The alleged offences are said to have taken place in Bradford and Keighley between 1996 and 1998, when the girls were under 16. Charges against the men include rape, gross indecency and indecent assault, one of the victims was under 14
May 2022, twelve adult males have been charged in the United Kingdom with historic child sex offenses.
Those charged and now awaiting trial:
Abdul Shukoor, 45, from Keighley, has been charged with gross indecency and indecent assault of a girl under 14.
Amreaz Ashghar, 45, from Keighley, has been charged with 2 counts of rape and indecent assault of a girl under 16 and gross indecency of a girl under 14.
Perwaz Ashghar, 48, from Nottingham, has been charged with indecent assault of a girl under 16.
Mohamed Shabir Din, 45, from Keighley, has been charged with 6 counts of rape and 2 counts of indecent assault of a girl under 16.
Ibrar Hussain, 44, from Keighley, was charged with rape.
Sajid Mahmood, 42, from Keighley, was charged with rape.
Zehroon Razaq, 44, from Keighley, has been charged with rape.
Sheraz Ahktar Khan, 44, from Keighley, has been charged with rape.
Mushtaq Ahmed, 52, from Keighley, has been charged with 2 counts of rape and indecent assault against a girl under the age of 16.
Imtiaz Ahmed, 58, from Keighley, was charged with 2 counts of rape.
Fayaz Ahmed, 42, of Bingley, has been charged with 2 counts of rape.
Willard Anthony Clunis, 64, of Bradford, has been charged with indecent assault of a girl under 16.
Conclusion: All of the above are from a visible minority group. Could we conclude that cultural or ethnic affiliation is a driving factor in these crimes or in the prosecution of these crimes?
The following are Excerpts are from Imam Yasir qadhi
I will Begin by stating the obvious and that is that there is no question from a legal Islamic perspective such a marriage is not a marriage there is just no room for reinterpretation. There is unanimous consensus that amongst all the scholars that when it comes to nikah a Muslim lady must marry a Muslim man.
We say unequivocally that any person who wants to come in and to change this law, we say no the Quran is explicit and the Sharia has come with what is called ijima or unanimous consensus.
Muslims marrying outside the faith is forbidden
So may Allah protect our families from ever having to face this crisis. It has been troubling my mind since yesterday the state of mind the most her emotional distress she was in the crisis and the trauma… And by the way these are members of our community practicing Muslims. This girl was brought up in a household that prayed five times a day and fasted Ramadan… So brothers and sisters what can we do to prevent such a situation… Do this by instilling Islamic values in our children raise them to love Allah and his messenger then there are going to be repercussions…
She was asking are these grandchildren going to be my grandchildren and I said “Marham wise yes but Sharia wise no” biologically yes they will be your grandchildren but not from the perspective of the Sharia
In this society fear does not work in this society the stick is not going to work
Females Marrying non-Muslims is Committing Adulatory for which the Penalty is Being Stoned to Death
Islam Q & Acontextualizes the understanding of killing the female that commits adulatory.
“The fornicatress and the fornicator, flog each of them with a hundred stripes. Let not pity (compassion) withhold you in their case, in a punishment prescribed by Allaah, if you believe in Allaah and the Last Day. And let a party of the believers witness their punishment”
It was narrated that Buraydah ibn al-Haseeb said: A woman from Ghaamid, a branch of al-Azd, came and said: “O Messenger of Allaah, purify me!” He said, “Woe to you! Go back and seek the forgiveness of Allaah and repent to Him.” She said: “I think that you intend to send me back as you sent Maa’iz ibn Maalik back.” He said, “What has happened to you?” She said that she had become pregnant as a result of zina. He said: “Is it you (who has done that)?” She said: “Yes.” He said to her: “(You will not be punished) until you give birth to that which is in your womb.” A man from among the Ansaar sponsored her [i.e., paid for her needs etc] until she delivered (the child). Then he (that Ansaari) came to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and said: “The Ghaamidi woman has given birth to a child.” He (the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)) said: “Then we will not stone her and so leave her child with no one to nurse him.” One of the Ansaar stood up and said: “O Messenger of Allaah, let me be responsible for ensuring that he is nursed.” Then she was stoned to death.
We find ourselves in a culture that is radically different from the culture from where we come.
This is my fatwa of a Muslim man marrying a Christian or a Jewish lady I think it’s not allowed in this land I think it’s only allowed in a Muslim Nation. this is my fatwa based upon my understanding of the Sharia. Ibin Abbas had the same fatwa that the concession for a Muslim man only applies when the society is Muslim. When the society is non-muslim we don’t have this concession. Therefore we have to tell our young men we are not allowing you to marry outside of our faith. This is the fatwa I give…
No. A Muslim woman cannot, according to Mainstream Islamic teaching, show her face in public. Some less senior scholars say it is optional. However, all scholars agree it is preferred a Muslim women cover her face. However, a prepubescents female that has not yet bled her first mensuration can show her face in public.
When is it permissible for a woman to uncover her face?
We know that the most correct opinion among the scholars is that women should cover their faces, but there are many situations where women cannot cover their faces. Could you shed more light on this topic?
The most correct opinion, which is supported by evidence, is that it is obligatory to cover the face, therefore young women are forbidden to uncover their faces in public or in front of non-marham men.
Rules have exemptions for special situations
Proposal of marriage. It is permitted for a woman to uncover her face and hands in front of a man who wants to propose to her, so that he may see the face and hands, without being alone and without touching her. Theface gives an indication of ugliness or beauty, and the hands whether the body is slender give an impression of fertility.
Is it permissible for a woman to uncover her eyes unnecessarily?
Women must wear niqab, but they can leave their eyes uncovered so that they can see where they are going. Is it obligatory for women to cover our eyes if we re not walking and there is no need to see where we are going?
Scholars said that it is permissible for a woman to wear niqab [in stead of bourka], but that is on condition that she does not go to extremes in uncovering the eye socket or show too much of the cheeks.
There is nothing wrong with a woman wearing a niqab from which only her eyes appear through a narrow opening which does not uncover anything more than what is needed in order to see her surroundings even if it is not necessary for her to see her surroundings .
Can an Elderly woman uncover her face in public or before non-mahrams?
Allaah has permitted elderly women to uncover their faces before non-mahram men.
Abu Bakr al-Jassaas (may Allaah have mercy on him) and [al-Noor 24:60], Ibn Mas’ood and Mujaahid said: With regard to the words of Allaah, “women past childbearing who do not expect wedlock and because they have grown old and are not desirable.
Then he said: There is no dispute that the hair of an elderly woman is ‘awrah and it is not permissible for a non-mahram to look at it, as is the case with the hair of a young woman. If she prays with her head uncovered, then like a young woman (in the same situation), her prayer is invalid.
To further you understanding of female face covering read the following.
Colorado Imam Karim abuZaid Endorses Taliban policy on Muslim women face covering policy
Stoning Muslim women to death. Then the Messenger of Allah Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) commanded to tie her clothes around her and then stoned her to death. Prophet Mohammad PBUH then offered funeral prayer for her. [Muslim].
This Hadith has relevance to the theme of the chapter as we see it. Moreover, it reveals that if a woman becomes pregnant after committing adultery, she will not be subjected to punishment immediately. Instead, the penalty [stoning] will take place after childbirth and weening of the child. This will certainly contribute to the remission of her sins and will also be a factor in offering the funeral prayer for her.
Stoning Muslim women to death can be purification of her soul. Book of Death by Toronto Imam Faisal Abdur-
If someone commits certain crimes in Islam and is found guilty by an Islamic Court one of the punishments is stoning to death. But for the believer there is an important benefit. This act of stoning now is also purification for the believer.
Here we see the compassion and wisdom of Prophet Mohammad PBUH. He let the child be born before the stoning to death of the woman, increasing the size of the Ummah.
Brampton Faisal Hamid Abdur-Razak is the Ameer (Spiritual Leader) of the Ahlus Sunnah Council of Canada and the founder of the Islamic Forum of Canada in Brampton, Ontario. published a book titled The Book of Death.
Chapter 5, P. 22 Consoling the patients and showing kindness to one facing death sentence
5.1 Imran bin Husain MABPWH reported: A woman belonging to the Juhaina tribe came to Allah’s Messenger and she had become pregnant as a result of fornication. She submitted: O’ Messenger of Allah! I have done something for which punishment must be imposed upon me, so impose that. Allah’s Messenger called her guardian and said: Treat her well and bring her to me after delivery. He acted accordingly. Then Allah’s Messenger commanded to tie her clothes firmly around her and then stoned her to death. He then said her funeral prayer over her. The companions were upset that the Prophet said prayers for this woman. When they questioned the Prophet PBUH, he replied that she confessed and willingly accepted the penalty in this life and has gained purity in order to enter into paradise.
Book shared by ICNA Canada: The penalty (of stoning) will take place after childbirth
ICNA (Islamic Circle of North America) Canada shares on its website the book “Riyad us Saliheen” (“The Gardens of the Righteous” رياض الصالحين) compiled by Imam Zakaruya Yahya Bin Sharaf An-Nawawi, a Sunni Shafi’ite jurist and hadith scholar who lived in the 13th century.
CONSOLING AND SHOWING KINDNESS TO ONE FACING DEATH SENTENCE
A woman belonging to the Juhainah tribe came to the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) after having conceived from Zina. She submitted: “O Messenger of Allah! I am liable to Hadd (punishment ordained by Allah), so execute it.” The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) called her guardian and said, “Treat her well and bring her to me after delivery.” He acted accordingly. Then the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) commanded to tie her clothes firmly around her and then stoned her to death. He PBUH then offered funeral prayer for her. [Muslim].
Commentary: This Hadith has relevance to the theme of the chapter as we see it. Moreover, it reveals that if a woman becomes pregnant after committing adultery, she will not be subjected to punishment immediately. Instead, the penalty [stoning] will take place after childbirth. This will certainly contribute to the remission of her sins and will also be a factor in offering the funeral prayer for her.
Islam is a religion of peace, and kindness in the manner of stoning women with compassion.
Is killing of a woman allowed for the sake of family honour if she is found guilty of anything that is not good for the family’s name and honour?
From time to time we hear claims from the kaafir west or the deviant east that everyone who kills his sister or daughter does so because of honour. That is because many laws let the killer off if he kills any family member for this reason.
Even though this claim may be true, we should not be deceived by these people and their claims. The purpose of these claims is to remove gheerah (protective jealousy) from the hearts of the woman’s family, and to open the door for women to commit immoral actions.
If it’s a Muslim male and his wife is Christian, he will insist that the children be raised as Muslim. He will put them in Muslim schools. And there, Islam is protected. On the other hand, if the husband is Christian, he will say “I want my children raised as Christian”. Now the children are raised as Christians. And so, there, Islam is lost.
Muslim Female Are Forbidden to Marry Christians
This implies that a female is not permitted to leave Islam.
So it is on the basis of protecting the woman and her religion, the children and their religion. This is why Islam does not allow a Muslim woman to marry other than a Muslim man. It is not to oppress her; it is to protect her. It is to protect the generations to come. To protect the religion of Islam.
Not allowing women to marry who they choose can be deemed as oppressive.
Can a Muslim female marry a non-Muslim?
Praise be to Allah.
It is absolutely not permissible under any circumstances in Islamic law (shari’a) of Allah, the most esteemed and exhalted, for a non-Muslim man to marry a Muslim woman. They are not lawful (wives) for the unbelievers, nor are the unbelievers lawful (husbands) for them… (Al-Mumtahina:10)
Nor marry (your girls) to unbelievers until they believe… (Al-Baqara:221)
i.e., it is not ever permissible for someone to marry his Muslim daughter or sister or any Muslim woman for whom he is a guardian to a kafir.
Islam must be exhalted and cannot be subjugated. So how could a Muslim woman be put under the care of a kafir man, when the man is normally naturally in a stronger position? In such a situation, he could cause her to corrupt the practice of her religion or force her into subdual by causing her to live a life of oppression with him. He could also prevent her from practicing some of her religious rites. These are among the reasons for the aforementioned ban expressed in the previous ayaat. wallahu a’lam (and Allah is the most knowledgeable).
Evidence for the prohibition of marrying a non-Muslim man
The evidence for that is the verse in which Allah says (interpretation of the meaning):
“And give not (your daughters) in marriage to Al-Mushrikun till they believe (in Allah Alone) and verily, a believing slave is better than a (free) Mushrik (idolater), even though he pleases you. Those (Al-Mushrikun) invite you to the Fire, but Allah invites (you) to Paradise and forgiveness by His Leave, and makes His Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) clear to mankind that they may remember.” [al-Baqarah 2:221]
“What is said concerning the interpretation of the words “And give not (your daughters) in marriage to Al-Mushrikun till they believe (in Allah Alone) and verily, a believing slave is better than a (free) Mushrik (idolater), even though he pleases you” is that what Allah meant by that is that Allah has forbidden the believing women from marrying them.
It was narrated that Qatadah and al-Zuhri said, concerning the phrase “And give not (your daughters) in marriage to Al-Mushrikun”, it is not permissible for you to give them in marriage to a Jew or a Christian or a mushrik who is not a follower of your religion.” (Tafsir al-Qurtubi, 2/379)