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Assalaamu alaikum [peace be to you],

:bulletred: Hijab: A Misunderstood concept
Nowadays, the general perspective of the common folk, with regards to the Hijab, is a totally unguided, misleading vision of an oppressive degradation of women, where individuals are forced to cover themselves and reduced to nothingness in society.
This idea is based on misconceptions which in effect hides and distorts the truth behind the veil!

The first thing we must understand is the concept of Hijab. The literal meaning of the word Hijab is to veil, partition or place a barrier between something. This does not solely refer to clothing and does not exclusively address women.


In Surah Nur (24) of the Holy Qur’an, the command for Hijab is first directed toward the men then to the women. the God says:
قُل لِّلْمُؤْمِنِينَ يَغُضُّوا مِنْ أَبْصَارِهِمْ وَيَحْفَظُوا فُرُوجَهُمْ ۚ ذَٰلِكَ أَزْكَىٰ لَهُمْ ۗ إِنَّ اللَّهَ خَبِيرٌ بِمَا يَصْنَعُونَ
Say to the believing men that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty: that will make for greater purity for them: And Allah is well acquainted with all that they do.
وَقُل لِّلْمُؤْمِنَاتِ يَغْضُضْنَ مِنْ أَبْصَارِهِنَّ وَيَحْفَظْنَ فُرُوجَهُنَّ وَلَا يُبْدِينَ زِينَتَهُنَّ إِلَّا مَا ظَهَرَ مِنْهَا ۖ وَلْيَضْرِبْنَ بِخُمُرِهِنَّ عَلَىٰ جُيُوبِهِنَّ
And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty; that they should not display their beauty and ornaments except what (must ordinarily) appear thereof; that they should draw their veils over their bosoms...

From the translation of 24:30-31
In the context of the above verses, the Hijab initially starts with the lowering of the gaze. Muslim men and women are commanded to lower their gaze and not to look at the opposite gender. This reduces the possibility of any bad thoughts towards an individual which is a sin and the first step towards bigger sins. In this case, there is no physical barrier but a mental or invisible veil created by lowering the gaze.

The next part of the verse commands the Muslims to protect their modesty. This includes dressing in accordance to the Islamic dress code and refraining from all forms of lewd behaviour. This keeps the mind, body and soul free from sinful behaviour and promotes internal harmony as well as a healthy atmosphere of respect and cohesion in society.

:bulletred: Criteria of Islamic clothes:
The Islamic dress code consists of wearing clothing which fits the following criteria.
a- Extent: The minimum extent for men is from the naval to knees. For women, the hijab should cover the whole body except the hands and face. Scholars have different opinions regarding the veiling of the face. some consider it obligatory, some not...
b- Not Revealing: The clothes should be neither transparent nor tight which reveals the shape of the body. This is the case for both genders.
c- Dress type: The clothes should not be of the opposite gender. This means that men should not wear clothes that resemble women’s clothes and vice versa. The clothes should not resemble those of other religions (e.g. wearing a cross is not allowed).
d- Not Glamorous: The clothes should not be so glamorous or extravagant that they attract the opposite gender.

The criteria of the Hijab are such that it protects a woman from negative elements in society whilst promoting a healthy respect from all areas of society.

:bulletred: Any compulsion?
Islam doesn't force people to follow Islam, its rules and teachings. if a person doesn't want to follow Islam willingly, forcing them contradicts the Qur'anic verse:
لَا إِكْرَاهَ فِي الدِّينِ
Let there be no compulsion in religion

but if someone decides to follow Islam, then they should know that Islam, like all other religions, has rules and teachings. a Muslim striving to be a good Muslim MUST follow these rules. because in Islam, we worship the God the way he commanded, not the way we want. But nobody should be forced in order to become a good Muslim. it's their choice and deeds that make them become one. the decision must come from within.
Similarly, a Muslim woman should not be forced to wear the Hijab if she doesn't want to. it's her right. it's a divine command. it's better for her. but if she wants to disobey the God and ignore the Hijab, or if she has reasons why she doesn't wear it, it's her choice. but no one should force her. people have to respect her choice.

The myth of the Hijab being a tool of oppression was recently challenged when women of all ages and backgrounds began adopting the Hajib and defending their right to wear the Hijab. This was in the face of criticism by many political figures in discrediting the Hijab but it illustrated that far from being a tool of oppression it is a tool of liberation.

To be continued in part 2, in sha'Allah.

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I hope this was beneficial for you all.

if I am right, it's from the God. if I am wrong, it's from myself.
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Yet another case of overcoming artistic block at the eleventh hour. Only on this occasion it was NOT too late to finish it in time. I mean, I had to pretty much do this in one sitting, but what the hell, sleep is over-rated. What with its comfort adddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd... I'M AWAKE!

I went into this expecting something pretty similar to what I've done for past Fourth of July's. Something with fireworks, and probably a swimsuit and stars and stripes theme. Maybe an Uncle Sam hat. But I couldn't get excited about any of that. I'm not sure what gave me the idea to try an American Revolution theme, but I fell in love with the idea and ran with it.

Or at least I would've, but that's where the artistic block hit me! I couldn't get anything to look right. And even though it was NOT what I wanted to do with the holiday so quickly approaching, I did the only thing you really CAN do when one of those nasty blocks hits you. I put it aside and tried again at a later time. And damned if it didn't work. That time it just came naturally for me. And with [barely] sufficient time to finish it up.

And I absolutely love how it turned out. This will make my list of personal favorites for sure (how many times have I said that? It feels like I've said that a lot).

But I think the coats look really cool, I love the backdrop (it's a scan of the Declaration of Independence, but I tooled around with it a little. Luckily, that's not a copyrighted document. That or Thomas Jefferson will rise from the dead and sue me.) and the flag looks really nice there.

Finally, I made them bare-legged because, well, come on! It's ME! Of course I'd do that! If it helps, they're wearing white leotards, not panties. For some reason, that makes it seem a lot less... something. I can't think of the appropriate word. When I haven't slept, I get kinda... stupid... and take long, rambling roads to simple thoughts.

SO, I think I shall take my leave now, and try to nap for a couple hours before I head to my aunt and uncle's for the day. I hope you enjoy this!
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Assalaamu alaikum [peace be to you],

I was very busy in the past months. I didn't have any time to draw or update my gallery. but what's happening in Gaza is bloody painful. I can't afford to remain silent and be asked by the Almighty in judgment day "why you didn't do anything?"
I believe staying silent is equal to helping the terrorists in their massacres. sadly I feel powerless, the only thing I'm good at is drawing, so I will try to draw more for Gaza, in sha'Allah. and may Allah raise the awareness among people who still have humanity in their hearts...

the only thing I can say to my brothers and sisters in Gaza is this Qur’anic verse:

In the name of the God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful,
وَلَا تَحْسَبَنَّ اللَّهَ غَافِلًا عَمَّا يَعْمَلُ الظَّالِمُونَ ۚ إِنَّمَا يُؤَخِّرُهُمْ لِيَوْمٍ تَشْخَصُ فِيهِ الْأَبْصَارُ
And never think that Allah is unaware of what the wrongdoers are doing. He but gives them a respite till a day when eyes will stare (in terror),

translation of 14:42

If you feel sad and angry regarding the atrocities committed by the Zionist terrorists in Gaza. If you want to help but feel powerless, remember that there is an Almighty God who is All-Powerful and he is All-Hearing. The least you can do is make a du’a for your oppressed brothers and sisters in Gaza and By God’s will, the terrorists will be destroyed.
This is an edited du’a from du’a Qunoot. I hope it helps:

اللهُمَّ أَعِزَّ الإِسْلامَ وَالمُسْلِمِينَ، اللهُمَّ أَعِزَّ الإِسْلامَ وَالمُسْلِمِينَ، وَأَذِلَّ الشِّرْكَ وَالمُشْرِكِينَ وَدَمِّرْ أَعْدآءَ الدِّينِ وَاحْمِ حَوْزَةَ الإسْلامِ يَا رَبَّ العَالَمِينَ
O Allah!
Raise the standing of Islam and the Muslims. O Allah! Raise the standing and the Muslims, and degrade the standing of Kufr and the Kaafireen, and Shirk and the Mushrikeen. Destroy the enemies of the Deen, and protect the lands of Islam, O Lord of the Worlds.

اللهُمَّ انْصُرْ دِينَكَ وَكِتَابَكَ ونَبِيّكَ وَعِبادَكَ المُوَحِّدينَ.
O Allah! Grant Victory to Your religion, Your book, and Your prophet, and Your monotheist servants.

اللهُمَّ إِنَّا نَسْأَلُكَ بِأَنَّ لَكَ الحَمْدُ لا إِلهَ إِلا أَنْتَ، وَحْدَكَ لا شَرِيكَ لَكَ، المَنَّانُ، يَا بَدِيعَ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ، يَا ذَا الجَلالِ وَالإِكْرِام،ِ يَا حَيُّ يَا قَيُّومُ
O Allah!
We ask of You, by virtue of all praise being to You, there is no God worthy of worship but You alone, there is no partner for You, the Beneficient, Creator of the Heavens and the Earth, O Lord of Majesty and Bounty, O Alive Self-Subsisting One.

نَسَأَلُكَ بِأَنَّنا نَشْهَدُ أَنَّكَ أَنْتَ اللهُ لا إِلهَ إلا أَنْتَ، الأَحَدُ الصَّمَدُ الَّذي لَمْ يَلِدْ وَلَمْ يُولَدْ وَلَمْ يَكُنْ لَهُ كُفُواً أَحَد، أَنْ تَنْصُرَ الإِسْلامَ وَأَهْلَهُ فِي  كُلِّ مَكَانٍ، اللهُمُّ اَنْصُرِ الإِسْلامَ وَأَهْلَهُ فِي كُلِّ مَكَانٍ، اللهُمَّ انْصُرِ الإِسْلامَ وَأَهْلَهُ فِي كُلِّ مَكَانٍ
We ask You - by virtue of bearing witness that You are Allah, there is no God worthy of worship but You, the One, the Self-Sufficient, Who begets not, nor was He begotten, and there is none who is comparable to Him. - [we ask You] to grant victory to Islam and the Muslims everywhere. O Allah! Grant victory to Islam and the Muslims everywhere. O Allah! Grant victory to Islam and the Muslims everywhere.

إِلَيْكَ نَشْكُو ضَعْفَ قُوَّتِنَا وَقِلَّةَ حِيلَتِنا وَهَوَانَنا عَلَى النَّاسِ، يَا أَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِينَ، أَنْتَ رَبُّ المُسْتَضْعَفِينَ
To You we complain of our weakness, our failure, our shame before the people.
O Most Merciful! You are the Lord of the weak and oppressed.

وَأَنْتَ رَبُّنَا، إِلَى مَنْ تَكِلُنَا، إِلَى بَعِيدٍ يَتَجَهَّرُنَا، أَوْ إِلَى عَدُوٍّ مَلَّكْتَهُ أَمْرَنَا، إِنْ لَمْ يَكُنْ بِكَ غَضَبٌ عَلَيْنَا فَلا نُبَالِي، غَيْرَ أَنَّ عَافِيَتَكَ هِيَ أَوْسَعُ لَنَا.
And You are our Lord, to whom will you entrust us? To a distant person who will treat us with enmity, or to an enemy You have made over us. If You are not angry at us, we would not care, for Your pardon is greater for us.

نَعُوذُ بِنُورِ وَجْهِكَ الَّذي أَشْرَقَتْ لَهُ الظُّلُمَاتُ، وَصَلُحَ عَلَيْهِ أَمْرُ الدُّنْيَا وَالآخِرَةِ، أَنْ يَحِلَّ عَلَيْنَا غَضَبُكَ، وَأَنْ يَنْزِلَ بِنَا سَخَطُكَ، لَكَ  العُتْبَى حَتَّى تَرْضَى، وَلا حَوْلَ وَلا قُوَّةَ إِلا بِكَ
We seek refuge in the Light of Your Face for which darknesses shine, and with which the affairs of this life and the Hereafter become good, from Your anger or displeasure fall upon us.
You have the right to admonish until You are pleased, and there is no power and no might except in You.

فَإِلَيْكَ نَشْكُو ضَعْفَنَا، فَإِلَيْكَ نَشْكُو ضَعْفَنَا
So to You we complain of our weakness, to You we complain of our weakness.

اللهُمَّ هَذِهِ إسرائيل جَائَتْ بِجَيْشِهَا وَحَدِيدِها، بِظُلْمِها وَفَخْرِها، جَاءتْ تُحَادُّكَ وَتُقَتِّلُ المُسْتَضْعَفِينَ مِنَ المُؤْمِنينَ فِي  غزة
O Allah!
This is Israel came with its army and iron, with its oppression and arrogance, it came to challenge You and to slaughter the weak and oppressed believers in Gaza.

اللهُمَّ أَنْجِزْ لَهُمِ مَا وَعَدْتَهُمْ، اللهُمَّ أَنْجِزْ لَهُمِ مَا وَعَدْتَهُمْ، اللهُمَّ أَنْجِزْ  لَهُمِ مَا وَعَدْتَهُمْ فِي كِتَابِكَ
O Allah!
Bring about what You promised them. O Allah! Bring about what You promised them. O Allah! Bring about what You promised them in Your Book.

اللهُمَّ إِنَّنَا نَنْشُدُكَ عَهْدَكَ وَوَعْدَكَ، اللهُمَّ أَنْزِلْ نَصْرَكَ وَتَأيِيدَكَ، أَنْتَ عَضِيدُ المسلمين في غزة وَأَنْتَ نَصِيرُهُمْ، وَبِكَ يُقَاتِلُونَ
O Allah!
We seek Your protection and Your promise. O Allah! Bring down Your help and support, You are the helper and supporter of the Muslims in GAza, and for You they will fight.

اللهُمَّ إِنَّهُمْ مَغْلُوبُونَ فَانْتَصِرْ لَهُمْ
O Allah! They are helpless, so help them.

رَبَّنَا أَفْرِغْ عَلَيْهِمْ صَبْراً وَثَبِّتْ أَقْدَامَهُمْ وَانْصُرْهُمْ عَلَى القَوْمِ  الكَافِرِينَ.
Our Lord! Pour upon them patience, make them steadfast, and grant them victory over the Disbelivers.

اللهُمَّ مَكِّرْ لَهُمْ، وَاكْفِهِمْ بِمَا شِئْتَ إِنْ تَنْصُرْهُمْ فَلا غَالِبَ لَهُمْ، وَإِنْ  تَخْذُلْهُمْ فَمَنْ ذَا الَّذي يَنْصُرهُمْ مِنْ بَعْدِكَ
O Allah!
Plot for them, and suffice them with what You please, if You support them then nobody can overpower them, and if You forsake them, then who will be able to support them after You?

اللهُمَّ مَكِّرْ لَهُمْ، وَاكْفِهِمْ بِمَا شِئْتَ إِنْ تَنْصُرْهُمْ فَلا غَالِبَ لَهُمْ، وَإِنْ  تَخْذُلْهُمْ فَمَنْ ذَا الَّذي يَنْصُرهُمْ مِنْ بَعْدِكَ
O Allah!
Plot for them, and suffice them with what You please, if You support them then nobody can overpower them, and if You forsake them, then who will be able to support them after You?

لا إِلاَ إِلا اللهُ العَظيمُ الحَليم، لا إِلهَ إِلا اللهُ رَبَّ العَرْشِ العَظِيمِ، لا إلهَ إِلا اللهُ رَبُّ السَّمَاوَتِ وَرَبُّ الأَرْضِ وَرَبُّ العَرْشِ الكَرِيمِ
There is no God but Allah, the Mighty the Forebearing, there is no God but Allah, Lord of the Mighty Throne, There is no God but Allah, Lord of the Heavens and Lord of the Earth and Lord of the Noble Throne.

اللهُمَّ أَنْجِ المُسْتَضْعَفينَ مِنَ المُؤمِنِينَ فِي غزة، اللهُمَّ أَنْجِ المُسْتَضْعَفينَ مِنَ المُؤمِنِينَ فِي غزة، اللهُمَّ أَنْجِ المُسْتَضْعَفينَ مِنَ المُؤمِنِينَ فِي غزة
O Allah!
Help the weak and oppressed believers in Gaza. O Allah! Help the weak and oppressed believers in Gaza. O Allah! Help the weak and oppressed believers in Gaza.

، اللهُمَّ اشْدُدْ وَطَأَتَكَ عَلَى إسرائيل اللهُمَّ خُذْهُمْ أَخْذُ عَزِيزٍ مُقْتَدِر،ٍ اللهُمَّ اجْعَلْ الدَّائِرَةَ عَلَيْهِمْ اللهُمَّ أَرِنَا فِيِهِمْ يَوْماً أَسْوَداً،
O Allah! increase Your force against Israel.
O Allah! annihilate them with Your authority and power, O Allah! Let all they have done return to them. O Allah! show us their black day.

اللهُمَّ مَزِّقْهُمْ كُلَّ مُمَزَّقٍ، اللهُمَّ فَرِّقْ بَيْنَهُمْ وَبَينْ مَنْ شَايَعَهُمْ.
O Allah! Tear them to pieces, and sow dissension between them and their followers.

اللهُمَّ شَتِّتْ شَمْلَهُمْ، وَمَزِّقْ جَمْعَهُمْ وَدَمِّرْ  أَسْلِحَتَهُمْ، اللهُمَّ أَنْزِلْ عَلَيْهِمُ الأَعَاصيرَ المُدَمِّرَةَ، وَالأَمْرَاضَ الفَتَّاكَةَ
O Allah!
Disperse them and shatter their unity, destroy their weapons. O Allah! Send upon them destructive hurricanes, and fatal diseases.

اللهُمَّ أَحْصِهِمْ عَدَداً، وَاقْتُلْهُمْ بَدَداً، وَلا تُغَادِرْ مِنْهُمْ أَحَداً، وَاجْعَلْهُمْ  عِبْرَةً لأَمْثَالِهِمْ مِنَ طغاة الأرض ، أَذِلَّةً صَاغِرِينَ

O Allah! Count them and kill them selectively, and do not leave a single one of them, and make them an example for their likes among the oppressors of the world, humiliated and abased.

اللهُمَّ إِنَّا نَجْعَلُكَ في نُحُورِهِِمْ، وَنَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شُرُورِهِمْ،
O Allah!
We want Your help against them and seek Your protection against their atrocities.

اللهُمًّ مُنْزِلَ الكِتَابَ، مُجْرِيَ السَّحَاب، َهَازِمَ الأَحْزَابَ، اِهْزِمْهُمْ وَزَلْزِلْهُمْ، وَأَرِنَا فِيهِمْ عَجَائِبَ قُدْرَتِكَ، فَإِنَّهُمْ لا يُعْجِزُونَكَ يَا قَوِيُّ يَاعَزِيزُ.
Oh Allah! Revealer of The scripture, Controller and Dominator of the clouds, Defeater of the armies of Your enemies… defeat them and make the ground crumble beneath their feet, and show us in them the wonders of Your Might, for they are weak before You. O Mighty, O Powerful!.

رَبَّنَا، أَنْتَ عَضِيدُنَا، وَاَنْتَ نَصِيرُنَا، وَأَنْتَ حَسْبُنَا وَنِعْمَ الوَكِيلِ.
O Allah! You are our Helper, and You are our Victor, and You are Sufficient for us, and the Best Guardian.

اللهُمَّ إِنَّ المسلمين في غزة فِي حَاجَةٍ عَاجِلُةٍ إِلَى رَحَمَاتِكَ، اللهُمَّ إِنَّهُمْ فِي حَاجَةٍ عَاجِلُةٍ إِلَى رَحَمَاتِكَ، اللهُمَّ إِنَّهُمْ فِي حَاجَةٍ عَاجِلُةٍ إِلَى رَحَمَاتِكَ،
فَأَنْزِلْ عَلَيْهِمْ رَحمَاتِكَ يَا رحْمَاَنُ يَا رَحِيمُ، فَأَنْزِلْ عَلَيْهِمْ رَحمَاتِكَ يَا رحْمَاَنُ يَا رَحِيمُ.
O Allah! The Muslims in Gaza are in urgent need of Your Mercies. O Allah! They are in urgent need of Your Mercies. O Allah! they are in urgent need of Your Mercies, so send upon them Your Mercies. O Most Merciful, O Most Kind, so send upon them Your Mercies O Most Mericufl, O Most Kind.

اللهُمَّ مَنْ آذَاهُمْ فَآذِهِ وَمَنْ عَادَاهُمْ فَعَادِهِ،
O Allah! Whoever has harmed them, then harm him, and whoever has shown enmity to them, then show enmity to him.

لا إِلهَ إِلا أَنْتَ سُبْحَانَكَ، إِنَّ كُنَّا مِنَ الظَالِمِينَ.
There is not God but You, Glory be to You, Truly we have been of the wrongdoers.

اللهُمَّ رِبَّنَا عَزَّ جَارُكَ، وَجَلَّ ثَنَاؤُكَ، وَتَقَدَّسَتْ أَسْماؤُكَ، اللهُمَّ لا يُرَدُّ أَمْرُكَ وَلا يُهْزَمُ جُنْدُكَ سُبْحَانَكَ وَبِحَمْدِكَ.
O Allah! Your allies are strong, Your praise is glorified, Your names are sanctified. O Allah! Your command cannot be repelled, and Your armies cannot be defeated. Glory and praise be to you

اللهُمَّ أَصْلِحْ أَحْوَالَ المُسْلِمِِينَ فِي فِلِسطِينَ، اللهُمَّ أَصْلِحْ أَحْوَالَ المُسْلِمِِينَ فِي فِلِسطِينَ وفي كُلِّ مَكَانٍ، يَا ذَا الجَلالِ وَالإِكْرِامِ.
O Allah! Rectify the affairs of the Muslims in Palestine. O Allah! Rectify the affairs of the Muslims in Palestine and in every place, O Lord of Majesty and Bounty.

اللهُمَّ أَرِنَا الحَقَّ حَقّاً وَارْزُقْنَا التِبَاعَه وَأَرِنَا البَاطِلَ بَاطِلاً وَارْزُقْنَا اجْتِنَابَهُ، بِرَحْمَتِكَ يَا أَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِينَ.
O Allah! Let us see the truth  as truth, and bless us with following it. And show us the falsehood as falsehood, and bless us with staying away from it, with Your mercy, O Most Merciful!



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Assalaamu alaikum [peace be to you],

Normally, today's topic is obvious that I shouldn't have to talk about it. but there is so much misunderstanding and confusion in this topic caused by the misconceptions propagated by islamophobes and the mistakes made by some ignorant Muslims that it became important to point out what's the Islamic stance in this issue.

the misconception I'd like to address is: "Under Shari'ah law, a raped women is punished for adultery if she fails to provide four witnesses of her rape." I know this sounds nonsensical, but truth be told, there are people out there who are propagating it as "Islamic teaching".

The Arabic word اغتصاب ightisaab refers to taking something wrongfully by force. It is now used exclusively to refer to transgression against the honour of women by force (rape).
Rape is an abhorrent crime and an abominable sin. This heinous crime is forbidden not only in Islam but in all religions, and all people of sound thinking and pure human nature reject it. Islam has a clear stance which states that this repugnant action is haraam (forbidden) and imposes a deterrent punishment on the one who commits it (the rapist). This crime is punishable by death.
But wait. before you object to this harsh punishment, out of compassion, you need to know that when compassion is put in the wrong place, it may lead to the spread of crime in society and it'll lead to far more dangerous consequences than the death of one person. in Islam, capital punishments are only reserved for the most extreme crimes which harm individual victims or destabilize society. Rape falls into both of these categories. Rape is a horrible crime which causes a women humiliation and physical and emotional harm. Islam takes very seriously the honor and protection of women. The Qur'an repeatedly reminds men to treat women with kindness and fairness. besides, Islam closes the door to the men who might want to commit this crime by providing many preventive measures. but when the horrible crime is committed, harsh punishments are required to protect society and individuals.

:bulletred: Evidence Required???

Does Islam require a victim to provide four witnesses before it can be proven that she was raped?
This is, unfortunately, a very common and very serious misconception amongst many non-Muslims (and even Muslims). The very short answer to the question is: NO. Islam does not require a woman to produce any eye-witnesses to prove that she was raped. her testimony is enough.
In the Qur'an, it is made clear that four witnesses are required to prove adultery (not rape. don't be confused) — for example, if a man accuses a woman of committing adultery, he needs to bring four impeccable witnesses (who have seen the intercourse act) to back up his claim. if he fails, then the accuser is to be punished severely for slander (falsely accusing a woman and attempting to ruin her). and he's never to be trusted to give evidence again. If four witnesses are produced, the woman may still take a solemn oath swearing her own innocence, and if she does so her word is taken above the words of the accusers and she is to be considered blameless (Islamophobes insist that in Islam, woman's testimony is always half of the man's. here's a good example to refute their baseless allegation). These extensive protections suggest that it would be foolish to believe that Islam would ever require a woman to go through the pain and suffering of providing four witnesses to her rape.

Some people seem to confuse Islamic law by equating rape to sex outside of marriage (adultery or fornication) which is another serious crime. However, Islamic legal scholars have deduced from the Qur’an and Hadith that the crime of rape falls under a different category. Adultery is a crime which involves the consent of both parties involved, and therefore both parties are equally responsible for the sin. Rape, on the other hand, is an act of non-consensual violence, and therefore carries with it different legal proceedings, and different punishments. Rape falls under the category of حرابه hirabah (terrorism and crimes of violence), and is defined as any form of non-consensual sex, where the victim was coerced into the situation against her will.

Thanks for the great revolution that has taken place in the field of science.
forensics, among other methods, becomes more adept at providing physical evidence of sexual assault, such evidence is more commonly accepted. This has made it easier for criminal experts to lay their hands on clear evidence that paves way for justice to run its course.

:bulletred: Punishing the Victim?

Islam maintains that any woman, who, despite doing her utmost to resist the thug, is raped, is not guilty of any sin. This is since the situation is beyond her control, and anyone who is forced to do something is not guilty of sin. The Prophet Mohammed -peace be upon him- said: "Allah has forgiven for my Ummah (nation) for their mistakes, what they forget and what they are forced to do."
There is no Islamic precedence for punishing the victim of sexual assault, even if the assault is not proven. The only exception is if a woman is found to have deliberately and falsely accused an innocent person. In such a case, she may be prosecuted for slander (falsely accusing a man and attempting to ruin him), which is another major crime in Islam.
Sadly, there have been cases where women have attempted to initiate a rape complaint, but ended up being prosecuted and punished for adultery. One such case happened in Somalia in 1998. These cases demonstrate a lack of compassion and a clear violation of Islamic law.
It should be noted that rape is a crime of violence, and is not "caused" by a woman's actions in any way. Women should always use caution, however, and be aware of their personal safety. But anyone who is forced to do something is not guilty of any sin.
Islam is clear in its treatment of rape and rapists, and takes the crime very seriously. Unfortunately, there are some Muslim scholars and so called Muslim governments that continue to punish women who have suffered rape, and justify the punishment in the name of Islam. To change things, it is important to take the first step – educate yourself and those around you. Learn the truth and know the difference between what Islam teaches and what some misguided Muslims do. Do not harbor false and harmful misconceptions.

There are many more things to say in this subject, but I don't want to make this article longer than it already is. so I think this suffice for today. I hope this was beneficial for you.

What does Islam say about rape?…
Islamic punishment for rape…
Are raped women punished in Islam?…
Do women need 4 witnesses to prove rape?…

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In light of recent events ( *cough*obamabeingabeastandcatchingosama*cough*), I thought it would only be proper to draw America being the egotistical yet awesome BOSS that he is.

((Obviously I didn't want to swear in the title of the pic so I changed FUCK YEAH to HELL YEAH))
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Hello, thank you for stopping by.

It's been quite some time since I uploaded something... original and with military style ^^;

Well, so here it is. Somehow I didn't like the result, though. Perhaps it's because I didn't move my pen for a month :stupidme:
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It's cool, and I like the weapon which comes out in "RWBY".
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I've been into mixing Anime with the Lantern Corps from "Green Lantern" comics and there's a corps for each color and emotion (drive) for those who don't know.

So here's the emotion/drive that matches the characters form Inuyasha.

Inuyasha = "The Red Lantern Corps of Rage" because he's very fierce looking when ever he gets pissed and easily one of my top 5 angriest anime heros.

Naraku = "The Orange Lantern Corps of Avarice" because he's the antagonist who's driven by his own greed for power.

Sesshomaru = "The Sinestro (Yellow) Corps of Fear because he is very frighting to those of weak will.

Sango = "The Green Lantern Corps of Willpower" because she's determined to avenge the death of her family.

Miroku = "The Blue Lantern Corps of Hope" because he's hoping to get some ass! lol

Kikyo = "The Indigo Tribe of Compassion" because that's what priestess are pictured as, Compassionate.

Kagome = "The Violet Sapphire Corps of Love" because well she's the love interest character.
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Happy New year to everyone.

I just want to make some fanart of this extremely AWESOME Fananimation of Megaman X.


So that's all, I really love how this fandom put so much dedication in make things like that.
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