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I am wondering why the Quran only says what the punishment is for unmarried fornicators but does not mention the stoning of adulterers ( which seems to be a much more serious crime and a much more severe punishment).

Edit: Apparently iv'e been told i'm wrong that the Quran doesn't mention a punishment for adulterers and it would seem that the same punishment ( lashing ) applies to both unmarried and married individuals. So my question would be why is the stoning not mentioned in the Quran ( which is exclusive to married persons), but the lashing is?

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Who told you that the punishment of an adulterer or adulteress is not mentioned in the Quran?

The punishment is mentioned in the Quran. The zaniyah and zani found guilty of sexual intercourse - lash each one of them with a hundred lashes, and do not be taken by pity for them in the religion of Allah, if you should believe in Allah and the Last Day. And let a group of the believers witness their punishment. (Surah 24:2)

Both the words "zaniyah" and "zani" came from the root word zina. Therefore, the adulterer is included in "zani" and adultress is included in "zaniyah".

Both the adulterer and adultress is to be lashed 100 times and it is proved by the above verse.

However, stoning the adulterer is a Sunnah and this mentioned in several Hadith.

I hope you got the answer.

  • Sure, so I guess this means that adulterers are lashed, and stoned to death. So my question is why is the stoning not mentioned in the Quran ( which is exclusive to adulterers). – John Doe May 25 at 17:43

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