Assalamualaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barkatahu (May Peace, Blessings & Mercy of Allah Be Upon You)
Article by Sister Noor-ul-Huda & Brother Asim ul Haq
The Article is in reply to series of allegations:
1) Refutation Series I: Muslim Women are Dirty Polluting Creatures
2) Refutation Series II:Women are inferior, slave to men
3) Refutation Series III: Muslim women are sex object for men enjoyment
4) Refutation Series IV: Muslim Men can Capture Infidel Women as Sex Slave
5) Refutation Series V: A Woman’s Testimony is Worth Only Half of a Man’s
Allegation number 6: Brutal Punishment For Women
Brutal Punishment For Women
Sura 4:15 – Lewd women should be punished with life imprisonment until death: “If any of your women are guilty of lewdness, Take the evidence of four (Reliable) witnesses from amongst you against them; and if they testify, confine them to houses until death do claim them, or God ordain for them some (other) way.”
But men can get away with the same crime if they simply repent:
“If two men among you are guilty of lewdness, punish them both. If they repent and amend, Leave them alone; for God is Oft-returning, Most Merciful.” (Koran 4:16)
These verses were abrogated by other verses.
Tafsir Jalayan says under verse 15
This was stipulated for them at the very beginning of Islam.
And under verse 16
This [verse] is abrogated by the prescribed punishment if adultery is meant.
Check the following link for more details;
My response to the so called “Houses of Death” to women in Islam: http://www.answering-christianity.com/houses.htm
Continue reading here: 6) Refutation Series VI: Brutal Punishment For Women