The Saudi rapist Fayhan al-Ghamdi, got away with murder

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The intention of Sharia law was to serve justice to the parties in conflict, it is human interpretation of God’s word to suit their era, it is not a divine law, neither is it God’s law as propagated. However, it is the abuse in administering the Sharia law that is the problem. Unfortunately, the Sharia law is so distorted that it sounds like a cruel system of law to a woman who gets thrown out on the whim of an idiot by calling Talaq three times, female rape victim, an apostate and the blasphemer.

Those men you have listed, “Imam Hanifa, Imam Shafi, Imam Hanbal, Imam Malik, Imam Ghazali or Imam Madoodi,” were great men with a few exceptions for their time.

They defined the Sharia in terms of the norms prevalent at that time. With all due respect and honor for their work, they did not have the same environment as Prophet Muhammad did or we have, – of working with different tribes and faiths, and as a result their attitudes were “stick it to them”. 

This man, Fayhan al-Ghamdi got away paying the blood money.  He should have been locked away, as they say in Urdu “Qaid ba-mushaqqat” prison with hard labor. What prevents the SOB from repeating it? If he has the money to shell out again, he will do it again.  In the US there are many incidents where a hard core criminal was let out on bail, and he would do go out and do the same.

I am personally against the state killing the criminal deliberately, it denies the criminal from living the life, and prevents him from repenting his mistake…. and the blood money does not bring justice, compensation should be there to the victims, but that should be a part of whole punishment. We cannot trade life for money.

Only God’s word is beyond question, Prophet’s words, if genuine, would be unquestionable.  A lot has been dished out as Prophet’s word. I come across so much non-sense ascribed to him. He was the ultimate peace maker and rightfully called Rahmatul Aalameen -the mercy to mankind.

Muslims do not uphold that title for him; they are brutal towards those who convert from Islam to other faiths, or blasphemers. Some Muslims are very insecure in their faith, they think that Prophet will disappear into thin air if someone criticizes him, or not defended. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is beyond defending. Some of the Imams did not have faith in the prophet and resorted to defending him, how wrong are they!

Be hopeful, things will change for better, the new generation will restore common sense to the religion which is about fairness, justness and respect for God’s creation. Islam is about freedom and not compulsion.


Mike Ghouse
Muslims Together building cohesive societies.
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Demand and payment of blood money in exchange to being killed for murder is a part of Islamic Sharia. It is a practice of barbaric and dark ages. Preachers of darkness would insist that Sharia law as defined by Imam Hanifa, Imam Shafi, Imam Hanbal, Imam Malik, Imam Ghazali or Imam Madoodi, etc. is still the best.


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Subject: MuslimsTogether :: IS THIS ISLAMIC JUSTICE…..?

Saudi celebrity preacher accused of raping and killing his five years old daughter is released after paying ‘blood money’

A ‘celebrity’ Saudi preacher accused of raping, torturing and killing his five-year-old daughter has reportedly been released from custody after agreeing to pay ‘blood money’.

Fayhan al-Ghamdi had been accused of killing his daughter Lama, who suffered multiple injuries including a crushed skull, broken back, broken ribs, a broken left arm and extensive bruising and burns. Social workers say she had also been repeatedly raped and burnt.

Fayhan al-Ghamdi admitted using a cane and cables to inflict the injuries after doubting his five-year-old daughter’s virginity and taking her to a doctor, according to the campaign group Women to Drive.

Rather than getting the death penalty or receiving a long prison sentence for the crime, Fayhan al-Ghamdi served only a few months in jail before a judge ruled the prosecution could only seek ‘blood money’.

Albawaba News reported the judge as saying: “Blood money and the time the defendant had served in prison since Lama’s death suffices as punishment.”

Fayhan al-Ghamdi, who regularly appears on television in Saudi Arabia, is said to have agreed to pay £31,000 to Lama’s mother.

The money is considered compensation under Islamic law, although it is only half the amount that would have been paid had Lama been a boy.

Despite Saudi Arabia’s famously strict legal system, Women to Drive say fathers cannot be executed for murdering their children in the country. Equally, husbands cannot be executed for murdering their wives.

Formal objections to the ruling have been raised by three Saudi activists, and the twitter hashtag #AnaLama (which translates as I Am Lama) has been set up.

Local reports say public anger over the settlement is growing across Saudi Arabia, with authorities planning to set up a 24-hour hotline to take calls about child abuse.

Posted by Iftekhar Hai

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