If someone is found to be guilty of theft, there applies Islamic law concerning theft; that is, the hand should be cut off from the wrist joint.
“[As for] the thief, the male and the female, amputate their hands in recompense for what they earned [i.e. committed] as a deterrent [punishment] from Allah. And Allah is Exalted in Might and Wise.” [Quran 5:38]
Now my questions are,
- Does this apply to all cases of theft, or are there certain preconditions?
- Which are the countries where this law is applicable?
- Is there any record of how many people got this punishment? (country wise where this rule applies)