Woman in Islam
17 Jun 2012 14:04
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Violence as a domestic phenomenon is not neglected by divine religions. Ruthlessness, untoward harsh treatments, scurrility, suspiciousness, vindictiveness, and physical harm to others are manifestations of forbidden behaviors in all Islamic traditions, verses and narratives, most of which are even regarded as capital sins. In some cases violence is penalized. The penalty is designated by the punitive system of Islam in terms of 'Tazir' (chastisement), 'Hadd' (physical punish), 'Qesas' (talion), and 'Dieh' (atonement).
In very few cases that the Islamic ruler is allowed to penalize the guilty – by the order of religious jurisprudence – he should make sure the limits and boundaries are set clear and no one can ever add onto the quantity or quality of the amount of punishment designated by the jurisprudence (known as Hodud) or by the ruler (known as Tazirat).
According to Islam, likes and dislikes should be made for God's sake and no one should do any harm to others – when allowed by law – for satisfying his own wants or for personal revenge – for instance when fighting or defending in war or primary kinds of Jihad. That is why the holy prophet of Islam called his officers before the beginning of wars and stated: In the name of God the Beneficient the Merciful. Betake Yourselves to the enemy, but beware lest you ever harm any women, children and old men or ever strike down a tree.
Woman in Islam / Page 166
Author: Fariba Allasvand (1967 - )
Publisher: Nashre Hajar & Women's Research and Studies Bureau
Reelase Date: 2011
Category: Women Studies, Religions