Saturday, April 26, 2014

There is no death penalty in Islamic Hudud neither in fornication nor apostasy


The following verses in the Quran determined that the Prophet of Islam never practice the death penalty by stoning to death on those who commit fornication or impose killing on the apostates. This is clearly confirmed in the Quran by the Prophet who obeyed the command of Allah.

In the Law of Equality there is (saving of) Life to you, o ye men of understanding; that ye may restrain yourselves. (Surah 2:179)

Stoning to death the adulterer

For the slaves who were married who committed fornication, the Hudud punishment is half of the penalty imposed on free women this is as stated:

If any of you have not the means wherewith to wed free believing women, they may wed believing girls from among those whom your right hands possess: And Allah hath full knowledge about your faith. Ye are one from another: Wed them with the leave of their owners, and give them their dowers, according to what is reasonable: They should be chaste, not lustful, nor taking paramours: when they are taken in wedlock, if they fall into shame, their punishment is half that for free women. (Surah 4:25)

The woman and the man guilty of adultery or fornication flog each of them with a hundred stripes: Let not compassion move you in their case, in a matter prescribed by Allah, if ye believe in Allah and the Last Day: and let a party of the Believers witness their punishment. (Surah 24:2)

If the punishment of stoning is until death then it is an impossibility to implement a punishment of stoning until half death on the Surah 4:25. Does half the number of stones will result in half death? This is the ridiculous part that stoning is not from God and that the command is not a death penalty but a  hundred lashes for married women or fifty lashes for the slaves. Besides that the throwing of stones is not Islamic but the religious belief of the nonbeliever. Muslims were never commanded by God to stone anybody. Below are their examples all done by wicked people as shown in the Quran:

Shuaid in Surah 11:91 “Were it not for thy family, we should certainly have stoned thee! For thou hast among us no great position!" Only the unbelievers will throw stones as in Surah 18:20 "For if they should come upon you, they would stone you or force you to return to their cult, and in that case ye would never attain prosperity." And the same example is shown by Abraham’s father as stated in Surah 19:46 "Dost thou hate my gods, O Abraham? If thou forbear not, I will indeed stone thee: Now get away from me for a good long while!"

Death penalty by killing the apostates

Surah 2:256 Let there be no compulsion: truth stands out clear from error. The Prophet of Islam never punished anybody to death because of their belief. In fact he abided what he has been directed by God on no compulsion and freedom of belief by the following verse of the Quran:

If it had been thy Lord's will, they would all have believed- all who are on earth! Wilt thou (O Muhammad) then compel mankind, against their will, to believe! (Surah 10:99)

And lower thy wing to the Believers who follow thee. Then if they disobey thee, say: "I am free (of responsibility) for what ye do!" (Surah 26:215-216)

Those who impose punishment on apostates and practice compulsion in their religion are not Muslims but they follow these kinds of people as mentioned in the Quran:

Said Pharaoh: "Believe ye in Him before I give you permission? Surely this is a trick which ye have planned in the city to drive out its people: but soon shall ye know (the consequences). "Be sure I will cut off your hands and your feet on opposite sides, and I will cause you all to die on the cross."

(Surah 7:123-124)

But none believed in Moses except some children of his people, because of the fear of Pharaoh and his chiefs, lest they should persecute them; and certainly Pharaoh was mighty on the earth and one who transgressed all bounds. (Surah 10:83)

The leaders, the arrogant party among his people, said: "O Shu'aib! We shall certainly drive thee out of our city - (thee) and those who believe with thee; or else ye (thou and they) shall have to return to our ways and religion." He said: "What! Even though we do detest (them)?

Prophet Muhammad practice freedom of religion as he obeyed God and he did not take matters into his own hand he leave to God to punish the apostates:

Say: "The truth is from your Lord": Let him who will believe, and let him who will, reject (it): for the wrong-doers We have prepared a Fire whose (smoke and flames), like the walls and roof of a tent, will hem them in: if they implore relief they will be granted water like melted brass, that will scald their faces, how dreadful the drink! How uncomfortable a couch to recline on! (Surah 18:29)

And if any of you turn back from their faith (become apostate) and die in unbelief, their works will bear no fruit in this life and in the Hereafter; they will be companions of the Fire and will abide therein. (Surah 2:217)

Those who believe, then reject faith, then believe (again) and (again) reject faith, and go on increasing in unbelief, Allah will not forgive them nor guide them nor guide them on the way. To the Hypocrites give the glad tidings that there is for them (but) a grievous penalty. (Surah 4:137-138)





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