If someone was sexually abused, how is it a manifestation of God’s justice? Isn’t that a manifestation of injustice rather than justice?
God is al Mumeet: when someone commits sexual abuse, a part of him dies. Both the oppressed and the oppressor are manifestations of God. But being a manifestation of God’s name does not mean that the abuser has done something good. He has chosen himself to commit that abuse, and that deserves punishment, and he is not absolved of the responsibility of their horrible crimes. For victims of abuse, survivors of sexual exploitation, God’s names ultimately are one of the therapies that must be used in healing, along with counselling and justice exacted in the legal system against the abuser. The culture of hiding the crimes of abusers has to end: it neglects the honour of the abused. If you read books written by these victims, their experience brought them to gain strength of character and of spirit that develop as a means of surviving. Some of them became people who educate the community about issues of sexual abuse and help other women with issues of healing.
Answered by Shaykh Muhammad Mendes
Taken from Confronting Evil organized by Sout ilaahi Groups