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Couple Having Affair to be Punished by Death

Updated on July 21, 2010

 Zarkat Kahn was in love. He was married. Had kids. Trouble was, he loved his mistress, also married with three kids. In the West, it would be a normal thing and sooner or later, events would dictate the eventual outcome-divorce from the married spouse once found out or breakup from the mistress, once the adulter decided to remain in their marriage.

In the tribal areas around Islamabad, Pakistan, it is death. Death by stoning in public. A most gruesome, slow, bloody, death. It was in the Black Mountain area that  Khan and the other woman fell in love. A secret love. Both were arrested and a trial was conducted by the jirga, a tribal court under Islamic law. In usual form under Islam, the woman was blamed. She was the demonic for exposing her skin to a man whom she was not married to. God forbid! Pakistan is not sure how to handle this by intervention because the crime was committed not what is normally Islamic law area but under secular laws generally.

Zarkat, luckily escaped and is on the run. The woman remains in jail. Once caught, the law will be carried out-just like God told whomever wrote Islamic law to do. I wonder if the author of islam misunderstood God? You think.


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    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      your skewed vision of why Islamic punishment is just is one of many reasons why westerners will never accept this so called religion. Each to his own and just stay out of each others way is the best policy.

    • Ali Haider Rizvi profile image

      Ali Haider Rizvi 

      7 years ago from Karachi

      Have read a number of your hubs mr.perrya and the 1 thing that is common in each of them is your negligence to the other side of the story.Here, you talk about a guy having an affair with his maid and cheating his wife, and you call it a "normal thing ". WELL,yeah, it sure can be a "normal thing" for IMMORAL people, but not for some1 who holds moral and ethical values. By cheating his wife, he is doing injustice to her. Moreover,his kids would also suffer. Moving on, sexual relationship out of wedlock is strongly prohibited in ISLAM, and this man may find himself indulged in such a sin with this mistress, sooner or later. The mistress , on the other hand, is however, doing the same fraud with her family as well.

      And notably, ISLAM tells us to carry out punishments publicly so that others may learn from it and try to abstain from such sinful activities. If such laws did not existed in ISLAM, then the ISLAMIC society would have been ruined and demoralized as d "WESTERN SOCIETY" where fornication,adultery, cheating wife/husband and divorces are nothing, but a "NORMAL THING"......!!!

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      That is true. No one really knows how they may be judged or when their clock on earth ends. Stoning is simply brutal and God would never tell others that this is the punishment for sinners.

    • sarmack profile image


      8 years ago from Washington State

      Islam and Christianity come from the same roots. There was a split in the family tree between Isaac and Ishmael. Before that, they were all one big happy family! The difference in the stoning in ancient times is that Spirituality was of greater influence. For the most part, we have lost our Spiritual connection with the Almighty God in this day and age. So, people are not marrying their God-given spouse anymore... there comes the escalating divorces!!! If the Islamic nations want to continue with the practices of their "roots", that is their perogative and no one has the Right to tell them differently. Perspective is everything. What is right to one person is not necessarily Right to others.

      One thing for certain... God is God and we are not... He is the giver and taker of life. If Zarkat is to be punished and people don't carry out that punishment, God will take that life, Himself.

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      That is true. Religion has always been a potent force.

    • Deaconess profile image


      8 years ago

      The problem isn't "Islamic" law... the problem is "theocracy" itself. Such things happened under Christian ruled governments as well. It is a very sad thing, but until we as a society start approaching these things as a civil matter instead of attacking religious beliefs (which people will defend to the death, in spite of reason), it will never get better.


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