Wednesday, September 11, 2013
No matter what people say. No matter how much aeri choti ka zoor laga kar they try to present this forgiving Shahrukh as a "forced decision," or "decedent's family was so much under pressure, they had to protect the rest of the family, feudal system won, there is no justice for poor," blah, blah and another big blah, last night descendent's father gave his clear three lines statement that he decided with a sane mind, and no one can force him to do anything, he forgave Shahruk, the guy who murder his son, fi sabillillah ( in the name of Allah).
I am sure no one saw that coming ! No one thought Shazaib's family would forgive Shahruk. No one thought all the effort people were doing would go in vain like that.
Well, this forgiving and compensation happens all the time over here. Decedent's family forgive the murderer and accept Deyiat_blood money in the place of Al-Qassas by force, or in the name of God, only God knows. Being rich or poor, tribal or democratic, feudal or socialist has nothing to do with it. Even America paid the blood money on the behave of Raymond Davis, the CIA contractor who killed three guys in Lahore.
But this is no way to use make deal. Yes, Islam tells us to forgive, it gives us option to accpet Deyiat (blood money) instead of Qasaas (the Law of Equality in punishment) clearly in the chapter al-Baqarah 2:178, but no like that.
We need to understand that murder are of many types. Some are done by mistakes, some deliberately.
When it is done deliberately, Qasaas (the Law of Equality in punishment) is applied, and when by mistake deyiah ( blood money) is an only option, because here murder is done by mistake.
But in both scenario, it is the matter of the state. Even in murder by mistake, it is state which decides whether murder deserves forgiveness or not ( after punishment). Court also has every right to not give this option. Family's decision to forgive the murderer and accept blood money instead of Qassas comes later.
However, we have made this Al-Qasaas and Al Deiyat law a joke, just like we have made every other law.
It clearly seems like it is now families who are the one who decides, and if they are really the one, then why we need court and Justice system?
In this specific Shahruk-Shabaz case, both parties are super rich and feudal, live in posh area of Karachi. So, I can't buy that they did that for money. Still, according to news, Allah knows the best, deal is of around some 36 cores with an Australian residential visa as well. But they are saying they haven't made any money deal. They were under no pressure. They did everything in the name of Allah.
In Karam Khan show, a reporter said, according to some sources deal had been done almost 3 months ago. They wanted to forgive the murderer long ago however, the whole case got dragged that long just because media and people got involved in it way too much, and because of so much hyped supreme court had to take suo moto action. Family was under pressure to make no deal, not to make deal !
The only thing which is not making sense is how come he got forgiveness when this case was under anti terrorist court, when anti terrorist court of Karachi sentenced him to death, where Deyait ain't applicable.
Anyway, I am no one to judge them. And when every thing is "almost possible" over here, then does it matter where Deiayt is applicable ? Lets not waste more time here.
They did what they felt better. And when murder has become family matters, and it is families who decide before court's verdict and punishments, who are we to interfere?