Islamic State Issues Fatwa On How To Properly Rape Enslaved Women, Girls

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Isis fighters, pictured on a militant website verified by AP.

ISIS are always masked. God knows best, who are their masters and who they speak for. Let the unmasked moderate Muslims speak for Islam please

Source: Huffington Post

BY JONATHAN LANDAY, WARREN STROBEL AND PHIL STEWART

Far from trying to conceal the practice, ISIS has boasted about it and established a department of “war spoils” to manage slavery.

Islamic State theologians have issued an extremely detailed ruling on when “owners” of women enslaved by the extremist group can have sex with them, in an apparent bid to curb what they called violations in the treatment of captured females.

The ruling or fatwa has the force of law and appears to go beyond the Islamic State’s previous known utterances on the subject, a leading Islamic State scholar said. It sheds new light on how the group is trying to reinterpret centuries-old teachings to justify the sexual slavery of women in the swaths of Syria and Iraq it controls.

To read the fatwa, click here.

The fatwa was among a huge trove of documents captured by U.S. Special Operations Forces during a raid targeting a top Islamic State official in Syria in May. Reuters has reviewed some of the documents, which have not been previously published.

Among the religious rulings are bans on a father and son having sex with the same female slave; and the owner of a mother and daughter having sex with both. Joint owners of a female captive are similarly enjoined from intercourse because she is viewed as “part of a joint ownership.”

The United Nations and human rights groups have accused the Islamic State of the systematic abduction and rape of thousands of women and girls as young as 12, especially members of the Yazidi minority in northern Iraq. Many have been given to fighters as a reward or sold as sex slaves.

Far from trying to conceal the practice, Islamic State has boasted about it and established a department of “war spoils” to manage slavery. Reuters reported on the existence of the department on Monday.

In an April report, Human Rights Watch interviewed 20 female escapees who recounted how Islamic State fighters separated young women and girls from men and boys and older women. They were moved “in an organized and methodical fashion to various places in Iraq and Syria.” They were then sold or given as gifts and repeatedly raped or subjected to sexual violence.

DOS AND DON’TS

Fatwa No. 64, dated Jan. 29, 2015, and issued by Islamic State’s Committee of Research and Fatwas, appears to codify sexual relations between IS fighters and their female captives for the first time, going further than a pamphlet issued by the group in 2014 on how to treat slaves.

The fatwa starts with a question: “Some of the brothers have committed violations in the matter of the treatment of the female slaves. These violations are not permitted by Sharia law because these rules have not been dealt with in ages. Are there any warnings pertaining to this matter?”

It then lists 15 injunctions, which in some instances go into explicit detail. For example:

“If the owner of a female captive, who has a daughter suitable for intercourse, has sexual relations with the latter, he is not permitted to have intercourse with her mother and she is permanently off limits to him. Should he have intercourse with her mother then he is not permitted to have intercourse with her daughter and she is to be off limits to him.”

Islamic State’s sexual exploitation of female captives has been well documented, but a leading IS expert at Princeton University, Cole Bunzel, who has reviewed many of the group’s writings, said the fatwa went beyond what has previously been published by the militants on how to treat female slaves.

“It reveals the actual concerns of IS slave owners,” he said in an email.

Still, he cautioned that not “everything dealt with in the fatwa is indicative of a relevant violation. It doesn’t mean father and son were necessarily sharing a girl. They’re at least being ‘warned’ not to. But I bet some of these violations were being committed.”

The fatwa also instructs owners of female slaves to “show compassion towards her, be kind to her, not humiliate her, and not assign her work she is unable to perform.” An owner should also not sell her to an individual whom he knows will mistreat her.

Professor Abdel Fattah Alawari, dean of Islamic Theology at Al-Azhar University, a 1,000-year-old Egyptian center for Islamic learning, said Islamic State “has nothing to do with Islam” and was deliberately misreading centuries-old verses and sayings that were originally designed to end, rather than encourage, slavery.

“Islam preaches freedom to slaves, not slavery. Slavery was the status quo when Islam came around,” he said. “Judaism, Christianity, Greek, Roman, and Persian civilizations all practiced it and took the females of their enemies as sex slaves. So Islam found this abhorrent practice and worked to gradually remove it.”

In September 2014 more than 120 Islamic scholars from around the world issued an open letter to IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi refuting the group’s religious arguments to justify many of its actions. The scholars noted that the “reintroduction of slavery is forbidden in Islam.”

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9 replies

  1. The real lesson from this tragedy is to realize that the Holy Quran or for that matter any scripture has to be interpreted in the context of the time and in realizing that all the verses that talked about slavery are not relevant or applicable in the present day context of a global village, which is crying for the Golden rule for human survival.

  2. @ Zia H Shah–wrote; any scripture has to be interpreted in the context of the time and in realizing that all the verses that talked about slavery are not relevant or applicable in the present day context of a global village, which is crying for the Golden rule for human survival.===

    I am so happy to read above statement from one of Ahmadiyah followers, Zia H Shah—-Is this Ahmadiyah’s statement or Zia H Shah’s statement. we need clarification. I am struggle to reform the ancient Islamic interpretation to Modren interpretation of Islam in 21st century.

    If Conservative Muslims around the world are still proud to hold the ancient Islamic laws, such as;
    1. Women have to wear Hijab, Burqa, Veil.
    2. They advocate not to eat meat that slaughtered by non Islam.
    3. They advocate eat “Halal food”
    4. They advocate Bank Islam.
    5. They advocate Islamic State, Syariah States.
    6. They reject the system Secular_democracy.
    7. They forbid marry with non Muslim.
    8. They forbid non Muslim to became a employee in Bank Islam, Airline etc
    9. They forbid non Muslim to join army, Police, and to hold a important position in Government.
    10. They advocate the sentence of flogging, beheading, cut off hand at front public square.
    11. Muslims allow to have many women slave, and allow to have sex with slave. As Al Quran says;

    These are some verses of slavery in Al Quran.

    And those who guard their chastity (i.e. private parts, from illegal sexual acts). (5) Except from their wives or (captive of war) that their right hands possess, – for then, they are free from blame; QS 23;5-6.

    O prophet, We have made lawful for you all your wives whom you have given their dowers, and those (bondwomen) whom you own, out of the captives Allah has given to you as spoils of war, and daughters of your paternal uncle, and daughters of your paternal aunts, and daughters of your maternal uncle, and daughters of your maternal aunts, who have migrated with you, and a believing woman who offers herself for (marrying) the prophet without dower, if the prophet wishes to bring her into his marriage, these rules being exclusive for you, and not for the (rest of the) believers, – We know what We have prescribed for them in respect of their wives and the slave-girls they own – so that there should be no difficulty for you. Allah is Most-Forgiving, Very-Merciful. (50) You may postpone (the turn) of any one you wish from among them, and may accommodate with you anyone you wish. And should you recall anyone from those whom you kept aside, there is no blame on you. It is more likely, in this way, that their eyes will stay content, and they will not grieve, and all of them will be happy with whatever you give to them. 22 Allah knows whatever lies in your hearts, and Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise. (51) No women are lawful for you after this, nor is it lawful that you replace them (the present wives) with other wives, even though their goodness may attract you, 23 except the bond-women you own. And Allah is watchful of every thing. QS 33;50-52

    And those who guard their private parts, (their chastity )(29) Except from their wives and those (captives of war ) owned by their hands,__ because they are not to be blamed, (30) But the one who seeks (sexual gratification) beyond that, then such people are the transgressors,__ QS 70;29-30

    Also (prohibited are) women already married, except those (Slaves ) whom your right hands possess. thus hath Allah ordained (prohibitions) against you: except for these, all others are lawful, provided ye seek (them in marriage) with gifts from your property,― desiring chastity, not lust. Seeing that ye derive benefit from them give them their dowers (at least) as prescribed; but if, after a dower is prescribed, ye agree mutually (to vary it) there is no blame on you, and Allah is All-Knowing All-Wise. QS 4;23-24

    . It is not for a believer (Muslim) to kill any believer, except by mistake. Whoever kills a believer by mistake, then, a believing slave has to be freed, and the blood money must be paid to his family, unless they forgo it. 43 If he (the victim) belongs to a people hostile to you and is a believer, then, a believing slave has to be freed. 44 If he (the victim) belongs to a people between whom and you there is treaty, then, blood money is to be paid to his family, 45 and a believing slave to be freed. Whoever does not find one has to fast for two consecutive months. This is repentance prescribed from Allah’s side. Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise. QS 4;92

    O you who believe, the slaves owned by you, and those of you who have not reached puberty, must seek your permission (to see you) at three times: before the prayer of Fajr, and when you take off your clothes at noon, and after the prayer of ‘Isha’. These are three times of privacy for you. There is no harm, neither to you nor to them, after these (three times). 14 They are your frequent visitors, as some of you are (frequent visitors) of the others. This is how Allah explains the verses to you. Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise. QS 24;58.

    Other verses are not relevant or applicable in the present day context of a global village;

    These verses can not be applied any more, since Prophet Muhammad (saw) had died, and also there is no the religious war in 21st century.. These verses in chapter 9 was a specific historical event are abrogated or are invalid.

    1. But if they violate their oaths after their covenant, and attack your religion with disapproval and criticism then fight (you) the leaders of disbelief (chiefs of Quraish – pagans of Makkah) – for surely their oaths are nothing to them – so that they may stop (evil actions). (12) Will you not fight a people who have violated their oaths (pagans of Makkah) and intended to expel the Messenger, while they did attack you first? Do you fear them? Allâh has more right that you should fear Him, if you are believers. (13) Fight against them so that Allâh will punish them by your hands and disgrace them and give you victory over them and heal the breasts of a believing people, QS 9;12-14.

    2 So, when the sacred months expire, kill the Mushriks wherever you find them, and catch them and besiege them and sit in ambush for them everywhere. Then, if they repent and establish Salah and pay Zakah, leave their way. Surely, Allah is most Forgiving, Very-Merciful. QS 9;5

    3, Fight against those who believe not in Allâh, nor in the Last Day, nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allâh and His Messenger (Muhammad SAW) and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth (i.e. Islâm) among the people of the Scripture (Extremist Jews and Christians), until they pay the Jizyah with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued. QS 9;29

    4. O you who believe! Fight those of the disbelievers who are close to you, and let them find harshness in you, and know that Allâh is with those who are the Al-Muttaqûn QS 9;123.

    5. O you who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians ( extremist ) as Auliyâ’ (friends, protectors, helpers), they are but Auliyâ’ of each other. And if any amongst you takes them (as Auliyâ’), then surely he is one of them. Verily, Allâh guides not those people who are the Zâlimûn (polytheists and wrong-doers and unjust). QS 5:51.

    6. You shall any followers of the scripture would rather see you revert to disbelief, now that you have believed. This is due to jealousy on their part, after the truth has become evident to them. pardon them, and leave them alone, until GOD issues His judgment. GOD is Omnipotent.), . (QS.2:109.

    7. Humble towards the believers, stern towards the disbelievers, fighting in the Way of Allâh, and never fear of the blame of the blamers. QS 5;54.

    8. And fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief and polytheism: i.e. worshipping others besides Allâh) and the religion (worship) will all be for Allâh Alone [in the whole of the world QS 8;39.

    9. And make ready against them all you can of power, including steeds of war (tanks, planes, missiles, artillery) to threaten the enemy of Allâh and your enemy, QS 8;60.

    10. So enjoy what you have gotten of booty in war, lawful and good, and be afraid of Allâh. Certainly, Allâh is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. QS. 8;69.

    11. And do not marry Al-Mushrikât (idolatresses, etc.) till they believe (worship Allâh Alone). And indeed a slave woman who believes is better than a (free) Mushrikah (idolatress), even though she pleases you. And give not (your daughters) in marriage to Al-Mushrikûn[] till they believe (in Allâh Alone) and verily, a believing slave is better than a (free) Mushrik (idolater), even though he pleases you. Those (Al-Mushrikûn) invite you to the Fire, but Allâh invites (you) to Paradise
    QS 2;221.

    12. Those who believe, fight in the Cause of Allâh, and those who disbelieve, fight in the cause of Tâghût (Satan,).[] So fight you against the friends of Shaitân QS 4;76.

    13. They wish that you reject Faith, as they have rejected (Faith), and thus that you all become equal (like one another). So take not Auliyâ’ (protectors or friends) from them, till they emigrate in the Way of Allâh (to Muhammad SAW). But if they turn back (from Islâm), take (hold of) them and kill them wherever you find them, and take neither Auliyâ’ (protectors or friends) nor helpers from them. QS 4;89.
    14. O Prophet (Muhammad SAW)! Strive hard against the disbelievers and the hypocrites, and be severe against them; their abode will be Hell, and worst indeed is that destination. QS 66;9.

    These below verses are not relevant ( invalid) to be followed on nowadays:

    1. Eat the spoils of war.
    Now enjoy what ye have won, as lawful and good, and keep your duty to Allah. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful. QS 8;69

    2. Raping a woman who lost the battle.
    Save from their wives or the (slaves) that their right hands possess, for then they are not blameworthy, (6) QS 23;6 QS. 70;29

    3. Wife raped.
    Men are in charge of women, because Allah hath made the one of them to excel the other, and because they spend of their property (for the support of women). So good women are the obedient, guarding in secret that which Allah hath guarded. As for those from whom ye fear rebellion, admonish them and banish them to beds apart, and scourge them. Then if they obey you, seek not a way against them. Lo! Allah is ever High, Exalted, Great. QS 4;(34) .

    4. Cut off the feet and hands.
    The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger, and strive with might and main for mischief through the land is: execution, or crucifixion or the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides, or exile from the land: that is their disgrace in this world, and a heavy punishment is theirs in the Hereafter.― (QS 5; 33).

    5. Hand amputation.
    As to the thief, male or female, cut off his or her hands: a retribution for their deed and exemplary punishment from Allah and Allah is Exalted in Power, full of Wisdom. QS 5; (38).

    6. Flogging 100 times in public.
    The woman and the man guilty of adultery or fornication― flog each of them with a hundred stripes: let not compassion move you in their case, in a matter prescribed by Allah, if ye believe in Allah and the Last Day: and let a party of the Believers witness their punishment. QS 24;(2).

    7. Bring 4 witnesses.
    Let no man guilty of adultery or fornication marry any but a woman similarly guilty, or an Unbeliever nor let any but such a man or an Unbeliever marry such a woman: to the Believers such a thing is forbidden. QS 24; (3).

    Nowadays; it is impossible to find 4 persons to be witness.

    8. Christians to pay the jizya.
    Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger nor, acknowledge the Religion of Truth from among the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizyah with willing submission and feel themselves subdued. QS 9;(29).

    Ultra Conservative Muslim are proud to hold and practice the ancient Islamic laws above.

    This is a good moment to ask Muslim Ahmadiyah;

    Does Muslim Ahmadiyah still agree to implement the ancient Islamic laws as mention above in the present day context of a global village?
    Does Muslim Ahmadiyah agree to reform the ancient Islamic laws that related to worldly affair?

    Liberal progressive Muslims want to reform the ancient Islamic laws that related to worldly affair. We want Muslim Ahmadiyah to join together to reform the old Islamic laws that suit to Modern Society in 21st Century.

    May Allah guide all Muslim Scholars to implement the right path of Islamic laws in Modern Society. amen

    Was Salam
    With my love

  3. THESE FOLLOWING VERSES BELOW SENT DOWN TO PROPHET MUHAMMAD AT WAR-TIME WHILE ENEMY WANTED TO KILL PROPHET MUHAMMAD (SAW).

    These verses also are not relevant or applicable in modern world any more.

    Does Muslim Ahmadiyah agree with my interpretation of Islam that the ancient Islamic laws below are not relevant or applicable in the present day context of a global village?

    1. Then kill the Mushrikûn wherever you find them, and capture them and besiege them, and lie in wait for them in each and every ambush. QS 9;5

    2.But if they violate their oaths after their covenant, and attack your religion with disapproval and criticism then fight (you) the leaders of disbelief (chiefs of Quraish – pagans of Makkah) – for surely their oaths are nothing to them – so that they may stop (evil actions). (12) Will you not fight a people who have violated their oaths (pagans of Makkah) and intended to expel the Messenger, while they did attack you first? Do you fear them? Allâh has more right that you should fear Him, if you are believers. (13) Fight against them so that Allâh will punish them by your hands and disgrace them and give you victory over them and heal the breasts of a believing people, QS 9;12-14.

    3.O ye who believe! Fight the Unbelievers who gird you about, and let them find firmness in you; and know that Allah is with those who fear him. QS. 9;123

    4.And fight them on until there is no more tumult or oppression and there prevail justice and faith in Allah altogether and everywhere; but if they cease, verily Allah doth see all that they do. QS 8;(39)

    5. Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into (the hearts of) the enemies of Allah and your enemies and others besides whom ye may not know but whom Allah doth know.
    Whatever ye shall spend in the cause of Allah, shall be repaid unto you, and ye shall not be treated unjustly.qs 8;60.

    6. Sesungguhnya orang-orang yang kafir kepada ayat-ayat Kami, kelak akan Kami masukkan mereka ke dalam neraka. Setiap kali kulit mereka hangus, Kami ganti kulit mereka dengan kulit yang lain, supaya mereka merasakan azab. Sesungguhnya Allah Maha Perkasa lagi Maha Bijaksana. QS 4;56.

    7. They but wish that ye should reject Faith as they do, and thus be on the same footing (as they): so take not friends from their ranks until they flee in the way of Allah (from what is forbidden). But if they turn renegades, seize them and slay them wherever ye find them; and (in any case) take no friends or helpers from their ranks. QS. 4;89.

    8. Therefore, when ye meet the Unbelievers (in fight), smite at their necks; at length, when ye have thoroughly subdued them, bind a bond firmly (on them):therefore (is the time for) either generosity or ransom: until the war lays down its burdens. Thus (are ye commanded): but if it had been Allah’s Will, he could certainly have exacted retribution from them (Himself); but (He lets you fight) in order to test you, some with others. But those who are slain in the way of Allah he will never let their deeds be lost. QS. (4)

    9, O ye who believe! take not the Jews and the Christians for your friends and protectors: they are but friends and protectors to each other. And he among you that turns to them (for friendship) is of them. Verily Allah guideth not a people unjust.QS.5;51.

    10.Fight them and Allah will punish them by your hands cover them with shame, help you (to victory) over them, heal the breasts of Believers. QS. 9;14.

    11. Those who believe fight in the cause of Allah and those who reject Faith fight in the cause of Evil: so fight ye against the friends, of Satan: feeble indeed is the cunning of Satan. QS 4;76.

    12. O Prophet! Strive against the disbelievers and the hypocrites, and be stern with them. Hell will be their home, a hapless journey’s end. QS.66;9.

    Those verses above can no longer apply the present time, where there is no longer a religious war.

    Was Salam
    With my love

  4. @ Zia H Shah===My earlier comment was my personal opinion.==

    I like your personal opinion, you are a reformer in Ahmadiyah from view.

    This is my next question to you;
    Since you said===>any scripture has to be interpreted in the context of the time and in realizing that all the verses that talked about slavery are not relevant or applicable in the present day context of a global village, <===

    What are about all verses below, do you agree to that all verses are not relevant or applicable in the present day ?

    1. Eat the spoils of war.
    Now enjoy what ye have won, as lawful and good, and keep your duty to Allah. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful. QS 8;69

    2. Raping a woman who lost the battle.
    Save from their wives or the (slaves) that their right hands possess, for then they are not blameworthy, (6) QS 23;6 QS. 70;29

    3. Wife raped.
    Men are in charge of women, because Allah hath made the one of them to excel the other, and because they spend of their property (for the support of women). So good women are the obedient, guarding in secret that which Allah hath guarded. As for those from whom ye fear rebellion, admonish them and banish them to beds apart, and scourge them. Then if they obey you, seek not a way against them. Lo! Allah is ever High, Exalted, Great. QS 4;(34) .

    4. Cut off the feet and hands.
    The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger, and strive with might and main for mischief through the land is: execution, or crucifixion or the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides, or exile from the land: that is their disgrace in this world, and a heavy punishment is theirs in the Hereafter.― (QS 5; 33).

    5. Hand amputation.
    As to the thief, male or female, cut off his or her hands: a retribution for their deed and exemplary punishment from Allah and Allah is Exalted in Power, full of Wisdom. QS 5; (38).

    6. Flogging 100 times in public.
    The woman and the man guilty of adultery or fornication― flog each of them with a hundred stripes: let not compassion move you in their case, in a matter prescribed by Allah, if ye believe in Allah and the Last Day: and let a party of the Believers witness their punishment. QS 24;(2).

    7. Bring 4 witnesses.
    Let no man guilty of adultery or fornication marry any but a woman similarly guilty, or an Unbeliever nor let any but such a man or an Unbeliever marry such a woman: to the Believers such a thing is forbidden. QS 24; (3).

    Nowadays; it is impossible to find 4 persons to be witness.

    8. Christians to pay the jizya.
    Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger nor, acknowledge the Religion of Truth from among the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizyah with willing submission and feel themselves subdued. QS 9;(29).

    Ultra Conservative Muslim are proud to hold and practice the ancient Islamic laws above;

    So what is your opinion about all verses above?
    We need more explanation from ; Dear Zia H Shah.

    Thanks in advance.
    Was salam
    With love

  5. Unfortunately, we can not get the straight answer from Zia as he said about all slavery verses are not relevant or applicable in the present day.

    The good thing is Zia has admitted that some ancient Islamic laws are not relevant or applicable in present day.

    Does the Worldwide Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad agree with Zia H, Shah’s opinion ?

    Can Zia answer that?

    Was salam
    With love

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