Questions tagged [hudud]

Hudud means limits. It refers to the limits or bounds of acceptable behaviour and the punishments for serious crimes.

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Is punishment for leaving Islam death?

It is commonly believed that if someone leaves Islam, by Sharia law the punishment is death. Is that true? I have heard some different opinions. Dr. Zakir Naik was once asked a similar question and ...
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Why should a person who disbelieves after becoming Muslim be executed?

Why is a person who is either born Muslim or who has accepted Islam later in life not allowed to change their religion? I have also heard that, in this case, the ruling for women would not be the same ...
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What is the punishment for someone who pirates digital files?

It is agreed upon that piracy is theft according to the question What is the Islamic stance on Internet Piracy? However, cutting the hand of someone for downloading a bad pop song seems a little… ...
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Where do we get the idea of beheading, stoning and hand-mutilation in Islam?

Does Quran say anything about beheading, stoning and hand-mutilation? How effective they are in case of controlling crimes? See this link. And this link. Aren't beheading, stoning and hand-...
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Is piracy a form of theft for the purposes of fiqh?

From this question What is the punishment for someone who pirates digital files?, the OP writes: It is agreed upon that piracy is theft according to the question Where does Islam stand on Internet ...
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Classification of zina in difficult situations (here: for a disabled person)

As salamualaikum May i ask once again a (maybe two in one) question on behalf of my dear sister's name. A long time ago she agreed that if i think she intended to marry, i should arrange it or at ...
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Would an adulterer(الزاني) or an adulteress(الزانية) be Stoned or Lashed, according to the Qur'an?

Some sources suggest that stoning is an Islamic prescription for adultery, but other sources suggest that it is not, and that only lashes are mentioned in the Qur'an. Due to the Ayah [24:2]: The [...
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Are white-collar crimes punishable under sharia?

White-collar crime refers to financially motivated nonviolent crime committed by business and government professionals. ... Typical white-collar crimes could possibly include fraud, bribery, Ponzi ...