees that the, the, the Mahajan brought to you know, they they found one man wandering around in the vicinity, and whatever. And they dragged him to the masjid. He's protesting. What do you mean, I didn't do anything I was here. And initially, suspicion is on him. And even the lady again, innocence. Nothing, you know, it's not her fault. But she assumes Yes, that is that person. It was him. And so the interrogation is increased. Like, why? Why did you do this? We're trying to extract evidence, because obviously, this is a very, very sensitive point here. And I want you to understand this

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point, will lie, we understand that, generally speaking, generally speaking, when a lady says that she has been assaulted, she is telling the truth, no one wants to lie about this. But at the same time when she identifies the culprit when she says who it is, and it is the circumstances of this type of Hadeeth. Let it's dark, it's what not? How can we be 100% certain, we have to be careful here that there must be some evidence beyond just one person versus one person. If we were to open this door, everybody can accuse anybody of any crime. And we would be and so this is a very, very difficult issue because we neither do we want to put the onus of proof on an innocent victim, but

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nor do we want to make somebody who's innocent a victim as well. Here in this Hadith, we see that an innocent man was dragged in front of the offices of the Sahaba are getting irritated, because they're certain it's him, cuz she says it's him. And it's not her fault, because it was dark, and she's traumatized and whatever, you know, she might have had in your mind, so she sees that person. And by the way, in America, how many times how many times have we and especially when the ethnicities are different? Do your research on this regard. How many times has a lady sworn under oath, that that man did it and she is certain that it is that men, but it turns out four or five

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10 2050 years later, DNA comes as she finds out, no, it wasn't him it was somebody else. So Pinilla, you cannot base a guilty verdict just on the memory or recollection of one person, no matter how. And you know, this is why it is so important that we believe in the hero, because justice sometimes is not served in this world. And I speak directly to all victims of abuse, try to get your justice in this world, you have every right to try, in case you don't get it. So Pamela, you have the hero, and you will get ultimate justice and allies, oj will give them all the room, we'll give them a room, every single reward that is coming to them. And we'll punish the volume according to the level

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that they deserve to be punished. We also see from this incident, another important point. So there is this notion that unfortunately, is taught in some societies, and that is that we should not publicize these crimes that the guilty party should basically sorry, not the guilty party, sorry, the victim, excuse me scrapped that the victim should be quiet and save the honor of the guilty party. So trying to say that the victim should not shame the guilty party, especially if the guilty party is a friend, a family friend, an uncle, the relative something of this nature, and you know, it's happening, she should protect the honor of the person. And to this, we respond. Here we have,

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the lady is screaming and yelling and saying this happened, and you know, calling for a punishment.

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And excuse me, and calling for punishment, and nobody said to her, oh, you have to protect the honor of the criminal, the criminal has no honor to protect the rapist has no dignity that you should shelter him with. There is absolutely no problem in exposing the crime of a predator. And the one who has been a victim has every right to accuse the one who has victimized or has oppressed or has molested or has done anything she or he because again, let's be honest here, it's not just women, you know, men and children also get molested in this regard and sexually abused. It is 100% Islamic 100% Islamic that the victim of these crimes is explicit about the one who has done this now. This

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is where it gets a little bit, you know, problematic in that third parties, and should they say or not. And we say that third parties, if you have nothing to do with the case, if you don't know now what I'm what do I mean by this, you have a person and another person, both of them are accusing each other or you're lying or you did this and that if you are involved, and you are in the relationship of those one of these two, and you know the story, in this case, you have every right to get involved and defend or accused or whatnot. But if you are watching from a distance, if you're watching online, if you're seeing things from afar, in this case, we have to remember the Hadith of

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the famous incident of the slander of Arusha, when somebody accused the mother of a shadow the Allahu Allah, and Allah says in the Quran, why did you have to speak? Why did you have to say anything? If you're not involved, be quiet. If you're not involved, it's not your business, and let justice take its course. But the victim goes to the court, the victim goes, in this case, she went to the profits of the law while he was selling them in any society or land, she should or he should go to the police go and present your evidence. And the other person comes in and defends and whatnot, that their business third parties, when it comes to specific people accusing each other? If

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you don't know, then you don't you really don't know. I mean, unless there's evidence unless the court has ruled unless everything in this case be quiet if each one of them is negating or accusing, and it doesn't, it's not clear which one is telling the truth. They're both your Muslim brother or sister. In this case, it's not your business to really get involved unless certainty is reached unless the trial is taking place. And it is clear who the guilty party is. So again, we have to differentiate Why do I say this? Because all too often, social media itself becomes a circus and drama all too often tattletaling and gossip and innuendos, and slander makes the situation much more

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worse than it needs to be. And if you do not know what happened, then be quiet. If you're not involved, be quiet. If you are involved, the No problem, speak your mind, no problem, say what needs to be said no problem, be an alibi or talk about evidence that is exactly the difference between those that are directly involved in the case. And for them, there is no silence go ahead and speak what needs to be done and take it to justice versus those that are not involved in the case. So this is also a point that we derive from this from this issue as well. Also another point that we derive is that our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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spoke gentle words to the lady and let her go. And this clearly indicates that obviously it's common sense that the victim

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Not guilty. The victim is not guilty in this regard, that if something of this nature has happened, nobody should feel that it was my fault. This is one of the common psychological issues that especially youngsters, then especially, you know, vulnerable people, they begin to think maybe I did something, maybe I said something maybe I sat in a certain manner, dear brother or sister, dear child, dear victim of molestation, it is never, ever your fault, you did not do anything to justify Whatever happened to you, anybody who did something to you, that is, that is something they have to answer in front of a law for you should never feel any type of guilt, if you just if you You are not

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guilty for the perpetrator doing something against you. So don't let shaytaan come to you and start working in your mind in this regard. Now. Also, we have to realize as well, that in our show, Dr. Of course, now this is again, a very sensitive topic here because I just said that in this isn't prophetic Medina, I just said everybody's acting in accordance with the [???]tier. I just said everybody's dressed in accordance with Islam. Now I'm going to say something I need people to pay attention to, you can have two separate and distinct issues, both of which are equally valid, they're not mutually exclusive. It doesn't matter what is going on around you, it doesn't matter how

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somebody dresses, it doesn't matter what is going on. The rapist is 100% guilty for the rape, the criminal is 100% guilty for the crime, the one who steals the thief, the murder, all of them 100% responsibility, that's all there. That having been said, we as individuals are also obliged to do whatever we can, whatever is reasonable, knowing that we can take all the precautions and still something can happen. You can lock all your doors, and you can make all of your security alarms and still somebody can, you know, break into your house and steal. You can be very careful as you're walking down the street and make sure that your your your wallet is in a particular place and

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whatnot. Still a pickpocket can come and find it and, you know, pickpocket, you still that doesn't negate the fact that you try to be wise and you try to be sensible, the two are not mutually exclusive. And this is where it gets sensitive. Because when I say for example that one should take reasonable precautions. The immediate response is, oh, you're a victim shaming? No, I am not not at all. As I said you can take all the reasonable precautions and still something and happen. Now again, I'm not talking about this particular case. To me, it appears that there was nothing unreasonable but again, I'm not. I wasn't there or I didn't know the whole details. But I'm saying

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I'm speaking generically, I'm not speaking about this one case here. And so there is no doubt that the more precautions that you're taking a reasonable society, the better it is. And we also have to point out to the the the vulgarity and the indecency that is now predominant across the globe. It is very true to point out that this type of violence that we are seeing, it's it's, again, we're not exonerating, it's 100% of the rapist fault. But the overt sexualization that is happening across the globe, across the globe, in Hollywood, in Bollywood in law, the world in every single society, the the the pornography that is rampant. And again, it's an awkward thing to say brothers and sisters,

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but do you know that and the top 10 countries in the world, I believe five of them in terms of pornography, five of them are Muslim countries, right? I think what was on Pew survey or something like that, that the top 10 countries in the world, right, that will be less search this type of stuff, five are from Muslim lands, you don't think that's going to impact Now again, I'm not saying there's a exoneration or the law. It doesn't matter how somebody dresses It doesn't matter what the man has seen, it doesn't matter what's going on. In the end of the day, the rapist is guilty. In the end of the day, if a man feels an inclination, he has to deal with it and he has to take care of it

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in a halal manner. He is not allowed to just go and do whatever he wants. Still, as a society, we need to ask ourselves that what are we doing? Is this healthy? Is this normal? As a society? We have to have very frank conversations in this regard that is it good for society to allow pornography? Is it good to allow the objectification of women the two are separate? It doesn't matter how much you objectify women it does not give one allowance one millimeter of an allowance for the rapist. Still, as I said, you lock your doors and you take precautions and still then you put your trust in Allah subhana wa tada and it's possible still you you can be robbed. Similarly, we do our job as much as

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we can. And we act in a manner that is Islamic decent, our interactions with the opposite gender, our dress code it is there Yes indeed. But even if you haven't, you can still be raped as happened in Medina, our societal norms decency. My point is that those precautions generally

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peeking will minimize Yes, but they will not eliminate those precautions will help society but they will not eliminate 100%. And it is a awkward reality. And I speak here now, especially to the men that are listening. And I want to say something again, very, very frank over here. I want you to have a very awkward conversation with your loved ones of your female relatives, your sisters, your wives, if you if you're able to because again, it depends on culture to culture, even ask your adult daughters or other your aunts or whatnot if you're able to because again, this all goes back to your higher and whatnot and again, but definitely, you know, your wives and your sisters that you're able

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to speak with. Ask them a very, very blunt question. Have you ever been in any way fashion or form molested? And you will be shocked because survey after survey has shown that the statistics of being molested or catcalled or groped, especially in Muslim lands, it is beyond belief. One survey which I read actually it's in, I saw the United Nations website, actually. And they have a survey in many, many countries in one Muslim that I'm not going to mention which one but it is predominantly Muslim. Some of the greatest of the world live there and whatnot. In one Muslim land. They said 99% of the women they surveyed 99% had been in some fashion or form molested by molestation we mean, groping,

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you know, in the crowd, somebody does something cat called just walking in the streets. 99%. And one wonders like how why what there is no question in my mind, there is no question that that statistic did not exist for the bulk of human history. There is no question that for most of humanity,

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a woman walking down the street is not going to get grabbed or Billa Yanni, you know, touched or groped or poked or Oh, the Bella, Bella. And yet 99% in a Muslim land. And I'm telling you, dear brothers, you think that it's not happening in your own with your own family members? speak to them? Why? Why am I saying this thing? Because I need you to understand that you think it's not happening, you think it's doesn't exist, but it does exist. And it exists under our very noses. And it is our own daughters and our own wives and our own sisters and our own mothers and our own aunts. They're the ones that are getting all of this and who's doing it collectively we are as a society, we cannot

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it's an open secret. We cannot be quiet about this. We have to collectively come together and start Manning up policing our own, making sure our young men are taught who's doing all of this groping who's doing all of this raping, who's doing it's our own men, it's lots of foreigners and some innovation for it's our own youngsters being raised amongst us coming to our massages, if we are not going to speak out if we're not going to teach them if we're not going to be blunt and frank about this reality. And if we keep on ignoring it's taboo and whatnot. How are we going to solve this problem? Here in America here in America, they did a survey. And again, unfortunately, many Muslim

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leaders don't do these types of surveys the way that they should because they think it's taboo. And I understand they think it's taboo, thinking it's taboo is not going to change the situation in America. Three out of five children, three out of five children reported that some type of molestation happened to them to understand three out of five I was a biller. How can this be happening? And you know, unfortunately, the majority of these cases Who is the one who molest them, it's not some stranger on the street that comes in grabs them or pokes them. No, it is a family friend or a relative. And I'm sorry to be so blunt, but somebody has to speak up somebody has to

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call a spade a spade. The guiltiest culprits are typically your own family and friends. And I'm not telling you to go berserk and suspicious and everybody. I'm telling you to take reasonable precautions. I'm telling you to you need to monitor your own family. I'm telling you, especially those that deal with young children. The parents hear that you need to teach them you need to teach them at a very young age what isn't isn't allowed. And if a young child comes and tells you that somebody is doing something, chances are again not 100% but 99% chances are mean a six year old does not lie. chances are they're not you know mean five year old does not know what sexual molestation

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is for them to come and tell you that they're feeling uncomfortable. This is happening and whatnot. And there are ways to extract information go to a child psychologist and whatnot. But my point is dear parents will lie we live in evil times. We live in dangerous times. You need to teach your children both men and

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Both girls and boys you need to teach them how to act, how to be dignified, what isn't isn't allowed. You need to teach them the realities of our fate we need to teach them higher and decency. We are surrounded by filth and fire and fitna and facade yesterday, I put a post on Facebook, about this latest movies by by netflix about these young girls and how to be less suggestive dancing and whatnot. And I have a long post, you can read it to whoever is watching the video, you know, this is September of 2020, you can look on my Facebook post there and see what I posted about this movie cuties or something from Netflix with a villa. We are literally destroying our hideout, and we are

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now reaping the consequences of that. Now, again, these two are separate points here, doesn't matter how much fat has taken place, it does not absolve the responsibility of the rapist. In any case, I have spoken quite a lot. I need to finish up this question. Actually, the question was about the punishment. And the punishment is very clear here. And that is that no matter what else is going on outside, the rapist in the end of the day is responsible doesn't matter how much pornography doesn't matter how she was dressed, doesn't matter what she you thought was provocative. All of this, whether it's a crime or not, that's between her and the Law Society and a lot what not, you as the

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perpetrator are guilty for doing a crime and you have to pay the consequences for that. And again, a lot can be said in a nutshell. In his in our Shetty. Somebody who commits this type of crime of holding, you know, this is now you know, in public you know, she was in public she her car is out of gas, they pulls a gun out and whatnot. This type of crime It is called head robber, and head robber. I mean, they translate it as highway robbery. helaba isn't just highway robbery, Hara Hara is to break the safety of society. And rape is a type of head robber, especially when it is done in the manner that it was done. And the Quran is very clear about the punishment of head robber listen to

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this sort of either verse 33, look it up. So does that mean that verse 33, the penalty for those who wage war against Allah and His messenger and who spread evil and corruption on this earth and this is what helaba is, they're spreading evil. This is what Hara is you you hold up a lady on gunpoint and you rape in front of your kids this is head on but this is not at all what is going to be the penalty for those who do hair, Baba is number one they be killed. Number two they be crucified or they be crucified. Number three, their hands and their feets be cut off an alternate side. So if you cut the left hand, you cut off the right so that it's a marker for as long as the person lives or

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number four they be negated or denied. They be sent into exile from the land that they're in alum inches for things. And our scholars mentioned that the the ruler, the judge, the court can look at the case and then decide based upon this. So helaba are crimes that threaten social and societal order. And generally speaking, there are crimes that are forced upon somebody when you if somebody were to be operating a mafia gang This is how robber if somebody you know having a checkpoint where they steal people when they cross a particular that's how robber

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gang rapes of this nature. That's that's head robber. Now, interestingly enough, Mr. Malik, remember, Rosa, remember hanifa, the Hanafi madhhab, a mobile user, they actually said that this verse means this is their interpretation. The homies in Jeffries didn't agree. They said that this verse means listen to this a lot of Muslims don't know this is Islamic law according to these odema that you are allowed to crucify these people in public and kill them. Now. What does crucify mean? crucified does not mean you put them on a cross. crucify means you put their bodies on a pole, right? And you then kill them in public on a pole. And you leave the body there for everybody to see

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that this is the man who caused that rape. This is the man who killed those family and children. This is the man that you want to send the message to society, Islamic punishments are very different than Western punishments. The whole Western system of punishment is a dismal failure. Look at the American penal system. It is one of the most dismal failures of this country completely corrupt completely. It's a money making scam, which we don't have time to get into here. It does nothing other than spend our taxpayer money and then treat people in the most inhumane manner for the most trivial of crimes, Islamic punishments Islamic law makes so much more sense because one of the goals

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of Islamic punishment is preventative. It is shocking all you want to send the message nobody should do this. You are allowed to according to Mr. Malik, according to the Hanafi madhhab you are allowed to take this rapist and put him on a steak or a peg so that everybody knows this is the man who did this. Let him be tortured to a certain extent and then kill him on that steak and leave that

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body there for a period of time so that everybody knows this is going to happen. And then of course, you give him the burial.

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The other tumors have said that you kill him. And then you put the body on a steak. So the difference is between when should the killing be done. So the Hanafi is, and Maliki's, they say that you may put him alive on the stake, basically, right? Put him alive there. And then you kill him on that steak and then leave the body there. And the other two men have say that, well, you're supposed to execute or kill him and then put his body has the corpse so that people see. And again, you only are mighty Trisha chef entertainment would say this goes to a case by case basis, both are allowed, depending on the severity. And in this particular case, I was a biller in front of the children and

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you know, in a public highway and whatnot and all of these things out with a biller with a biller. I mean, it seems very clear to me that if you're not going to make an example of these people, then who what is the purpose of any example here. So Islam allows a very, very, very harsh penalty worse than the penalty for murder, because now you are disrupting because the penalty for murder is simple execution just by the soldiers, could you drop that, that's it, these types of crimes, you don't want just a simple execution, you need to send the point across. And so Islam definitely allows this, and it is up to the judge or the federal courts or whatever, if they're judging by the Sharia,

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as well, the Sharia also gives a financial compensation to the victim. And this is dependent on the judge where the judge will basically decide financial amount to the victim, that the perpetrator. So there's two books, basically the headcover law and the help of the victim. And the one who does these types of crime, the headcover law is that they be executed by this methodology. Or if it's less than this, if it wasn't raped something else maybe the Koran says left and right hand side. So for example, if they did continual highway robbery, some a drug dealer, let's say, right, somebody who's selling drugs to society, it's possible for an Islamic court to say, we're going to cut off

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his hand from right and from the end his foot from the left, so that for the rest of his life, nobody's going to be like that, except somebody who has been marked Oh, that's the guy who is the drug dealer, every drug dealer is going to be terrified when they hear of this case. So the Quran actually allows very harsh penalties. And if you ask me well, like, it's so common sense, how can anybody How can anybody make fun of our mock the punishments of the Quran? What else are you going to do when somebody does this, you're just going to throw him in a air conditioned cell for 50 years, feed him five course meal and let him watch TV and, you know, magazines, as most European

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countries do, or even in America, you're just going to let him live like this. That's not you need to send the message. And you need to give this point that nobody should be allowed to do this. So that's a heck of a lot and ask for the help of the lady or the health of the person. So a financial compensation that the surety will mandate, and the courts will decide how much you know, that's going to be that at least something of course, the money is not going to bring back, you know, what has been taken away, but at least it makes life easier, she's not going to be able to work for a while, etc, for a while he or she can at least benefit from that. So that is the answer to this. And

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in the end of the day, dear brothers and sisters to conclude on this will lie. This is a very sensitive topic. It's a very difficult topics, a very emotional topic, even I got a little bit emotional, but well, like we need to, we need to pull our heads out of the sand. This is a lived reality as a person who is a member of our community or share or whatnot. I get bombarded with questions with personal issues that it makes me sick to my core, I get emails from our reloadable people that tell me what's going on and it makes you sick to the stomach, how many, especially ladies, but also men have come to me and told me about what happened to them as a child and how

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they're dealing with this as a trauma. You know, they have to deal with it for the rest of our lives. Really, brothers and sisters, have frank conversations with your immediate family members. Make sure that there's a safe space within the family, make sure that you can trust one another. Make sure that if anything happens, your children know they can go to you. There are books, there are articles, there are references and guides, parents especially Do not be naive parents, I speak to parents around the globe, you are the number one line of defense after Allah subhanho wa Taala You are the number one and I speak to normal parents there is a small percentage, that the parents

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themselves are typically the man sometimes I will do better with the beloved, generally speaking, the parents are the first line of defense, you have to educate yourself and you have to then educate your children. And that education starts at a very, very young age, even the age of three or four, you can tell your child about you know, nobody should be touching you in your private parts something like this. Nobody should do anything like this, if anything happens, you know, I mean whenever you read your culture and your books because it varies from time to place to culture, but you should be very aware and Cognizant and take as many reasonable precautions as you can without

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you know, going

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to extreme because again you can go you know too extreme in this regard and start doubting everybody that's also not, you know, good to do but do realize that it's a it's a statistical fact that the majority of these molestation and rape cases they occur from extended family and from extended friends because they are the ones that have access to these children and whatnot or or whether it's even with a biller. And again, I'll be honest here, I mean, the Quran, teacher, the mold, resolver, whatnot, I mean, again, these are all things that you need to be careful about. And I'm not asking anybody to doubt every single person or that, you know, sometimes bachata moresales already, you

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know, in a lot of stress and underpaid, and you're going to start doubting him and he's an innocent person, I'm not asking you to do that. I'm just asking, be reasonable. There should never be complete privacy, never complete privacy between your son or daughter, and any other person, there should be in a public space. If there's teaching going on. If you send them over to somebody's house to play, make sure you know their environment and whatnot. And you know, all of these things need to be discussed. I cannot dictate to your personal preferences. But be aware, be cognizant, speak to your, you know, spouse, about how you're going to raise your children in this regard, and do

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whatever you can to spread awareness and to raise the bar of decency and morality. And the end of the day, Allah xojo is the one who apart with whom justice is sought, and the Day of Judgment is where every half will be returned to the one it was taken away from, and every loan will be answered to so in case justice is not delivered in this world, we want it to be delivered in this one in cases it is not delivered. We always have the power to look forward to on that day. We ask a lot of Georgia to protect ourselves and our loved ones and our families from all evil. In fact, shall we ask Allah azza wa jal to make sure that these types of crimes, they are eliminated from our

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immediate circles, we ask Allah for his alpha and alpha in the deen and dunya. And until next time suck. Mila was said