Human Trafficking in the Muslim world A Presentation by Muslims against Human Trafficking Mct0.wordpress.com email: firstname.lastname@example.org 1
Of 17 Tier-3 worst Offending countries, 9 are Muslim Mauritania Chad Kuwait Niger Sudan Syria Saudi Iran Arabia 2
VictimsAs in most parts of the world the victims of humantrafficking are80% women50% childrenAlthough no reliable stats, similar in Muslim countriesExcept in Afghanistan and NW Pakistan there is BachaBazi,Bazi, where young boys are forced to wear womensclothes, dance, and traded for sex.http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/dancingboys/view/In-mid east boys sold for being camel-jockeysIn- camel-
Misconceptions: Sex with slavesMa malakat aymanukumis the term for slaves,which may be captives ofwar. In todays world bothlegally and morallyPrisoners of war, are onlycombatants, there is noconcept of slaves. Sex isonly permitted withsomeone a man takes asa spouse. Source Wiki
Misconceptions: Obedience to husband and in-laws in-There is noobedience to anyhuman if the resultis disobedience toAllah. Pimping andforcing women orchildren intoprostitution is agrave sin.
Misconceptions: Mutaa temporary MarriageIn mainstreamSunni Islam there isno concept oftemporarymarriage. In Shiabranch it ispermitted but not alicense for rape,and sexual slavery
Misconceptions: Islam condones child marriagesMarriage in Islam isbetween 2 adults,and can only beconsummatedwhen they are post- post-puberty. Withoutconsent there is nomarriage, period.
A message: To Victims,Families, and those who profit in human trafficking Based on Interview with Imam Zaid Shakir, Shakir, a leading Islamic scholar in North America http://muslimouttakes.wordpress.com/2011/01/23/mus lims-human-trafficking-and-what-we-can-do-about-it- lims-human-trafficking-and-what-we-can-do-about-it- an-interview-with-imam-zaid-shakir/ an-interview-with-imam-zaid-
If you are a victim caught in this web of debt bondage, coercion “There is no obligation to the oppressor. No debt for something that’s immoral and unlawful.” Imam Zaid Shakir, Scholar North America Shakir,
There is no sense of shame and loss of honor,“It is not your fault”Imam Zaid Shakir, Scholar North America Shakir,
If you are a victim?“Know that youhave with Allah agreat position. Allahwouldn’t allow youto suffer withoutcompensation.”Imam Zaid Shakir, Scholar North America Shakir,
If you have been raped or become pregnant, May Allah give you the strength and patience to get through this trauma.“The Scholars said asin Bosnia when womenwere sent to rapecamps and not able tohave abortions you canraise your babies asMuslims.” Imam Zaid Shakir, Scholar North America Shakir,
If you have sold your child due to poverty.“Know that it is amajor sin. You areputting your salvationin jeopardy. Thechildren or women areabsolved from anyblame for theiractions.”Imam Zaid Shakir, Scholar North America Shakir,
If you are committing these crimes“Your are violatingevery moralstandard andhuman rightsconvention. AsMuslims, you arejeopardizing yoursoul.”Imam Zaid Shakir, Scholar North America Shakir,
RememberWe are allAmbassadors ofIslam, if we say“There is no Godbut Allah,…” Weneed to reflect onour actions.Imam Zaid Shakir, Scholar North America