"A woman can hide her love for 40 years, but she cannot hide her hatred for more than an hour. And if the eyes of a woman cry over a man that oppressed her, then the Angels will curse him with every step walks."

— Ali (A.S)

Possibly one of the worst cases of misogny in recent times.

Possibly one of the worst cases of misogny in recent times.

Rape is completely forbidden in Islam, and is a crime punishable by death.
In Islam, capital punishment is reserved for the most extreme crimes which harm individual victims or destablize society. Rape falls into both of these categories.

Islam takes very seriously the honor and protection of women. The Quran repeatedly reminds men to treat women with kindness and fairness. Rape is a horrible crime which causes a women humiliation and physical harm.

During the lifetime of the Prophet Muhammad, a rapist was punished based on only the testimony of the victim. Wa’il ibn Hujr reported that a womam publicly identified a man who had raped her. The people caught the man and brought him to the Prophet Muhammad. He told the woman to go, that she was not to be blamed, and ordered that the man be put to death.

In another case, a woman brought her infant to the mosque and publicly spoke about the rape that had resulted in her pregnancy. When confronted, the accused admitted the crime to the Caliph Umar who ordered his punishment. The woman was not punished.

Obviously, it would be a horrible injustice for an innocent man to be falsely accused of a capital crime such as rape. To safeguard the rights of the accused, the crime must be proven with evidence in court. There have been various historical interpretations of Islamic law, but the most common legal practice is that the crime of rape may be proven by:

Witness testimony - The testimony of four witnesses to the act itself is traditionally the requirement to prove adultery under Islamic law. Most Islamic scholars, however, recognize that adultery is voluntary while rape is coerced. Thus they have moved beyond requiring this evidence alone to prove sexual assault.

Confession - The full and complete confession of the perpetrator is accepted as evidence under Islamic law.

Physical evidence - Even in early Islamic history, many Islamic jurists accepted physical evidence to prove a woman’s lack of consent. As forensic science becomes more adept at providing physical evidence of sexual assault, such evidence is more commonly accepted.

These strict evidence requirements are needed for rape to be considered a capital offense. If the sexual assault cannot be proven to such a degree, Islamic courts may have discretion to find the man guilty but order a less severe punishment, such as jail time or monetary fines. According to several classical interpretations of Islam, the victim is entitled to monetary compensation for her loss as well, in addition to the state asserting its right to prosecute.

There is no Islamic precedence for punishing the victim of sexual assault, even if the assault is not proven. The only exception is if a woman is found to have deliberately and falsely accused an innocent person. In such a case, she may be prosecuted for slander.

Sadly, there have been cases where women have attempted to initiate a rape complaint, but ended up being prosecuted and punished for adultery. These cases demonstrate a lack of compassion and a clear violation of Islamic law.

It should be noted that rape is a crime of violence, and is not “caused” by a woman’s actions in any way. Women should always use caution, however, and be aware of their personal safety. Anyone who is forced to do something is not guilty of any sin, even in the case of someone being forced to denounce their faith in Allah. The Quran says: “Except him who is forced thereto and whose heart is at rest with Faith…” (An-Nahl:106). It was also reported that the Prophet Muhammad said, “Allah has pardoned my people for the acts they do by mistake, due to forgetfulness, and what they are coerced into doing.” A Muslim woman who is the victim of rape will be rewarded by Allah for bearing her pain with patience, perserverance, and prayer.

"Women in Karak have been prohibited from leaving their homes without a mahram due to the reason that they spread vulgarity and distract men during the holy month. Perhaps, a better way of ensuring that these weak-willed men stay chaste would be for the primitives to blindfold themselves and stay in their homes. Evidently, women do not suffer from any such inclinations when they head out to the store to purchase groceries; it is only the men who become overwhelmed by uncontrollable urges. It makes perfect sense that they should also be the ones to take precautions.

Women are still treated as second class citizens in Pakistan and their space is severely restricted in the rural areas each day. Rape victims are treated as adulterers and girls dancing in the rain in their own home are murdered because their video brought dishonour to their step-brother. Why is the honour of men so fragile and so easily undermined? Many women, who have had acid thrown on their faces, somehow find the will to carry on.”

A very well written article about the situation of women in Pakistan. I am forever disgusted by how these men believe in honour killings - like is it easier for you to slaughter your own women rather than just look the other way!? Seriously now!?

the-most-exciting-wallflower:

aumlicious:


I was speechless for quite a few seconds. Especially at the fact that this comment was made by a girl.
What are you.. trying to impress a rapist you are crushing on!?

It’s a little thing called dark humor. Perhaps you’ve heard of it?

Humour? What in the world is remotely funny about rape? Your lack of conscience is disgusting.

the-most-exciting-wallflower:

aumlicious:

I was speechless for quite a few seconds. Especially at the fact that this comment was made by a girl.

What are you.. trying to impress a rapist you are crushing on!?

It’s a little thing called dark humor. Perhaps you’ve heard of it?

Humour? What in the world is remotely funny about rape? Your lack of conscience is disgusting.

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I was speechless for quite a few seconds. Especially at the fact that this comment was made by a girl.
What are you.. trying to impress a rapist you are crushing on!?

I was speechless for quite a few seconds. Especially at the fact that this comment was made by a girl.

What are you.. trying to impress a rapist you are crushing on!?

Rihanna Vs Liz Jones: Women Can Be Sexist Trolls Too

This “women invite rape” thing is seriously getting old. Women already face enough judgement and criticism from men as it is; I don’t believe we as women should do the same and follow their chauvinistic footsteps.

I love this guy’s explanation as to why republicans should never use the word rape. Seriously.

Anonymous Member Reveals His Identity.

And faces a longer sentence than the rapists.

Just another example of how screwed up the justice system is: victim doesn’t get proper justice, neither does the one trying to help.

"[TW: rape]
First you’re taught to fear a phantom, a man in black, a man with a knife, a man who’ll pounce in dark alleys. Well-intentioned women—mothers, aunts, teachers—will train you to protect yourself: Don’t wear your hair in a ponytail; it’s easier to grab. Hold your keys in one hand; hold your pepper spray in the other. Avoid dark alleys. When you reach young adulthood, the lessons change. They acquire an undertone of disgust: Don’t drink so much. Don’t wear such short skirts. You’re sending mixed signals; you’re putting yourself at risk. If you follow the advice and it never happens—if you end up one of the three out of four—you can convince yourself that safety is a product of your own making, a reflection of inherent goodness. But if you’re paying attention, you realize something doesn’t add up. Because it keeps happening: to your sisters; to your friends; to little girls and grown women you’ll never meet, in places like Cleveland, Texas; Steubenville, Ohio; New Delhi. Good people, bad people, neutral. It keeps happening in TV shows and novels and movies—they open on the missing girl, the dead girl, the raped girl. If you’re paying attention, you begin to realize that it isn’t happening. It is being done. And you are not safe. You have never been safe. You were born with a bulls-eye on your back. All you have ever been is lucky."

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