The Pros And Cons Of Prostitution In Qatar

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The Republic of Qatar opposes the proposition put forward by the United Nations regarding activities related to sex work. This proposition states that prostitution, meaning the engagement in sexual activities in exchange for payment, should be completely legalized. To legalize prostitution would be an extremely unfavourable decision due to its moral implications, which are opposed by Islam, and its impact on the human-trafficking rates in Qatar.

To begin, Qatar stands against the proposition to legalize prostitution due to its contradiction of the words of the Quran. Our republic proudly adheres to the religion of Islam, and the Quran strongly and rightly opposes prostitution due to its lack of morality. Firstly, the legalization of prostitution would encourage adultery and marriage out of wedlock. This is considered to be a crime against Allah. "Nor come nigh to fornication/adultery: for it is a shameful (deed) and an evil, opening the road (to other evils)." ( Qur'an, Sura 17 (Al-Isra), ayat 32) The reason for this is that allowing women to engage in sexual intercourse out of wedlock does them a disservice; it is far more dignifying when they are married. When a woman is unmarried, she gives her body and possibly her emotions to someone who can abuse this and leave her at any point without committing to her in any way, whereas sexual intercourse after marriage ensures that a woman’s feelings, body and needs are protected by Allah. Islam is against the abuse and
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