Islamic message at Pride Parade: “fornication is punishable by Islamic Law in Islamic state”


Muslim Dawah (outreach) activists manned the Islamic booth at Toronto’s Dundas Square during the Pride Parade on Sunday, July 3, 2016 giving away copies of the book “Islam – Balancing Life and Beyond” authored by Suhail Kappor who was affiliated with ISNA Canada.

The book warns of “mixed gatherings” that may lead to unleashed sexual desires and committing fornication which is “punishable by Islamic Law in an Islamic state.”

The book “Human Rights in Islam and Common Misconceptions” authored by Abdul-Rahman al-Sheha, and which was also distributed for free in recent years at the same Islamic booth, elaborates the punishment in Islam in case of fornication: “As for the married male or female who commits adultery while being married or after divorcing one’s spouse, the penalty for such a criminal person is… stoning to death…”

Online syllabus on ICNA Canada’s website reads: “the punishment of adultery is a hundred stripes or Rajm (stoning to death) if they commit the mischief, it will prove fatal because in an Islamic state this crime is punishable by Rajm (stoning to death).

The author of book “Islam – Balancing Life and Beyond” legalizes polygamy and states that a woman who wears revealing clothes sends a clear message that she “wants attention and possibly much more.”

The following are excerpts from the book:

p. 53

Mixed gatherings offer opportunities where base desires are unleashed, and once allowed free reign, have the potential to even destroy families. Are the results of promiscuity not in front of us? The illegitimate and abandoned children, broken homes, adultery, abortions, divorces and sexual diseases and more. Relationship out of wedlock is known as ‘fornication’, punishable by Islamic Law in an Islamic state. It is in the larger interest of our society that Islamic high moral standards are advocated and enforced.”

p. 46

“…because of the apparent restriction on Muslim women to remain away from the public realm, many Westerners see the Muslim hijab as a symbol of female oppression. However, on the contrary as per those women, especially Westerners who embraced Islam, the hijab is instead a symbol of ‘liberation’. The Islamic tradition of hijab frees women from being perceived primarily as sexual objects.”

p. 48

“Human beings are conditioned by the society in which they live. Naturally when you see a woman scantily dressed and revealing her physical features, versus when you see a woman modestly dressed, covering her head, not revealing any of her physical features, impressions that will come to mind do not need mentioning. Needless to say, dress represents her modesty, and through it she commands the respect in the society. Whereas when a woman chooses to show her body in one form or another, the message is only one: she wants attention and possibly much more.”

p. 50

Islam puts an upper limit of four wives and gives a man permission to marry two, three or four women, only on the condition that he deals justly with them, which, if not impossible, is certainly extremely difficult. Knowing well of our shortcomings, Allah in His infinite wisdom says later in the same chapter: “You will not be able to do justice between your wives however much you wish (to do so).” (Qur’an 4:128-130) This verse serves as a deterrent of fear of Allah and as such, less than 2% men in the Muslim world exercise this option. Therefore polygamy is not a rule but an exception. Many people labour under the misconception that it is an open-ended verdict for a Muslim man to have more than one wife. This is absolutely not true.”

p. 51

The system of polygamy according to Islamic Law is a moral and human one. It is moral because it does not allow man to have intercourse with any woman he wishes, at any time he likes. He is not allowed to have intercourse with more than three women in addition to his (first) wife, and he cannot do that secretly, but must proceed with a contract and announce it, even if among a limited audience. To attain full legitimacy it must be registered with the law.”