Most Islamic countries give little to no jail time to Â families who kill their offspring, especially not girls in what we know as “honor killings”.Â It is because it is sanctioned by the Quran and not considered murder according to the Fiqh if done by parents or other relatives.Â So the countries are keeping their laws in accordance to the Quran, Sunnah and Fiqh.
The next time a Muslim tells you that Honor Killings are not allowed; Â just tell them they are and show them Sura 18:65-81 and the Fiqh.
The most complete concise sourcebook for Sharia Law is “Reliance of the Traveller,” which can be accessed on-line at: http://www.shafiifiqh.com/maktabah/relianceoftraveller.pdf.
This is what the manual says:
1. Obligation to Command the Right and Forbid the Wrong — Muslims are obligated to discipline others. If censuring with harsh words, breaking things, or intimidation does not work, Muslims are obligated “to directly hit or kick the person, or use similar measures that do not involve weapons.” (Section q5.8)
2. Wife beating – “[A husband] may hit her, but not in a way that injures her, meaning he may not break bones, wound her, or cause blood to flow.” (Section m10.12)
3. Honor killing – “The following are not subject to retaliation: a father or mother for killing their offspring, or offspring’s offspring. (Section o1.2(4))