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Acid Attack in Srinagar on a collage girl?

Sir there was an inhuman act carried out in Srinagar, where a girl was attacked with acid out side her college, she has got her face and one eye destroyed, what would you like to say about these events in the light of Quran and hadith. Thank you.

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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

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I was shocked when I heard the news that a 21 year old law student was attacked with acid out side her college. This is indeed the shameful of all the crimes taking place in our Kashmir and it is unfortunate that such acts are taking place in our Kashmir. Islam condemns and forbids any act of criminality against the humanity in general and to Muslims in particular.

It was narrated from Abu Sirmah that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “Whoever harms others, Allah (SWT) will harm him; and whoever causes hardship to other Allah will cause hardship to him.” IBN MAJAH [Book 13, Hadith 35]

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Amr: The Prophet (ﷺ) said, "A Muslim is the one who avoids harming Muslims with his tongue and hands. And a Muhajir (emigrant) is the one who gives up (abandons) all what Allah has forbidden." It was narrated from Abu Hurairah that: The Messenger of Allah [SAW] said: "The Muslim is the one from whose tongue and hand the people are safe, and the believer is the one from whom the people's lives and wealth are safe." (Sahih). SUNAN AN-NASAI [Vol. 6, Book 47, Hadith 4998]

It does not befit the character of a Muslim to cause any type of harm to any human being; leave aside harming the believer. Rather any human (believer or non-believer) should feel the sense of security while in the company of a Muslim.

This was the second acid attack in the last two years, these incidents are horrific and in human without any doubt whatsoever.

Dear sister, as per my opinion, I will not put whole of the blame on the guys who did such a grave crime, but I would say that we are all directly or indirectly responsible for it. Let me explain.

This is my personal opinion and you are free to differ.

dear sister, it is we who allow the fahisha activity to carry on in parks, restaurants , roads, buses etc, it is we who are nurturing the evil to grow in our society, dear sister, it is we who do not bother to correct our other Muslim brother while he in wrong act, it is we who allow the mixing of sexes in schools, colleges and in universities, it is we who do not teach our children’s the duties as a Muslim towards the society, it is we who had become heedless about the manners of our children, it is we who promote immorality first in our family’s and then in our society, it is we who allow their children’s to follow the temptations of shaitan, which in turn becomes a poison for the society with which our society is dying a bit every day.

Dear sister, it does not in any way befit us to promote such things that are clearly forbidden in Islam. Allah has raised us in the status to other nations, because we enjoin what is good and forbade what is bad.

"You are the best of peoples ever raised up for mankind; you enjoin Al-Ma`ruf (i.e., Islamic Monotheism and all that Islam has ordained) and forbid Al-Munkar (polytheism, disbelief and all that Islam has forbidden)''. (3:110)

Dear sister if we would had shaped our society according to the teachings of Islam, then indeed such incidents would had never taken place.

According to Jammu and Kashmir state women’s commission, there were 1944 cases of kidnap, molestation, rape and eve teasing reported in 2010-11. It included 210 rape cases, 746 kidnap cases, 765 molestation cases and 227 eve teasing cases.

According to national crime records bureau there were 3328 incidents of crime against women recorded in Jammu and Kashmir. Quite naturally these incidents represent a fraction of the actual number of cases.

Now you realize how far our society has gone in following the shaitan. These incidents will increase day by day until and unless we mend our ways and return to the path of Islam.

In a famous narration, Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "Whoever amongst you sees an evil, he must change it with his hand; if he is unable to do so, then with his tongue; and if he is unable to do so, then with his heart; and that is the weakest form of Faith".

Dear sister, if we will not mend our society, it will happen again and again. Allah is my witness, our society has gone far away in the disobedience of Allah and if we continue to be disobedient to Allah, then surely Allah will punish us, like the way he has punished us with the devastated flood last year.

"We rescued those who forbade evil, but with a severe torment, We seized those who did wrong because they used to rebel against Allah's Command (disobey Allah)". (7:165)

"And all of you beg Allah to forgive you all, O believers, that you may be successful.'' (24:31)
And Allah alone knows the best.

I ask Allah to make this a sincere effort, seeking his pleasure, and I ask him to grant us refuge in him from the evils within ourselves, and that in our deeds. I ask him to grant us success in achieving whatever pleases him; And May Allah Shower His blessings and mercy upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), his family and his Companions and on all those who follow him until the final hour.

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