So what constitutes a mental illness within Islam?
How do we know when someone is blameless due to mental issues, or when to punish them according to sharia?
The thing I am thinking here is, that lets say you have a young girl, who has been molested or raped often by a family member as child (it does happen even within Islamic households), often this goes on to develop serious mental illnesses that are not always apparant, except in sexual behaviour of the girl, or boy as they grow up.
Often the molestation/rape in itself, leads to sexually promiscuous behaviour, the girl loses all sense of pride, and sees herself as nothing more than a sexual object, feeling demeaned within herself, feeling that this is all she is good for.
Sexual abuse occurs across all ethnic/racial, socioeconomic, and religious groupshttp://www.childtrauma.org/CTAMATERI...xual_abuse.aspThe development of sexualized behavior, also called sexually reactive behavior, is another common negative short-term effect of sexual abuse. Children who have been sexually abused engage in more sexualized behavior when compared to children who are not victims of sexual abuse, and when compared to clinical samples of children with other mental health issues. A recent report suggested that about a third of children who have been sexually abused subsequently manifest this symptom. Additionally, a third or more of child victims of sexual abuse report depression and anxiety. Other frequently occurring symptoms include promiscuity (38%), general behavior problems (30%), poor self-esteem (35%), and disruptive behavior disorders (23%).
Now, lets be honest, sexually promiscuous behaviour within Islam is punishable by sharia, and many of those punished either by lashing or stoning (if the country does it), or honour killings etc, can themselves be victim of this kind of mental illness.
So why is none of this taken into consideration?