Honor Killings and Islam

Last updated on Jul 25, 2009

Posted on Jul 25, 2009

An interesting article here deals with the issue of “Honor Killings” and its sanction in Islam – since these killings are almost exclusively done in Islam only.  One of the verse from a Hadith that is referenced there is indeed very disturbing:

This tradition has been narrated by the game authority (Yazid b. Hurmus) through a different chain of transmitters with the following difference in the elucidation of one of the points raised by Najda in his letter to Ibn Abas: The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) used not to kill the children, so thou shouldst not kill them unless you could know what Khadir had known about the child he killed, or you could distinguish between a child who would grow up to he a believer (and a child who would grow up to be a non-believer), so that you killed the (prospective) non-believer and left the (prospective) believer aside.  (Book 019, Number 4457)

This is absolutely sick!  How can someone even think of deliberately killing a child JUST because that kid will grow up NOT BELIEVING his version of religious nonsense??  I mean that is the height of megalomania and twisted thinking.  If someone tries to justify this nonsense then he/she is in the same league!

Reference Links:

1. Why it matters that honor killing has Islamic sanction

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