stabbed over…. what?

How can a father kill his own daughter! Stab her to death no less!! Dont these people have *any* respect for human life??

stabbed.jpgThis story revolves around a 20 year old girl, Nadia, who came from Mansehra, to reside with her husband in Karachi. Her father and brothers came to visit, had a falling out with the family of the groom over money which they demanded in return for her daughter, which created a row between the families. The father and sons then came back and murdered their own daughter/sister!! The husband, his father and some relatives, when tried to intervene to save her, got stabbed as well!

What the hell has the world come to?! After all the hue and cry over freedom of women, women rights and the hudood ordinance, why do these acts still happen?

A friend of mine, who i told the story to, advised me not to be sad over it, its an everyday occurance here. But… does that make it allright?

I dont know who Nadia was, but i hope you will come together with me to say a prayer for her. Let her be happier in the afterlife than she was here on Earth! Amen!

14 Comments so far

  1. Äß│Ç│ (unregistered) on November 4th, 2006 @ 3:46 pm

    Ameen


  2. Ny (unregistered) on November 4th, 2006 @ 5:36 pm

    Our society is moving to those times where girls were buried alive at the time of birth. It is simply jihalut. Whats even more sad is that all this is happening in our islamic society!! Where are we heading to?? May Allah help us and guide us to the right path.


  3. XYZ (unregistered) on November 4th, 2006 @ 6:26 pm

    It’s such a shame!! So many double standards for females, and so much pressure!

    When I was born, my dad’s grandma was like He’s such an unlucky man (re my father)!! It’s a shame, her being a woman having said that. Oh wells, in my family myself and my sister have achieved so much more anyone can imagine girls achieving, and the relos who’s parents were oh-so-lucky having boys haven’t gotten that far :).

    Would love to work for women’s rights in Pakistan, as soon as I succeed a bit more, Insha Allah :)


  4. IllusionFS (unregistered) on November 4th, 2006 @ 8:25 pm

    crazy stuff. eye popping. f-ed up.


  5. TheRepublicOfPakistan (unregistered) on November 4th, 2006 @ 9:56 pm

    This has nothing to do with women’s right, just pure and simple greed. This is just a role reversal, mostly in our culture it was the girl’s side that would have to pay outrageous amounts to the groom side, but this time it’s the groom side who were being asked to pay up.
    The whole incident is very tragic and sad. “but i hope you will come together with me to say a prayer for her.”, May Allah rest her soul in peace and forgive her sins if she had any, amen. And please also pray for our fellow Muslims to understand and practice there religion with true faith, so horrible incidents like these don’t happen.


  6. saima Nasir (unregistered) on November 4th, 2006 @ 10:45 pm

    “This has nothing to do with women’s right, just pure and simple greed. This is just a role reversal, mostly in our culture it was the girl’s side that would have to pay outrageous amounts to the groom side, but this time it’s the groom side who were being asked to pay up.”(THEREPUBLICOFPAKISTAN)

    Which world do you live in and how do you perceive life????
    You talked endlessly of islamic values and islamic culture when we were discussing the women’s right to divorce and the increase in such cases and how we need to change the society and not to get influence by western ideology……and now…….you dismiss this issue as GREED…ofcourse all crimes are committed out of greed and jealousy.

    No one committs crime in innocence or out of kindness but should society accept it as a norm….do you call such a country civilised where people don’t raise an eyebrow when a crime is committed….and go berserk when someone talks of liberal and secular views, because those ideologies respect the human life and their right to choose?????

    I wish more and more people in pakistan can raise their voices against such crimes.


  7. Mariam (unregistered) on November 5th, 2006 @ 2:08 am

    had a falling out with the family of the groom over money which they demanded in return for her daughter

    May god rest her soul in peace.

    People do strange things for their honor. One more innocent life has lost to the family honor.

    Judging from the girl’s whereabouts as far as I know it’s normal in tribal and NWFP area to be compensated for the girl that’s why so many families over there marry off their girls very young. Surely women/human rights groups need to take more notice of such incidences. Last I heard demanding Jehaz/dowry is illegal in Pakistan so they should work to curb this practice too.


  8. TheRepublicOfPakistan (unregistered) on November 5th, 2006 @ 3:34 am

    @saima Nasir: Where did you see me belittling this issue, or condoning such activity? Did I say that this should be part of a Islamic culture> NO, I didn’t.“Which world do you live in and how do you perceive life????” where did I say that I didn’t think her life was valuable. It seems like every time a women is mentioned you are quick to make it in to a women’s rights issue. This was purely a matter of greed and how this family was using there daughter for money and when they didn’t get the money they murdered her. Just because I made this distinction you get the impression that I some how thought this practice should be allowed to occur and I am not appalled by such behaviors? Why did you think I still say to pray for all Muslims to understand and Practice Islam? How is asking to follow Islam dismissing this issue? Don’t you think if these people had any regards for the religion they were practicing they would have committed such an act? Because if they did they woudld known how valuble even a single life is in Islam.
    @Marium: “People do strange things for their honor. One more innocent life has lost to the family honor.” Where in the story did you get that idea that this was about honor? Even the quote you posted at the start of your comment shows clearly how the girl’s family was hungry for money. We as a society don’t care much for things such like honor, if they had any honor they would have never even asked for money in return for there daughter. Don’t you think?


  9. Faisal (unregistered) on November 5th, 2006 @ 7:37 am

    @republic of pakistan,

    You have to correct some of your English.
    “There” should be “Their”
    In the context you used the following word,
    the correct form is “into” not “in to”
    Lastly, the word “some how” is one word,
    “somehow”.


  10. TheRepublicOfPakistan (unregistered) on November 5th, 2006 @ 11:26 am

    @Faisal: Thanks Faisal I was sleeping during my English class ;), could you rewrite what I said so that the intellectuals like you don’t have any problems. What is that saying “Aqal mand ko Ishara hee kafi hota hai”, I guess I should keep in mind that not everyone is that “Aqal mand”


  11. saima Nasir (unregistered) on November 5th, 2006 @ 11:30 am

    “Don’t you think if these people had any regards for the religion they were practicing they would have committed such an act? Because if they did they woudld known how valuble even a single life is in Islam.” (THEREPUBLICOFPAKISTAN)

    Their (and for a lot of people in pakistan)regard for islam starts and ends with praying five times a day, observing fasts in ramadan and keeping and treating their women like animals in pardah. They only read Quran and haadith but don’t try to understand it….thats what has been happening in pakistan and thats what the so called leaders want people to do……just don’t think, don’t question, accept every injustice in the the name of honour, culture, values and what not…..and for your role reversal theory

    When groom’s side demand money nobody goes and kill the groom or the girl…..but here in the role reversal as you said…people were injured and killed.


  12. mansoor (unregistered) on November 5th, 2006 @ 11:43 am

    saima: “Their (and for a lot of people in pakistan)regard for islam starts and ends with praying five times a day, observing fasts in ramadan and keeping and treating their women like animals in pardah” i agree! and i hate that!!!


  13. Babar (unregistered) on November 5th, 2006 @ 6:54 pm

    Whats going on??????????
    well this is a horrifying incident,its like honour killing that happens in different parts of the country.
    Where is our society heading towards?
    High crime,rich are getting richer,injustice,sick and disgustiing mentality and what not.

    May ALLAH protect us all from the inhumanity of the sick and disgusting people living in this society.


  14. TheRepublicOfPakistan (unregistered) on November 6th, 2006 @ 10:15 am

    @saima Nasir: Arguing for the sake of arguing is not constructive, I think you already know from the other posts here and else where that how we as a society don’t value our Imaan, we say we love Allah but for petty gains sacrifice our hereafter.

    May she rest in peace and please also pray for our fellow Muslims to understand and practice there religion with true faith, so horrible incidents like these don’t happen. I would like to add that all us who are reading this try and make a promise to your self to make an effort to start implementing Islam in your lives, start with one thing and add to it. Starting could be as easy as learning more about Islam, plus most of us already know a lot of basics like, not lying, not cheating, no back biting, respecting, Halal work. We all know these concepts now we should all make a sincere effort to make this change in ourselves (including me). This is the only way we can fix ourselves and our society.

    Some of you may think that I may be preaching and acting and that I need to fix myself first and you are completely right about that but even if you doubt my character don’t make it the reason for rejecting the thought of IMPLEMENTING Islam as a way of life for yourself.



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