Muslims claim that the non-religious Western world of today brought misery and burden upon woman by giving them "Equal Rights" (as the men have). While Allah brought glory to women by giving them rights with JUSTICE.

Let us see this so-called 'justice' of Allah.

Do you know that:

  • Li'aan is a 'RIGHT' for men to accuse their wives of adultery without bringing any 4 witnesses.
  • Even if they have not seen themselves personally, their wives doing anything wrong, but still they are allowed to accuse their wives of illicit relationships only on the basis of their doubt.
  • Through Li'aan, the evil men get the full right and liberty to bring a bad name upon the character of their wives. It is a tool in the hands of mean and distrustful and jealous husbands to make life hell for their innocent wives and even to blackmail them.

But the opposite is not allowed in Islamic Sharia, i.e.:

  • Islam does not give the right of Li'aan to women.
  • This means, even if wives have personally seen their husband doing ZINA (fornication) with other women (or even if they have seen their husband raping another women), still they are not allowed to accuse their husbands in any Islamic court.
  • Even if wives have seen their husband raping their own minor daughters (or even grown-up daughters), still they cannot accuse their husbands for rape.
    Or even if they have seen their husbands raping any male child, or just having a sexual relationship with any other male, still neither can they go against their husbands in court, nor separate themselves from such evil husbands through divorce.
  • And if the respective wives still dare to accuse their husbands for fornication/rape in Islamic court, then they have to bring 4 eye-witnesses for it.
  • And the wives are themselves not included among those 4 eye-witnesses, but those 4 eye-witnesses should only be MALES themselves. The testimony of women is not allowed in the case of fornication in Islamic Sharia. Yes, women's testimony is not even counted as 'half' in this case, but it is absolutely ZERO. Please read our detailed article on this issue: Testimony of a woman is ABSOLUTELY not accepted (not even as HALF) in Hudud Cases like rape, robbery, murder, etc. 
    And if the wife is not able to bring 4 male witnesses in the court, then she will be lashed with 80 stripes for Qadhf i.e. wrongfully accusing husband, even if she is telling the truth (link).
  • Wives are totally helpless in Islam. Neither they can go to the court against their evil husbands with the charge of adultery/rape, nor they get their freedom from such evil husbands through divorce (Please read our article about Khul’ خلع, as even ‘Khul is also not the right of a woman in Islam, but it is also the right of the husband and he could deny it to his wife). There is absolutely no option available for women to separate themselves from such evil husbands in Islam. 

One of the largest Sunni Fatwa websites, Islamweb.net writes (link):

Li‘aan Is Not Applicable from a wife against her Husband:
Li‘aan is only applicable when a man accuses his wife of committing Zina and she denies it, but when a woman slanders her husband, this does not, on its own, warrant Li‘aan (as Li’aan is only reserved for the men) … "If a woman accuses her husband of committing Zina, she would be liable for the Hadd of slander (i.e. 80 lashes)."

Another one of the largest Saudi Salafi Fatwa Website is “Islam Question Answers”. It writes (link):

As for the wife, if she accuses her husband of zina (i.e. adultery), but she cannot produce four witnesses, then she should be given the hadd punishment for slander … If a woman slanders her husband, she should be given the Hadd punishment (of 80 lashes), .. If a woman knows that her husband has committed zina but she has no proof, namely four witnesses, then she should advise him and remind him, and tell him to fear Allaah.

Please note that when this Saudi Salafi Mufti wrote: {...If a woman knows that her husband has committed zina but she has no proof, namely four witnesses, then she should advise him and remind him, and tell him to fear Allaah}, then it automatically means that he is advising women to not to go to the court without 4 witnesses, but ONLY to LIMIT themselves to advising their evil husband to fear Allah.

How the drama of Li’aan started

There is no Allah present in the heaven, and it was Muhammad himself who was making the revelations in the name of Allah. That is why we see the color of “human mistakes” in the revelation. Divine revelation is not dependent upon the “hit and trial method”, but it is perfectly right from the beginning. But we can easily see this color of “human mistake” and the “hit and trial method” in Li’aan.

Firstly, the writer of the Quran (i.e. Muhammad) claimed if an accusation of adultery is made, then they should also bring the 4 eye-witnesses, who saw this action of man’s penis going into the vagina of woman clearly with their own eyes. But if they could not produce those 4 eye-witnesses, then all the witnesses would be lashed with 80 stripes in the name of false accusation (even if they are telling the TRUTH).

Human intellect guides us completely that this 'ruling' of punishing the witnesses with 80 stripes (even if they are telling the TRUTH) is totally against JUSTICE. Why then the writer of the Quran (i.e. Muhammad) had to make such a ruling? The answer it, Muhammad made this illogical ruling during the incident of IFK, where he wanted to punish those men who gave testimony against his wife 'Aisha. The number of witnesses was 3. Thus, Muhammad claimed a new revelation, where he not only raised the number of witnesses to 4 but also put a new condition of lashing them with 80 stripes if the number of witnesses is less than 4 (even if they are telling the Truth). Please read our detailed article: The incident of Ifk and the Ruling of 4 Witnesses.

Nevertheless, the problem arose when Sahaba (i.e. the MALE companions of Muhammad) saw their women doing sex with other men. And they accused their wives of adultery without bringing any 4 eye-witnesses.

It became a huge problem for Muhammad, as his male Sahaba became extremely angry upon the condition of 4 eye-witnesses and they refused to accept it and they were on the verge of rebellion against it. And Muhammad didn't want to make his male companions angry, as he needed them for his wars.

Thus, Muhammad had to make a new revelation, in which he abrogated the earlier order of 4 witnesses for the husbands, and allowed his male companions to accuse their wives openly for the adultery, by simply swearing in the name of Allah. Nevertheless, Muhammad didn’t grant this right of Li’aan to women in his newly invented revelation, while the poor women were unable to rebel against him and Islam.

Sahih Muslim, 1498c:

Sa'd b. Ubada said: Messenger of Allah, if I were to find with my wife a man, should I not touch him before bringing four witnesses? Allah's Messenger said: Yes. He said: By no means. By Him Who has sent you with the Truth, I would hasten with my sword to him before that.

Therefore, when Muhammad saw that the male companions were at the verge of rebellion, then he once again played the drama of new revelation, where he gave this “exception” only to the male husbands, to make an accusation of adultery against their wives even without the 4 witnesses, and they will not be lashed 80 times for Qadhf (i.e. the false accusation).

Quran 24:6-7:
Those who accuse their wives and do not have any witnesses except themselves, should swear four times in the name of God, the testimony of each such person being that he is speaking the truth, And (swear) a fifth time that if he tells a lie the curse of God be on him.

Human intellect clearly guides us, if Allah is really All-Wise, then he would have never put the ridiculous condition of 4 eye-witnesses (who saw the penis penetrating the vagina clearly) in the first place.

And the 2nd condition of Qadhf is even more ridiculous than the 4 eye-witnesses condition. Even if the wife is telling the truth, but she does not have 4 eye-witnesses, still Islam blames her of telling a lie, and even goes further in lashing her 80 stripes.

And the other ruling of Islam takes away any chance for such poor women to get rid of their such evil husbands through divorce, or through Khul', or through any Islamic court. It is a big misunderstanding today that Khul' is a woman's right. No, it is not, but Khul' is also a right of a husband in Islamic Sharia. If the husband does not agree with Khul', then no Islamic court can grant freedom to women from her husband. Please read our detailed article on this issue: Khul’ خلع (i.e. getting freedom from a husband) is not the “right” of a woman, but it is still the “right” of a husband to either grant it or to deny it.

Muhammad introduced these 2 ridiculous conditions of 4 eye-witnesses and Qadhf in the incident of IFK, in which slander was made against ‘Aisha by 3 people. Therefore, Muhammad made the new revelation, in which he put the requirement of 4 witnesses in case of adultery. Moreover, Muhammad was extremely angry upon those 3 people and wanted to punish them at every cost, therefore, he also invented the punishment of Qadhf in this same incident, where all the witnesses were lashed 80 times the number of witnesses was lower than 4. Please read our IFK incident for the details.

Excuse from Islam apologists:

The only excuse that is given by Islam apologists for this Islamic injustice against woman is this:

Islam gave the right of Liaan to a man, while if a woman becomes pregnant with a bastard child, then he can disown that child. While Islam does not give a wife the right of Liaan, while a man does not become pregnant due to fornication, and thus the wife does not have to disown any child.

But this argument has absolutely no value, and the double standards of Islam are not going to be washed from it, while:

  • If it was only an issue of determining the lineage of a child, then a man also has to bring 4 witnesses against a woman who is NOT pregnant. And if he cannot bring 4 witnesses against her, then he should also be lashed 80 times.
  • Nevertheless, Islam allowed the husband to accuse his wife of fornication even if she is not pregnant, even in case if she is totally innocent. While if the husband was really involved in fornication or rape, still the wife was not given the right to do Liaan against him, and to separate herself from such an evil husband.

Multiple 'hardships' that a woman has to face in the case of Liaan, as compared to a man

The first question is, what protection did Allah provide to the women and her child if a man wrongfully accuses her?

The answer is: ZERO.

Allah provided ZERO protection to innocent women and her child in this case. This false accusation can be a result of any misunderstanding, or even if he is a mistrusting person, or simply if he is an evil person and only wants to harm her.

He does not even have to pay for the expenses till the delivery of child, but the poor pregnant woman has to bear all the expenses for her and for her unborn baby herself in that hard state of pregnancy.

Moreover, Islam also forbids her from getting love and support of any other man by marrying him till delivery of the child in the name of 'Iddah (i.e. waiting period).

This Islamic 'Iddah of a pregnant woman is based upon a scientific mistake of the writer of the Quran (i.e. Muhammad), where he thought that the sperm of another man can water the fetus. In order to understand this scientific mistake of the writer of the Quran, please read our article: ‘Iddah (i.e. waiting period) is illogical & unnecessary & oppressive & injustice against the women

Moreover, if she marries another person, then she has to leave her children in the house of her people (i.e. her parents or sister etc.). Please see the following two Fatwas (Fatwa 1 and Fatwa 2):

It is true that if the mother remarries, she loses the right of the custody of her children, and some scholars reported a consensus among the scholars on this issue ...
“This is because the child is harmed by the hatred of the 2nd husband who may get fed up with him and because the mother, by necessity, may neglect her child out of her desire to please her husband and her being preoccupied by him, and all this harms the child. This is why she loses the right of fostering.”
Moreover, An-Nawawi from the Shaafi’e School of jurisprudence, said in “Al-Majmoo’”: “Because if she remarries, her husband has the right to enjoy her (at all times) except at the time of worship (i.e. when she is performing an act of worship), so she cannot foster her children (form a previous marriage).”

Both of them are lame excuses, while:

  • Islam is totally wrong when it claims that (all or at least a majority of) step fathers will hate their stepchildren and will get fed up with them. This problem started with Islam in the case when Muhammad declared that adopted children could not be a part of the family. Muhammad simply extended this ruling upon the step children too, along with the adopted children. Islam is indeed not a religion of nature, while it thinks that father and mother can form no spiritual relationship with their adopted or stepchildren.
  • Islam is also totally wrong when it claims that a mother should be separated from her children, while she will neglect them in order to make her 2nd husband happy. Islam is indeed not a religion of NATURE when it thinks so low of mothers.
  • And when Islam claims that a woman should be separated from her children, while her first duty is to provide the sex services to the 2nd husband with whole heart, and children are a hindrance in providing those sex services, then again Islam is proving itself to be the cruelest religion of the world against the poor women and their children.

Unbelievable!!!

Unfortunately, people (including 99% of Muslims) themselves don't know exactly these dark Rulings of Islamic Sharia.

This Islamic Ruling of separating the children from the mother if she remarries (in the name of providing sex services to 2nd husband) is so oppressive and cruel, that Islamic Sharia even got defeated in the Islamic countries by the hands of Muslims themselves, and they removed this Islamic ruling from the laws of their countries.

The same thing happened in the case of Khul' (خلع) too, where again Islamic Sharia got defeated by Muslims themselves, and they removed it from the law of their countries. For example, please read the following 2 Studies about how Courts were given the right to give freedom in Khul' without paying the ransom money, while Islamic Scholars opposed it, while according to Sharia it is the right of husband, and not the courts.

Study 1

Study 2

Abstract:
Pakistan is an Islamic country. The laws made by the Parliament and Judiciary are administered according to the injunction of Islam. There are many laws made for the protections of women. Among these rights granted, right of women to khul " is also awarded by Islamic Law. Khul " is the proposal given to the husband by the wife for divorce. Judicial Khul " is exercised in Pakistani courts, according to Article 2(ix) of dissolution of Muslims Marriages Act 1939. A large number of Ulama (Islamic Jurists) even today, refuse to recognize khul " granted by courts without the consent of the husband as a valid divorce. Confusion is caused by two parallel and conflicting interpretations of the Islamic Law. On one hand, there is the statutory law and interpretation by the Superior Courts of Pakistan and on the other hand, is the interpretation of Jurists of Islamic Law with strong arguments from Quran and Sunnah.

Why does Islam call the innocent child BASTARD in the case of Liaan?

Islam not only allowed the man to accuse his wife, but it also allowed the man to disown the child. But Islam didn't stop here, but:

  • Islam also declared that child to be a BASTARD (Islamic Term: Walad al-Haram), while that child was totally innocent.
  • Even if the mother was also innocent, and she committed no fornication, and the man wrongfully accused her, still that child will be called a bastard.
  • Father does not have to pay any expenses for that innocent child, but it is only the mother who has to bear all the expenses of the child's upbringing (even if she was innocent).
  • Even if she made a mistake and was indeed involved in the sexual act with another man, still Islam forbids that biological father to give his name to the child, or to give his love and upbringing to him, or even to bear the child's expenses. But why? Why is Islam punishing the innocent child and depriving him to have love and the name of his/her biological father?
  • Islam compels that the so-called Bastard child takes only the name of his/her mother, and thus he/she is recognised easily in the society as a bastard, and then humiliated.

You can see that these Sharia Rulings of Islam regarding innocent child are totally against logic, which is impossible if they really had come from any divine Allah in the heavens. This 'human mistake' in the Sharia Ruling proves only one thing, i.e. Muhammad was making all those revelations and Sharai Rulings on his own.

Please read our detailed article: Illegitimate Child: What is the WISDOM of Allah in calling them BASTARDS (Walad al-Haram), depriving them of Name, Love, Upbringing and Inheritance of their fathers 

Conclusion:

We can clearly see this so-called glory to women by Allah by giving them their rights JUSTLY in this case of Li'aan.

Indeed, it is not Justice, but it is the peak of the Double Standards and Cruelty against the poor women.

 

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Please don't forget the Bigger Picture: 

How a woman get her freedom from an Abusive unwanted Husband
The Western World Islam

Western women have to suffer ZERO unjust Hardships. 

Muslim women have to suffer from the following 11 (Eleven) unjust HARDSHIPS. Muhammad copied these Sharia Rulings from the pre-Islamic ignorant Arab culture.

  1. Liaan اللعان
  2. ‘Iddah
  3. Khul’ خلع
  4. Faskh فسخ
  5. Halala (Tahleel Marriage نكاح التحليل) 
  6. Ila (الإيلاء)
  7. Zihar
  8. The process of 3 Talaqs in Islam is again UNJUST towards the women
  9. Wife BEATING (i.e. even if husband beats her brutally with bruises, still she doesn't have the right to get separation)
  10. If a husband does not do intercourse with wife for several year (in order to tease her), even then she cannot get her freedom through divorce
  11. Sharia Ruling: If a divorced woman remarries, then she will lose the custody of her children

Moreover:

  • Contrary to women, Muslim men don't have to face a SINGLE of such one-sided & unjust HARDSHIP. 
  • In fact, it is much easier for a Muslim man to get rid of his wife as compared to a Western man. He does not even have to go to the court, but only to say 3 times Talaq, and that is all.