Muslim family would tend to want to marry off their daughters or female virgin relatives to a man as fast, to shift the responsibility upon the girl’s new husband and in-laws. Until she dies, a woman must be protected. Parents fear the girls would ruin their names by any small mistake.
Women have been considered a burden back in pre-Islamic times. It is not only practised in Islam but in several other religions like Hinduism. It is a basic culture practised worldwide.
However, the pain and sorrow a woman is put through has no boundaries. She is made to suffer at every angle, bearing the responsibilities of the household.
Women are put to death when such problems rises:
- Disobey their male relatives
- Refuse an arrange marriage (varies)
- Marry outside religion or tribe or caste, for example Muslim marries Hindu or Sunni marries Shi’a.
- Raped victims (they are considered a used property and will be a long-time burden as they have brought shame to the family and no one would wish to marry them)
- Suspected having ‘relations’ (similar to rape victims)
- Being modern in terms of attitude and dressing (attitude: hurts man's ego; dressing: creates sexual arousals)
- If she seeks for independence (women are viewed as under male and as a male property, for example, unmarried women are viewed as father’s property and after marriage, they are husbands’ property. This is an actual Shariah Law.)
Women’s torment includes: Stoned, brutally beaten, burned, buried alive, shoot to death, gang-raped then killed, hacked, stabbed, hanged, slaughtered, disfigurement with acid or death and every other possible painful manner.
Islam preaches and claims that women has equal rights. However, it is even stated in the Qur’an that woman are to be kept within their house as women are viewed as objects of shame, sexual arousal and enhancing anger (where they believe anger is brought upon by Satan) to men.
The Qur'an says: “Men shall take full care of women with the bounties which God has bestowed more abundantly on the former than on the latter, and with what they may spend out of their possessions. And the righteous women are the truly devout ones, who guard the intimacy, which God has [ordained to be] guarded. And as for those women whose ill-will you have reason to fear, admonish them [first]; then leave them alone in bed; then beat them…” (4:34)
2:228 Women who are divorced shall wait, keeping themselves apart, three (monthly) courses. And it is not lawful for them that they should conceal that which Allah hath created in their wombs if they are believers in Allah and the Last Day. And their husbands would do better to take them back in that case if they desire reconciliation. And they (women) have rights similar to those (of men) over them in kindness, and men are a degree above them. Allah is Mighty, Wise.
Qur'an (33:59) - "Tell thy wives and thy daughters and the women of the believers to draw their cloaks close round them..." Men determine how women dress.
Qur'an (66:5) - "Maybe, his Lord, if he divorce you, will give him in your place wives better than you, submissive, faithful, obedient, penitent, adorers, keepers of fasting, widows and virgins"A disobedient wife can be replaced and if those qualities are not obtained by a man through marriage, he can divorce her immediately.
The Islamic prophet Muhammad was once told that “women have become emboldened towards their husbands,” whereupon he “gave permission to beat them” (Sunan Abu Dawud, book 11, no. 2141).
He was unhappy with the women who complained, not with their husbands who beat them.
Muhammad even struck his favorite wife, Aisha. One night, thinking she was asleep, he went out. Aisha surreptitiously followed him. When he found out what she had done, he hit her: “He struck me on the chest which caused me pain, and then said: Did you think that Allah and His Apostle would deal unjustly with you?” (Sahih Muslim, book 4, no. 2127).
Prophet is reported to have said, ‘I have seen none lacking in common sense and failing in religion but (at the same time) robbing the wisdom of the wise, besides you.’ Upon this a woman remarked: ‘What is wrong with our common sense and with religion?’ He observed: ‘You lack of common sense (in) that the evidence of two women is equal to that of one man, that is the proof of your lack of common sense. And you spend some nights (and days) in which you do not offer prayer and in the month of Ramadan (during the menstrual days) you do not observe fast; that is your failing in religion.’ (Muslim 31)
“The Prophet (PBUH) urged the women to be generous with their gifts, for when he had glimpsed into the flames of Hell, he had noted the vast majority of people being tormented there were women. The women were outraged, and one of them instantly stood up and demanded to know why that was so. ‘Because,’ he replied, ‘you women grumble so much, and show ingratitude to your husbands! Even if the poor fellows spent all their lives doing things for you, you have only to be upset at the least of thing and you will say, ‘I have never received any good from you!’, At that the women began vigorously to pull off their rings, and throw them into Bilal’s Cloak. (Bukhari 1.28, Abu Dawud 439)
Volume 9, Book 88, Number 219:
Narrated Abu Bakra: During the battle of Al-Jamal, Allah benefited me with a Word (I heard from the Prophet). When the Prophet heard the news that the people of the Persia had made the daughter of Khosrau their Queen (ruler), he said, "Never will succeed such a nation as makes a woman their ruler."
Muslim :: Book 4 : Hadith 1039
Al-Aswad reported that 'A'isha said: You have made us equal to the dogs and the asses, whereas I lay on the bedstead and the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) came there and stood in the middle of the bedstead and said prayer. I did not like to take off the quilt from me (in that state), so I moved away quietly from the front legs of the bedstead and thus came out of the quilt.
Abu Dawud (2:704)- "...the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said: When one of you prays without a sutrah, a dog, an ass, a pig, a Jew, a Magian, and a woman cut off his prayer, but it will suffice if they pass in front of him at a distance of over a stone's throw."Women are compared with animals, Jews and Magians, which are lowly and shameful for the Muslims.
Found in Bukhari and narrated by Ayesha. The hadith is like this: the things which annul the prayers were mentioned before me (Ayesha). They said, “Prayer is annulled by a dog, a donkey and a woman (if they pass in front of the praying people)”.
Ayesha said, “You have made us (i.e. women) dogs. I saw the Prophet (PBUH) praying while I used to lie in my bed between him and the Qiblah. Whenever I was in need of something, I would slip away, for I disliked to face him.”
We can see how some narrators equated women with dogs and donkeys and Ayesha challenged them. It shows how men held women in low esteem and ascribed their despicable thoughts to the Prophet. Always there may not be women like Ayesha to challenge such low thoughts and hadith may be believed uncritically.
Ishaq 593 - "As for Ali, he said, 'Women are plentiful, and you can easily change one for another.'" Ali was raised as a son by Muhammad. He was also the 4th caliph. This comment was made in Muhammad's presence without a word of rebuke from him.
Ishaq 593 - "From the captives of Hunayn, Allah's Messenger gave [his son-in-law] Ali a slave girl called Baytab and he gave [future Caliph] Uthman a slave girl called Zaynab and [future Caliph] Umar another." - Even in this world, Muhammad treated women like party favors, handing out slave girls to his cronies for sex.
Ishaq 969 - "Men were to lay injunctions on women lightly, for they were prisoners of men and had no control over their persons." - This same text also justifies beating women for flirting.It is absolutely forbidden for a Muslim woman to marry a non-Muslim man, even though men are not under the same restriction as to their choice of marriage partners. This is a consequence of the low status of a wife against that of her husband. A Muslim is not allowed to be subordinate to a non-Muslim, and a wife must be subordinate to her husband. This is practiced till now.
My life is an example of the above. I’m in love with a Hindu and my parents and their community refuses to allow us to marry even when he declared that he wanted to convert. They are trying to manipulate and change my mind into marrying another Muslim man.
‘Honor Killing’ Victims:
Atefeh Ravabi Sahaaleh - Hanged
On August 15th, 2004 a 16-year-old girl was hanged in a public square in Neka, Iran. Her death sentence was for "acts incompatible w chastity". Her name was Atefah Rafavi Sahaaleh. The only evidence against Atefah was her own forced confession. Atefah railed against her judge in court for its unfairness, but this was her undoing. Judge Haji Rezai, who was also the local mullah, prosecutor and head of the city administration, personally obtained permission from Iran's Supreme Court to execute her, and put the noose around her neck himself before she was hoisted on a crane jib arm to her death.
Atefeh lost her mother in a car accident. Her father was a drug addict. At the age of 13, a 51 year old, Ali Darabi former government agent started molesting her. On the night of her wedding to a boy who loved her, she was taken by the authorities and soon after executed without knowledge of her family.
Murder in Iran: The execution of Atefah Sahaaleh - by Imogen Rayne - Helium
Feroz Mangal and Khatera Sadiqi - Shot to death
Hasibullah Sadiqi was angered by the fact his sister had decided to get engaged to Mangal without seeking the permission of her father, from who she was estranged. Khatera had also begun living with Mangal and his family, another decision which witnesses said upset Hasibullah.
Ottawa man guilty of 'honour killings' - Crime - Canoe.ca
Gülsüm P. – Beaten to Death
The young Turkish woman, in Germany was beaten to death with a stick, her face unrecognizable, because she loved the wrong man and was pregnant with his child. Finally her parents searched for another man for her. She should have a traditional arranged marriage like her sister.
There is no trace of the attacker, but her boyfriend Altin P. age 25 complains: "She must die, because she wanted to live like a normal woman!" An honor killing? That is what her acquaintances believe.
Over the last year had the Altin and Gülsüm gotten to know each other. From the beginning Gülsüms family was against the relationship. Altin: "Gülsüm was promised to a man in Turkey for marriage. Like her sister she should have an arranged marriage."
Many times had her brother and father beaten her. One time she went to the hospital with a broken jaw.
By the end of November Gülsüm was pregnant with Altins baby. The boyfriend: "We were very pleased, but Gülsüm had panic stricken fear of her family."
Her sister persuaded Gülsüm to have an illegal abortion in the 5th month in Amsterdam. Back in Nord Rhein Westfalen the woman had to go to the hospital because of severe bleeding.Two days after being released from the hospital, she was dead.
Germany: Honor Killing Victim's Face "Beaten Beyond Recognition" - Atlas Shrugs
Sabina Akhtar, UK - Murdered
Akhtar, 26, reported her husband, Malik Mannan to police last year, telling them he had battered her 25 times and made threats on her life. On one occasion, in July, he told her to prepare for death by reading passages from the Qur'an, adding: "I am going to get a knife and when I return I am going to slaughter you."
CPS apologises over abusive husband left free to kill | UK news | guardian.co.uk
Lidia Motylska, Leeds - Murdered
A 19-year old teenager was brutally murdered by her boyfriend's Muslim flatmate, AboBakir Jabari because he did not approve of him going out with a Catholic.
Muslim killed Catholic girl in love with flatmate - Yorkshire Post
Sandeela Kanwal – Strangled to Death
She was attempting to leave an arranged marriage that her father had forced her into recently. For this alone, the 25-year old woman was brutally strangled by her fanatical father with her own necklace. He is Pakistani, where the mistreatment of women including honor killings are commonplace.
Sandeela Kanwal is Honor Killing » Right Pundits
Morsal Obeidi – Stabbed to Death
At age 16, all Morsal Obeidi wanted was to live the way other girls in Germany do. She paid dearly: Obeidi's brother, Ahmad Obeidi stabbed her 20 times.
The High Price of Freedom: Honor Killing Victim Wanted to Live Like other German Girls - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International
Hatin Surucu – Gunned Down
Hatun Aynur Sürücü (also spelled Hatin Sürücü; January 17, 1982 in Berlin – February 7, 2005 in Berlin) was a German-Kurdish woman whose family was originally from Erzurum, Turkey. She was murdered at the age of 23 in Berlin, by her own youngest brother, in an honor killing. Sürücü had divorced the cousin she was forced to marry at the age of 16, and was reportedly dating a German man. Her murder inflamed a public debate over forced marriage in Muslim families
Hatun Sürücü - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Banaz Mahmood, UK – Raped, Stamped on and Strangled
A Kurdish woman was brutally raped, stamped on and strangled by members of her family and their friends in an “honor killing” carried out at her London home because Banaz had brought shame on the family by leaving her husband, an Iraqi Kurd she had been forced to marry at 17, and falling in love with Rahmat Suleimani, an Iranian Kurd.
Banaz Mahmoud was raped before honour killing « Spanish Pundit
Caneze Riaz, Sayrah, Sophia, Alisha and Hannah, UK - Burnt
Mohammed Riaz, 49, found it abhorrent that his eldest daughter wanted to be a fashion designer, and that she and her sisters were likely to reject the Muslim tradition of arranged marriages. On Hallowe'en last year he sprayed petrol throughout their terraced home in Accrington, Lancs, and set it alight. Caneze Riaz, 39, woke and tried to protect her three-year-old child, Hannah, who was sleeping with her, but was overcome by fumes. Her other daughters, Sayrah, 16, Sophia, 13, and Alisha, 10, died elsewhere in the house. Riaz, who had spent the evening drinking, set himself on fire and died two days later.
Father killed family for being too western - Telegraph
Pela Atroshi - Shot
Adopting the modern ways of Sweden, she ran away from home in January 1999, but soon missed her family and returned home agreeing to an arranged marriage in their home town Dohuk, Nothern Iraq only to be shot to death brutally by her uncle, as she pleads.
Australian links in honour killing of Pela Atroshi | News.com.au Top stories | News.com.au
Fadime Sahindal - Shot
For four years Fadime Sahindal's father had threatened to kill her. But last week she took a risk and went to say goodbye to her mother and her sisters before leaving to study in Africa.
Just before 10pm, as they sat in her sister's flat in the Swedish city of Uppsala, the doorbell rang. Her father burst in and shot Fadime in the head. She died in her mother's arms.
Sahindal, 26, paid the ultimate price for falling in love with the wrong man and defying the patriarchal values of her culture.
In court he called Fadime "the whore" and then confessed to having killed her. He said that he had to protect the family's honour.
Jeff Weintraub: Fadime Sahindal - Honor killing and culture clash in Sweden
Uzma rahan, Adam, Abbas and Henna - Battered
A father battered his wife, age 32 and three young children, Adam 11, Abbas 8 and henna 6 to death with a rounders bat and then fled the country after becoming convinced that she was having an affair, a court has heard. Rashad had allegedly flown to Thailand the next morning, but he was traced and agreed to return to Britain. When arrested on arrival at Heathrow he allegedly said: "I confess to the murder." Reminded that he was under caution, the court heard he added: "My beautiful kids. I don't regret killing that f****** bitch, but my kids, killing my kids..." "The defendant, it seems, disapproved of how she dressed and was jealous and possessive, claiming that men were looking at her when they were out together."
Cabbie 'bludgeoned wife and kids to death with rounders bat' | Mail Online
Hina Saleem, Italy - Slashed
Hina was 20 years of age, her body was placed with head facing Mecca after her father, Mohamed Saleem and other male family members punished her for co-habitating with her 32 year-old boyfriend.
The Shame of Honour Killing - Indymedia Ireland
Methal Dayem - Murdered
Metha, a 22-year-old, Cleveland State student, USA was murdered more than a year ago. Prosecutors say that Dayem's own cousins killed her, because she was turning her back on an arranged marriage from her Palestinian-Arab culture.
'Honor Killing' Trial Begins - News Story - WEWS Cleveland
Sazan Bajez-Abdullah - Murdered
“No”, said the slightly-built man before the Munich criminal court, “I don’t regret that I killed my wife.” He would do it again. She would have earned it. And above all the politics of the Federal Republic of Germany are also guilty of her death. Why: “Because the women here have so many rights, they become immodest”.
The Shield of Achilles: “Because the women here have so many rights, they become immodest”. [Updated]
Rudayena Jamael - Shot
Rudayena Jemael, 37, was shot in the head while she slept in her home. There was no forced entry, no robbery. Police say her 20-year-old son, Salim Israel is the prime suspect. They think he killed her because she wanted to remarry, 19 years after her divorce.
CNN - Honor killings: a brutal tribal custom - Dec. 7, 1995
Heshu Yones - Slaughtered
Heshu, 16, a student from west London, had her throat cut by her father, Abdalla Yones in October last year after he discovered she had been dating a man from outside their Kurdish Muslim culture.
'Honour' killings| News | This is London
Ibtihaz Hasoun – Stabbed
Ibtihaz Hasoun, Israeli Arab, accused of shaming her family, was recently stabbed to death by her brother, who had summoned villagers to watch him murder his "fallen sister." The villagers celebrated the honor killing.
"She married someone outside the village," said one man. "We would do the same thing."
Hellenic Reporter: Honor Killing
Ghazala Khan - Shot
The killing of Ghazala Khan in Denmark by her brother may be the only instance where an 'honour' killing has been photographed while being perpetrated. This picture was captured on cell phone camera and shows the woman's brother aiming the gun at his sister, lying on the ground. Her fiancee, also seen, was wounded, but survived. The killing was planned by her entire family, and Pakistani taxi drivers were used as spies to spot her and alert her family.
Shafilea Ahmed - Murdered
A Muslim girl in UK who had refused her family's wish to have an arranged marriage was murdered.
Shafilea Ahmed was murdered - Telegraph
Randa Abdel Qader – Stabbed, Stamped on and Suffocated
It was an innocent infatuation but five months after Rand, a student of English at Basra University, met Paul, a 22-year-old soldier posted to southern Iraq, she was dead. She was stamped on, suffocated and stabbed by her father. Several brutal knife wounds punctured her slender, bruised body - from her face to her feet. He had done it, he proclaimed to the neighbors who soon gathered round, to 'cleanse his honour'.
Her crime was to fall in love. She paid with her life | World news | The Observer
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Attempted ‘Honor Killing’ Victims:
Zahida Parveen – Maliciously Attacked
Pictures of Zahida before and after the attack
"He came home from the mosque and accused me of having a bad character," the tiny, 32-year-old woman, who was 6-months pregnant when the attempt was taken place, murmured through her veil as she awaited a recent court hearing in the case. "I told him it was not true, but he didn't believe me. He caught me and tied me up, and then he started cutting my face. He never said a word except, “This is your last night.'"
Honor Killings - Zahida Perveen | Erudition Online
Rojda - Mutilated
As a 13-year-old girl in Turkey, Rojda was raped, then forced to marry her rapist under Islamic law. Her face was mutilated by her "husband's" family when she refused to prostitute herself after he was imprisoned for raping another child.
Islamic Law -In Pictures
Dua Khalil - Stoned
Authorities believe the 17-year-old in Iraq was stoned to death for being seen with a Sunni Muslim man.
Four arrested in Iraq 'honor killing' - CNN.com
Perhaps one should try and think that stoning was not introduced by Muhammad or Islam, but in fact from another culture? Why does this non-Muslim Yazidi girl get the same punishment as a Muslim would? It is clear that pre-Islamic middle-eastern cultural practices were converted into laws by Muhammad and incorporated into the Islam religion. Whatever culture it comes from, 'honour killing' is a disgusting practice and must be fought against. Islam is the religionising of the Bedouin culture and such disgusting practices were part of most idol-worshipping cultures. What Muhammad did was to put his culture down on stone and convert it into a religion.
Murdered for 'reputation'?
Tue, 29 Sep 2009 14:30
Three Jordanian men were charged on Tuesday with premeditated murder after allegedly stabbing to death their divorced sister as well as burning her body and house over her "bad reputation," police said.
"The three brothers all under 30, agreed to kill their 40-year-old sister on Sunday because she allegedly had a bad reputation," in Abu Alanda, in southeast Amman, a police spokesman told AFP.
"She was stabbed 15 times. One of the three told police that the mother of five had a love affair with a man and that he found pictures of the woman sitting with her alleged lover."
The spokesperson said the suspects "burned the victim's body and set ablaze her house to cover the crime."
"They were arrested at hospital after being treated for burns. They confessed to the murder," added.
Murder is punishable by the death penalty in Jordan but in the case of so-called "honour killings" a court usually commutes or reduces sentences, particularly if the victim's family urges leniency.
The US-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged Jordan earlier this month to reform its penal code, which it says condones the murder of women as "honour crimes."
In the past, parliament has refused to institute harsher penalties.
Around 15-20 women are murdered each year in Jordan in the name of honour, despite government efforts to fight such crimes. So far this year, there have been 16 reported.
Dictums of Quran and Hadiths, which may dictate/incite honor killing:
Quran- 4:15 “If any of your women are guilty of lewdness, take the evidence of four (reliable) witness from amongst you against them; if they testify, confine them to houses until death do claim them. Or God ordain for them some (other) way.”
Quran-24:2 “The woman and the man guilty of adultery or fornication(rape) —flog each of them with hundred stripes: Let no compassion move you in their case, in a matter prescribed by God, if ye believe in God and the last day.”
Quran-17:32 “ Nor come nigh to adultery: for it is a shameful (deed) and an evil, opening the road (to other evils).
Quran-33:33 “Stay quietly in your houses, and make not a dazzling display.”
Now some sahih hadiths:
Bukhari: Volume 7, Book 63, Number 196:
Narrated Abu Huraira: A man from Bani Aslam came to Allah's Apostle while he was in the mosque and called (the Prophet) saying, "O Allah's Apostle! I have committed illegal sexual intercourse." On that the Prophet turned his face from him to the other side, whereupon the man moved to the side towards which the Prophet had turned his face, and said, "O Allah's Apostle! I have committed illegal sexual intercourse." The Prophet turned his face (from him) to the other side whereupon the man moved to the side towards which the Prophet had turned his face, and repeated his statement. The Prophet turned his face (from him) to the other side again. The man moved again (and repeated his statement) for the fourth time. So when the man had given witness four times against himself, the Prophet called him and said, "Are you insane?" He replied, "No." The Prophet then said (to his companions), "Go and stone him to death." The man was a married one. Jabir bin 'Abdullah Al-Ansari said: I was one of those who stoned him. We stoned him at the Musalla (praying place) in Medina. When the stones hit him with their sharp edges, he fled, but we caught him at Al-Harra and stoned him till he died.
(See also Bukhari: Volume 7, Book 63, Number 195.)
Sahih Bukhari: 8:6814:
Narrated Jabir bin Abdullah al-Ansari: “A man from the tribe of Bani Aslam came to Allah’s Messenger [Muhammad] and informed him that he had committed illegal sexual intercourse; and he bore witness four times against himself. Allah’s Messenger ordered him to be stoned to death as he was a married person.”
Sahih Muslim No. 4206:
“A woman came to the prophet and asked for purification by seeking punishment. He told her to go away and seek God’s forgiveness. She persisted four times and admitted she was pregnant. He told her to wait until she had given birth. Then he said that the Muslim community should wait until she had weaned her child. When the day arrived for the child to take solid food, Muhammad handed the child over to the community. And when he had given command over her and she was put in a hole up to her breast, he ordered the people to stone her. Khalid b. al-Walid came forward with a stone which he threw at her head, and when the blood spurted on her face he cursed her.”
Sahih Al-Bukhari Vol 2. pg 1009; and Sahih Muslim Vol 2. pg 65:
Hadhrat Abdullah ibne Abbaas (Radiallahu Anhu) narrates the lecture that Hadhrat Umar (Radiallaahu Anhu) delivered whilst sitting on the pulpit of Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam). Hadhrat Umar (Radiallahu Anhu) said, "Verily, Allah sent Muhammad (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) with the truth, and revealed the Quran upon him. The verse regarding the stoning of the adulterer/ess was from amongst the verse revealed (in the Quraan). We read it, secured it and understood it. Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) stoned and we stoned after him. I fear that with the passage of time a person might say, ‘We do not find mention of stoning in the Book of Allah and thereby go astray by leaving out an obligation revealed by Allah. Verily, the stoning of a adulterer/ress is found in the Quraan and is the truth, if the witnesses are met or there is a pregnancy or confession."
The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Whoever guarantees me that he will guard his chastity, I will guarantee him Paradise”.
Al-Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawud, An-Nisa’i and others:
Abu Hurayrah reports that the Messenger of Allah said, “No one commits adultery while still remaining a believer, for faith is more precious unto Allah than such an evil act!” In another version, it is stated, “When a person commits adultery he casts away from his neck the bond that ties him to Islam; if, however, he repents, Allah will accept his repentance”.
The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “O mankind! Beware of fornication/adultery for it entails six dire consequences: three of them relating to this world and three to the next world. As for the three that are related to this world, they are the following: it removes the glow of one’s face, brings poverty, and reduces the life-span. As for its dire consequences in the next world they are: it brings down the wrath of Allah upon the person, subjects him to terrible reckoning, and finally casts him in hell-fire.”
In civil law, when someone confesses to a mistake they did, the judgment will be reduce when they plead guilty because they are given chances to repent. However within Islam’s Shariah Law, there is no forgiveness. Adultery will be stoned regardless. They die the most painful death and would also be cursed. Disgusting and horrible, such are the cruel laws of Muhammad.