Legal Retribution (al-Qisâs) in Islam

My buddy Kamil Ahmad, currently a student at the Islamic University of Madinah, has posted up a nice article regarding legal retribution in Islam on his blog. Here’s a small quote from the article:

This past week a number of executions were carried out here in Madeenah, the City of the Prophet (SAW). I had the opportunity of witnessing a number of them. On Wednesday, the 2nd of May 2007, corresponding to the 15th of Rabee’ II 1428 A.H. at 10:00 AM four individuals were beheaded by sword for the crime of murder before my own eyes.

The issue of Al-Hudood, or the legislated punishments of Allah that we find in our Sharee’ah, has always been something accepted by Muslims throughout the centuries. It is only in recent times that this issue has become an area of debate amongst Muslims.

For those interested in reading the whole thing, you can read it here.


About Rasheed Gonzales
My name is Rasheed Gonzales. I’m a Muslim convert of Filipino descent. Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, I was guided to Islam through one of my younger brothers and a couple of friends, all of whom had converted to Islam sometime before me (may Allah reward them greatly). I am married with four children (and the praise is Allah’s) and also a volunteer for the Qur'an & Sunnah Society of Canada, based in Toronto.

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