The The Rising Trend of Violence on Children: Causes & Remedies (Study of Pakistani society in Sharia context)

The Rising Trend of Violence on Children: Causes & Remedies (Study of Pakistani society in Sharia context)

Authors

  • Irfan Jafar Uol

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.46896/alazhr.v7i02.237

Keywords:

Pakistan, Crime, Child abuse, Society, Fiqh ul Seerah, Factors

Abstract

Numerous crimes are being committed in present era. One of the most heinous crime amongst them is child abuse. Incidents of children who have been murdered after sexual abuse are rife in our nominal Islamic society. Moreover, videos and photos are also made during child abuse. Then these videos are posted on the social media. Both Muslim and non-Muslim communities are suffering from this brutal act i.e. child abuse. In Pakistan, the reasons of increase in crime rates include psychological disorders; urge to fulfill one’s sexual desires, poverty, unemployment and detachment from religion. Such kind of abominable acts are becoming common in Pakistan day by day. According to Islamic jurisprudence, rape is a punishable crime. Holy Prophet Muhammad ﷺ himself has punished the perpetrators for such acts of crime. Once in the era of Holy Prophet ﷺ, a Jew crushed the head of a girl by placing it in between two stones. When Prophet ﷺ was informed about the incident, He ﷺ called upon the Jew who confessed his crime. Then Prophet ﷺ) asked his companions to punish him by crushing his head with stones. It can be deduced from this narration that the culprits involved in such loathsome crimes should be punished publicly in order to wipe out this devilish act of crime from the society. The purpose of writing this research paper is to describe the reasons for the increase in rate of sexual abuse of children and its eradication in the light of Fiqh ul Seerah. This research paper followed descriptive and analytical methods.

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Published

2021-12-25

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