Cowardly cyber-snipers who commit libel, slander or defamation at times do get away with their crimes because the skewed justice system today often is at a loss in pinning them down on the grounds of lack of clear incriminating evidence that leads them back to the perpetrator.
They could also go through the suspect's personal computer and sieve through the hard disk for incriminating evidence linking the user to the said slanderous document or published content.
In the United States of America, lawyers have engaged IT experts to do such in depth investigations and usually manage to unearth relevant data that can be used to incriminate the offender but over here in this country such detailed and thorough cyber forensic works are yet to be employed.
In Surah Al Humazah, Allahu Rabbi warns :
Many go about thinking that since the courts couldn't prove beyond a reasonable doubt that it is they who committed such crimes, they are free to do as they wish and when given a chance will go on to repeat such crimes at will?
This is part and parcel of a Muslim's faith. Knowing that we can't escape Allah's Scrutiny and that we will be held accountable for all that we do no matter that no one else is privy to what we have done?
Any Muslim who denies this is guilty of Disbelief @ Kufur. For believing in the Malaikats @ Angels is one of the 6 principles of Iman in Islam.
- Belief in Allah;
- Belief in the Malaikats @ Angels;
- Belief in the Revealed books;
- Belief in the commissioned Prophets and Messengers of Allah (peace be upon them all).
- Belief in the Resurrection and the events of the Yaum al Qiyamah @ Day of Judgment.
- Belief in the Qada' and Qadr @ predestination by Allah of all things, both the (seemingly) good and the (seemingly) bad.
So that simply comes to mean that no true Muslim worth his or her name ought to think that they can get away with committing injustice towards others and even if they do succeed in carrying out their perfect crime here on earth, they better get themselves ready to face the music in the hereafter which is a certainty.
No matter how they scheme and plot their way out of getting caught up in their treachery here on Earth, in the Hereafter their own limbs will speak out against them providing evidence before the Lord Almighty and with each confession, there is no way for those who are guilty to get away scot free!
Answer for their crimes they will and shall suffer the consequences of their sins here on Earth there in the Narr Al Jahannam!
May Allah bless and guide us all towards being responsible bloggers working towards upholding the truth and speak up for the ones who have been wronged!