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If Islam Propagates Forgiveness then why does it Permit Honour Killing

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Zakir Naik

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My name is Caroline, I'm a journalist. I've got a two part question here. Does Islam propagate acts of forgiveness?

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Yes or no? Does Islam propagate acts of forgiveness for the question? Does Islam propagate acts of forgiveness? Of course, yes. And every chapter every Surah of the Glorious Quran begins with the formula Bismillah R Rahman Rahim in the Name of Allah, most Gracious, most Merciful. So why does it

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necessary? Second part of the question, the second part of the question is why does it permit? Why does Islam permit honor killings? honor killing? Yes. What do you mean by honor killings? honor killing the right to avenge your brother's blood in the name of Allah? It might be out of context, but I just need to know if there's,

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if I get a human honor killing me is that someone kills any human being to take revenge? Yes. Therefore, do you mean? Yes, because I've read a few books. And a lot of the times people have said that they are allowed to kill their brother or to kill somebody else, because their brother has been killed by another human being. So I sort of would question that if Islam propagates act of forgiveness, why does it permit on a killing? Right? That's a very good question. Sister, if you analyze this mission, the Quran in surah baqarah, chapter number two was on 178, that penalty, the punishment of death on the basis of kisses. And Allah also says in the Quran in surah Majda, chapter

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number five was number 32. If anyone kills any other human being, whether it be Muslim, or non Muslim, unless it be for murder, or for creating mischief in the land, it is as though yes, kill all of humanity. So as a general rule, if any human being kills any other human being, it is as though he has killed all of humanity, except under two circumstances, unless it be for murder, or for creating mischief in the land. Now, there are two exceptions, where Islam gives permission where you can kill any human being number one is, if that person has committed murder, which comes in your scope of question, honor killing. Number two, is if is creating facade, corruption in this land.

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Again, this is not compulsory. If someone kills someone, it's not compulsory as to be killed. Islam also says that if the relatives of the person has been killed, if they take blood money, if they forgive the killer, that person was killed can be forgiven, but under normal circumstances, if suppose if he's killed someone, and if I want that on that, because for that, again, the punishment is that, like, as it's mentioned, earlier in all the scriptures, even in the Bible, and I finance tooth for a tooth, it keeps on continuing, do what we realize that suppose I know for human being who's killing other people, innocent human being, if I don't kill him, he will keep on killing other

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human beings. So that law is not only in Islam, it is the law of most of the countries that if homicide is done, if someone has murdered someone, in many countries, he should be put to death, or that life in prison, even in Islam, that if he's killed someone, if required, he can be killed, but the relatives of the person even can forgive the person. If they want. If they want, they can forgive the murderer. But if they want, that he should be put to death, then he will be put to death. And the second case where a person can be killed, if he's causing corruption in the land, for example, if someone is committing rape,

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rape, and nothing but causing corruption in the land. So in this case, that person should be put to that.

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Because the sin is so hideous. It is such a big crime, that there is no other punishment, but that penalty. And I've asked this to me non Muslims, that God forbid, if someone did your mother, and if your mate the judge, and the rapist report in front of you, what punishment will give him and 100% of the non Muslim that told me that we will put him to death, some men to the extreme of saying we will torture him to death to why the double standards, you don't America, which happens to be one of the most advanced countries in the world. According to the FBI statistics in 1990. Every day on average 1750 These cases of rape took place. According to 1996 statistics, US Department of Justice,

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every day, 2713 cases of rape took place 19 91,000 750-619-9062 1007 and 13 Maybe the Americans got more bold.

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That means every 32 Second one rape is taking place in America. We are here in this auditorium for the past about three hours, already more than 300 refund have taken place in America

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so Islam as a system of hijab, which I mentioned matter of that when a man looks at a woman who should lower the gaze, the woman should follow the Islamic hijab which I mentioned earlier. After that if any man commits rape, he gets capital punishment. Even the American law says that seven years rigorous imprisonment for rapists, but most of

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The Times it lead free so when you ask even a non Muslim what punishment will you give 100 person said we put into that there was one American who was a smart aleck in America told me read the Zakat. First I will give him five years because imprisonment, I told him Do you know according the types of America out of those that commit rape after the improvement and after the lead free, more than 95% Come in drip again. So if you want your daughter and your mother to be raped again, you're most welcome. I don't want that. So instead if that is the case, the first time instead of put them to death, so in such cases where this corruption of land like rape, etc, Islam give permission that

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penalty can't even regain for that case of them. So the question is system