The following video below establishes what men have known for millennia and legal codes have long established: the propensity for women to lie and hurl charges of sexual abuse out of vindictive retribution. It is for this reason that although the Revealed Law in Islam has set down the death penalty for rape, the machinery of proving it is so strict.
It is known that women commit some of these crimes that are so grisly, men can be killed or often lose their family, livelihood and personal safety. Listen to the cunning nature of such women that Allah, Exalted be He, describes when the regional governor of Egypt finds that his wife has falsely hurled accusations of rape at the Prophet Yusuf, peace be upon him, (who as an adolescent was taken in as a foster son):
So when the regional governor saw that the long shirt was torn from the back, he said, “Yes, this is from your cunning and snare. Your cunning and snare is strong indeed.” Surah Yusuf (12), ayah 28
Understand that the Arabic for their cunning or snare is in the plural; this means that ALL women have the propensity to visit such horror upon men who are innocent of such a charge. It is also for this reason that the Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, said, “Beware of entering into the presence of strange women.” One of the men from the Ansar said, “What about in-laws?” He, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, said, “The in-laws are death.”Al-Jami` bain As-Sahihain, Al-Bukhari and Muslim, Section 4: Maqsad Ahkam ul-Usrah, vol.3, pp. 46-47
Furthermore, the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, said, “I have left behind no greater test for men than women.” Al-Jami` bain As-Sahihain, Al-Bukhari and Muslim, Section 4: Maqsad Ahkam ul-Usrah, vol.3, pp. 45-46
And it is for this reason that men have to always be careful, as they were told by the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, about being (1) alone with strange women, (2) speaking to strange women, (3) engaging in pre-marital sex or relationships with strange women and (4) marrying women we know knowing about.
The times are not worse. They are the same as they have always been. The difference is that more men have become heedless. Men have to be careful and always exercise stern and wise judgement.
Until next time,
Al-Hajj Abu Ja`far Al-Hanbali