eginning with a verse from Surah-An Nur, “The woman and the man guilty of zinā” (for fornication or adultery),- flog each of them with a hundred stripes: Let not compassion move you in their case, in a matter prescribed by Allah, if ye believe in Allah and the Last Day: and let a party of the Believers witness their punishment. “It is extremely nerve wracking and unfortunate to teach humans, especially Muslims what “Insaan” means. We were entitled to be the Crown of Creation- “Ashraful Makhlooqaat ” because only humans amongst all the species possess the faculty to determine right and wrong. The only true ideals of humanity specifically Islam are sanctity of love, emotions and keeping promises towards each other. Traitors, tricksters and people who double-cross and swindle can’t be called humans. Nowadays, cheating and extramarital relationships are at the peak. Cheating does not only refer to physical relationships but, range from emotional to digital even to just having a transgressing intention.
What makes people commit it is an abnormal psyche in general; risk factors being personality disorders and childhood issues, social media and poor boundaries, lack of empathy, narcissistic behavior, bipolar disorder, poor self control, selfishness, boredom, and attention-seeking. According to various studies men seem to surpass women in infidelity. In the study, 545 members of AshleyMadison. com, completed a brief anonymous online survey regarding infidelity and it was reported that the majority of the participants (81%) were male .As for the victim, the cheated-on, it is blatantly devastating, affecting their psyche considerably and has detrimental repercussions. Individuals who have been cheated on, react to infidelity in different ways varying from grieving, getting depressed and blaming themselves, to getting angry. However, apart from this, suicides and severe mental disorders can ensue. The Internet is brimmed with such cases where partners mostly, women folk, decided to end their life. Not only the cheated -on partner but the people who are chosen to engage in an affair will have to bear the brunt especially if they are kept in the dark. It is a clarion call for all such people that if your religion is not stopping you, at least let it be your conscience for the sake of humanity!