On this Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halal#Animals
In Islam, killing a human being is not permissible without a legitimate cause. Especially killing a Muslim person, since this has been stressed and explicitly mentioned many times in both Quran and Sunnah. According to the Islamic law, the legitimate reasons that make a Muslim's blood (life) permissible and so could be killed, can be mainly categorized into two groups:
- Reasons that don't annul Muslim's faith (still a Muslim).
- Reasons that annul Muslim's faith (becomes non-Muslim).
Reasons that don't annul Muslim's faith
Reasons that annul Muslim's faith
Apostasy from Islam, whether explicit or by committing any act that annuls Muslim's faith and hence becoming an apostate e.g. disparaging or disrespecting Islam's prophet Muhammad, abandoning or denying the Salat, etc.
In my religion, everything works eye for an eye. If someone kills someone you care about, you kill them back. Other then that, I feel that there should be no other justifiable reason to kill somebody.
I cannot figure out what this wikipedia is trying to say, it seems like it's deliberately confusing and there is no explanation why there is more then 1 acceptable reason to kill a person (kill someone who has killed).
"Reasons that don't annul Muslim's faith" it says that Muslims can commit acts of Murder and Adultery and that will not invalidate their Muslim faith.
So the way I interpret this is that:
"Reasons that don't annul Muslim's faith (still a Muslim)." States that it is acceptable to kill anybody for anything and it is acceptable to commit adultery (rape) in the Islamic religion.
And the second reason why it is acceptable for killing another human being:
"Reasons that annul Muslim's faith (becomes non-Muslim). Yet there is no list of reasons that invalidate a Muslim's faith, so I can only assume that nothing a Muslim does will invalidate a Muslim's faith so Muslim's are excluded from being acceptable to be murdered.
The way I see it then is that this system basically allows Muslims to murder and rape anyone for anything they wish as long as they don't murder their own people.
Can someone please clarify if I am understanding this right and if not, what is the true meaning of these words in this Wikipedia article.