Friday, 27 May 2011

Islam and Honor Killings Islamic Articles

Islam is always inscribed with a solemnest charge of killing women who are found in dishonoring their families indulging themselves in dating or sexual relations with men. The phenomenon is known as honor killings. Honor killings are truly un-Islamic and are never considered as legitimate act in Islam.

Qur’an doesn’t encourage Muslim men to kill their women in any circumstances. Although adultery and fornication are strongly forbidden in Islam and have strict punishments but they are only applicable after the confession of the culprits and testimony of four eye-witnesses.

Now question arises that what is the origin of honor killings? Most of the people will agree with the fact that honor killings are outcome of backward cultural customs and traditions that are prevalent in non-Islamic and men dominating society.


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