Tag: Legal Punishment حدود

Hadith on Pardon: Conceal legal offenses from punishment if possible

October 5, 2016

Ibn Umar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Keep away from these ugly deeds that Allah has prohibited. Whoever falls into them should cover himself with the covering of Allah Almighty.” Ash-Shafi’ee, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “It is narrated from Abu Bakr, may Allah be pleased […]

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Ali on Adultery: No punishment for the woman forced into adultery

May 11, 2016

Abdur Rahman As-Salami reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, was asked to judge a woman who had been suffering from thirst. She had passed by a shepherd and asked him for water. The man refused to give her anything unless she offered herself to him, so she had intercourse with him. […]

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Hadith on Pardon: Forgive punishments as a matter of chivalry and righteousness

April 1, 2016

Ibn Umar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Waive the punishments with magnanimity, for that is part of righteousness.” In another narration, the Prophet said, “Except for those regarding the legal limits (ḥudūd) of Allah.” Source: Makārim al-Akhlāq lil-Ṭabarānī 62 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنِ ابْنِ عُمَرَ […]

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Hadith on Diyyah: The victim’s relatives my seek compensation or capital punishment

March 16, 2016

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever has a relative killed has two legal choices: either he is paid the blood money or he takes the life of the killer.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 6486, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1355 Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and […]

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Umar on Punishment: It is better to not punish a criminal than to punish him with doubts

December 16, 2015

Ibrahim Al-Nakha’i reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “That I relax the legal punishments is more beloved to me than applying them with doubts.” Source: Muṣannaf Ibn Abī Shaybah 27926 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to As-Sakhawi عَنْ إبْرَاهِيمَ قَالَ قَالَ عُمَرُ بْنُ الْخَطَّابِ رضي الله عنه لَئِنْ أُعَطِّلُ الْحُدُودَ بِالشُّبُهَاتِ أَحَبُّ […]

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Hadith on Punishments: Do not apply legal punishments if you have an excuse

December 16, 2015

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Avoid applying legal punishments as long as you find an excuse to avoid them.” Source: Sunan Ibn Majah 2545, Grade: Hasan (fair) according to As-Suyuti As-Suyuti said, “A principle of law states that legal punishments are suspended by doubts.” Source: al-Ashbāh […]

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Abu Bakr on Punishment: I would prefer for Allah to cover their sins than punish them

December 18, 2014

Zubaid ibn As-Salt reported: I heard Abu Bakr, may Allah be pleased with him, say, “Were I to get hold of a drinker of wine, I would prefer for Allah to cover his sin. And were I to get hold of a thief, I would prefer for Allah to cover his sin.” Source: Musannaf Ibn […]

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Abu Bakr on Decapitation: Do you follow the way of the Romans and Persians?

August 19, 2014

Uqbah ibn Amir reported: He came to Abu Bakr, may Allah be pleased with him, with a severed head and Abu Bakr condemned it. Uqbah said, “O Caliph of the Messenger of Allah, they do that to us!” Abu Bakr said, “So you follow the way of the Persians and Romans? Rather, do not come to […]

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Ibn Taymiyyah on Takfeer: The scholars would not excommunicate those who excommunicated them

August 5, 2014

Ibn Taymiyyah said, “Thus, the scholars and people of the Sunnah would not excommunicate (takfeer) those who opposed them even if their opponents declared them to be unbelievers, for the matter of unbelief is a legal judgment and a person may not punish with the like of it, such as if someone lies against you […]

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Umar on Justice: The people are fit for justice and their rights, not the sword and lash

July 2, 2014

Sa’ib ibn Muhammad reported: Jarrah ibn Abdullah wrote to Umar ibn Abdul Aziz saying, “Peace be upon you. To proceed: The people of Khorasan have become unruly to govern. Indeed, they are fit for nothing but the sword and the lash. If the leader of the believers gives me permission, I will enact this policy.” Umar […]

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