Forbidden..,(Part 3)

In the name of Allah the most Beneficent the Most Merciful,

Quran 6:151

قُلْ تَعَالَوْاْ أَتْلُ مَا حَرَّمَ رَبُّكُمْ عَلَيْكُمْ أَلاَّ تُشْرِكُواْ بِهِ شَيْئًا وَبِالْوَالِدَيْنِ إِحْسَانًا وَلاَ تَقْتُلُواْ أَوْلاَدَكُم مِّنْ إمْلاَقٍ نَّحْنُ نَرْزُقُكُمْ وَإِيَّاهُمْ وَلاَ تَقْرَبُواْ الْفَوَاحِشَ مَا ظَهَرَ مِنْهَا وَمَا بَطَنَ وَلاَ تَقْتُلُواْ النَّفْسَ الَّتِي حَرَّمَ اللّهُ إِلاَّ بِالْحَقِّ ذَلِكُمْ وَصَّاكُمْ بِهِ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَعْقِلُونَ

Say, “Come, I will recite what your Lord has made forbidden to you. [He commands] that you not associate anything with Him, and to parents, the best, and do not kill your children out of poverty; We will provide for you and them. And do not approach immoralities – what is apparent of them and what is concealed. And do not kill the soul which Allah has forbidden [to be killed] except by [legal] right. This has He instructed you that you may use reason.”

Al-Fawahish is forbidden

Allah also forbids us not to come near Al-fawahish(all immoral sins and shamelessness) whether committed openly or secretly.Thus all impure acts whose obscenity is obvious are to be completely abstained from in public and private.


Unjustified killing is forbidden

Killing of any human is forbidden except for a just cause.

This is the declaration of the sanctity of human life by Allah Who has made it inviolable as a basic principle. As regards its destruction “by right”, the Qur’an allows this in three cases and the Holy Prophet added two more to these. The Qur’an makes it lawful to take the life of the one:

(1) who is proved guilty of the intentional murder of another person.

(2) who opposes Islam and obstructs its establishment so as to leave no other alternative than to fight with him,

(3) who spreads disorder within the Islamic territory or exerts to overthrow the established Islamic government.

Besides these, the Holy Prophet has made it lawful to .take the life of the one:

(4) who, in spite of being married, is proved guilty of adultery,

(5) who becomes an apostate and deserts the Islamic Community.

These five are the only cases in which it becomes lawful to take human life and there is no other case in which it becomes lawful to take human life and there is no other case besides these in which human life may be taken, be it that of a Muslim, or of a dhimmi, or of an unbeliever.(extract from Sayyid Abul Ala Maududis’- Tafhim al-Qur’an – The Meaning of the Qur’an)

This blogger finds the above extract to be apt on this point.However,this issue is obviously very sensitive and being as it were this humble blogger is not yet a scholar but simply a student of knowledge I cannot go into details regarding it.The dear reader is thus advised to see what the eminent scholars of Islam of the past had to say about this issue and of course Allah knows best.

This has Allah  instructed us that perhaps we may reason.

Praise is due to Allah in the beginning and the end.

Asalaam aleykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh(May peace and the mercy and blessings of Allah be upon you)


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