Sunday, March 13, 2005

Mukhtar Mai and the Intervention of the Islamic Court

Salaam alaikum,

I know many of us were very upset and appauled when we discovered that despite the gross violation of Mukhtar Mai's human and Islamic rights, her attackers were aquitted of the charge of rape. But praise be to Allah, Sister Mukhtar is strong and has not given up the fight to transform the tribals laws in rural Pakistan. Alhamdullilah, an Islamic court has suspended the decision of the acquittals and granted all parties a new trial.

Will we see real justice for Mukhtar Mai in the Shari'a court?

Will we see real Islam in action and not just warmed over tribalism with the veneer of Islam?

It is rare that the Islamic courts in Pakistan intervene in a high court decision but maybe we shall see the beginnings of justice for Muslim women across the globe. Maybe all Muslim will finally have the opportunity to enjoy those rights given to us by Allah subhana wa ta'ala. Insha'allah, it will happen. Only time can tell but in the meantime, please donate to her cause. She has used her donations to buy books and other school supplies to promote literacy and education. Write her a letter of support. You can also write a letter to the American ambassador of Pakistan.

Mr. Janangir Karamat
3517 International Court, NW
Washington, DC 20008

And make dua for all people who are victims of sexual violence and exploitation. We must confront injustice, whether it is caused by Muslims or non-Muslims. A crime is a crime and the perpertators must pay the price.

Muslims for justice!
Muslims for Mukhtar!


Blogger ابدلرحیم said...

MashAllah, and i too am so happy to have heard that. You were dead on when you said about the tribalism.
Khuda Hafiz

9:18 PM  

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