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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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Does Islam permit honor killing?

After reading the following Verse of the Holy Qur'an, Those who commit unlawful sexual intercourse of your women - bring against them four [witnesses] from among you. And if they testify, confine ...
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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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Does unmarried pregnancy imply the hudud punishment in sharia?

As there are multiple hints to "ward off the hudud as much as possible", and I have not seen "unmarried pregnancy" as one of the conditions for fornication punishments till now. I am just asking this ...
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Does the imprisonment punishment exist in Shariah Law?

According to Islamic law, are there any cases in which imprisonment is prescribed as a punishment? And what alternatives exist? I am familiar with a few such as flogging, stoning and limb amputation ...
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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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How deep does the penis need to be inside before it's classed as zina and is subject to the hadd punishment?

I have read that zina that requires Hadd Punishment, only occurs when the head of the penis disappears into the vagina. If it only penetrates part of it, then it is not subject to Hadd punishment. ...
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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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How many witnesses are required to prove adultery?

Is it enough that two men see a couple hugging and fondling and copulating or do they have to see the actual penetration?
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Does verse 5:38 amputation contradict verse 5:45 "eye for an eye"? Contradicting death for apostasy and adultery? [closed]

The Qur'an put in the law of "an eye for an eye": "We ordained therein for them: 'Life for life, eye for eye, nose or nose, ear for ear, tooth for tooth, and wounds equal for equal.' But if any one ...
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Burden of proof of hirabah?

As far as I know, hirabah is a hadd offense, and so I expect that it comes with a specific burden of proof. I'm unable to find sources that explain that burden of proof Question: what burden of proof ...
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Tafsir 2:178 Sura al-Baqara, what dose '..female for the female..' means? [duplicate]

I maybe read this ayah many times but I didn't noticed it very well, until last night, me and my friend which he don't believe in anything. He told me: Suppose I killed your wife or your sister, ...
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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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What is the punishment for stealing more than twice?

I have read in a book that when a person steals once, his/her right hand is cut off. If he/she steals a second time than their left leg is cut off. But what if they steal a third time? I heard that ...
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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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Are dependents (such as children) taken into account before applying a hadd punishment?

Applying a hadd punishment, such as the death penalty or amputation, obviously either eliminates or greatly diminishes a person's earning potential. This is problematic when this person has ...
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What punishment is given if a person commits adultery after divorce or during iddah?

I heard that if the person commits zina (adultery), if he wasn't married yet, he gets punished with something like 1 year prison and 40 lashes, if he commits adultery while he's married, it's ...
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Will a non-Muslim be punished for false accusation of adultery?

Islam has a law whereby false accusation of adultery is punished: Those who accuse chaste women ˹of adultery˺ and fail to produce four witnesses, give them eighty lashes ˹each˺. And do not ever ...
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Is castration an allowed punishment in Islam?

Refer to here, which says that castration is prohibited in Islam: عن عبد الله بن مسعود قال : كنا نغزو مع رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم ، وليس لنا شيء ، فقلنا : ألا نستخصي ؟ فنهانا عن ذلك . رواه ...
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What happens if the burden of proof for a hadd crime is not met, in terms of criminal law?

The hadd crimes mostly come with specific requirements for the burden of proof that needs to be met to deal out the hadd punishment. It's clear what happens when the burden of proof is met, 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 ...
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May an Islamic state legislate the death penalty for non-sharia crimes?

Countries like Saudi Arabia have a number of capital offenses, some of which seem to extend beyond sharia law; e.g. the list on Wikipedia includes "espionage" and "drug smuggling". However, I don't ...
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Should non-violent Apostates be killed in Islam? [duplicate]

Verse [4:89] in the Quran states Apostates are to be killed: “They wish you would disbelieve as they disbelieved so you would be alike. So do not take from among them allies until they emigrate for ...
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Does receiving a hadd in this world cause the sin to be forgiven in the hereafter?

I have heard from somewhere that the hudod punishment being carried out on you in this world acts as an expiation for the sin committed (e.g. let's say your hand was cut off, then that would mean that ...
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Are hudud punishments only applicable if the sin occurred within a Muslim state?

If a Muslim commits a major sin i.e adultery, homosexuality, etc. outside the territory of a Muslim state, can he/she be put to death if they confess to the sin when they return to the Islamic state? ...
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Can Hadd punishments be given to slaves by the owner, without the ruler's permission?

Al-Shawkaani said: It was narrated from Abu’l-Zinaad from his father that the fuqaha’ of the people of Madeenah used to say that no one should carry out any of the hadd punishments except the ruler, ...
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If a widow, widower or divorcee commits zina then which punishment do they get? [duplicate]

The punishment for Zina is whipping for the unmarried felon and stoning for the married felon. In other words, the penalty is whipping for fornication and stoning for adultery. Suppose there is a ...
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How do you flog a fornicator?

People who commit unlawful sexual intercourse are supposed to be flogged/whipped. Is this to be done as hard as humanely possible or really soft? Is it also supposed to be done in private or public?
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Is the Hadd punishment of Zina applicable if the sinner is of a young age?

Asslamoalikum to all of my brothers and sisters My question is that if people commit zina at very early age (8-12 or basically under 18), will there be punishment of those of 100 lashes? And by the ...
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Is there a Hudud punishment for blaming someone on things he hasn't done?

Is there a Hudud punishment for blaming someone on things (bad things like crimes, haram actions and so on) he hasn't done? (English is not my first, and I think it is called defamation in English. ...
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Why punish sinners on earth (death sentence,jail etc) when they'l probablyl end up in Hell anyway?

It seems pointless to punish evil doers with earthly punishments when they will go to hell anyway for their bad deeds. I understand it's a good prevalent to prevent further crime but it seems strange ...
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If someone is executed under Sharia Law, are they granted heaven exclusively in the afterlife? [closed]

If a man (or women) is punished to death for some cardinal sin dictated to such punishment under sharia law, upon his death, in his afterlife will the soul be granted heaven exclusively? I think it ...
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Why are apostates executed and how is this compatible with freedom of belief? [duplicate]

I know this question has been asked before, but I have to search for the proof. In Islam, why are those who apostate from Islam executed, while Islam is based on the free will and freedom in choosing ...
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What is the punishment for necrophilia according to authentic references?

Is there any reports/narrations, fiqhi opinions or sharia manuals which mention the punishment for necrophilia in Islamic law if there is one?
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Why did Umar bin Al-Khataab sentence a lunatic woman to death?

Why did Umar ibn Al-Khattaab sentence a lunatic woman to death even though he knew that an insane person is not to be punished for his or her crime? Narrated Ali ibn AbuTalib: Ibn Abbas said: A ...
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Why were the hypocrites not killed?

There is a narration where a sahabi was given a list of the hypocrites of Madina, so the prophet (pbuh) knew of them but didn't do anything to them. Why did he do this if the punishment of apostasy is ...
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Is the punishment for rape stoning to death?

I was wondering if the punishment for rape is stoning. This includes the situations where the rapist or rape victim is married or not (meaning if the rape is also an act of adultery or just ...
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What is the punishment for stealing from my parents? [closed]

I am a 16 year old Muslim girl. I stole money from my mother to buy presents for my friends with intention of returning it back the following day. When she asked I denied it but she found out and said ...
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Is there a hadd punishment for gheebah/backbiting? Please Answer

Is there a hadd punishment for the crime of Gheebah in Islam, and if there is what is the hadd punishment for Gheebah?Please Answer
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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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Why isn't a women’s testimony accept in Hadd punishments?

Assalamu alaikum, Why isn’t a women’s testimony accepted in cases where a Hadd punishment is involved, or taken into account for the Hadd punishment?
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What was the punishment for practicing homosexuality (men) in the time of the Prophet (pbuh)?

Has there any reports of punishments handed out with the agreement of the prophet(pbuh) that have been recorded in a sahih hadith? Thank you in advance.
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What is the evidence that an Apostate is allowed to avoid execution by repentance?

I was asked this by an Apostate. He wanted to know what the evidence is that an Apostate can evade execution by repenting and returning to Islam. I know this is the judgement of the madhahib and Umar ...
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Was vigilantism done in fit of anger?

Report 1: Jewish woman under treaty was killed, prophet asked for killer to show up, subsequently it was informed that she reviled the prophet. The prophet condoned blood money and excused the killer. ...
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What the does Quran say about birds in general and/or specific bird species?

I am aware that the Hudhud is considered sacred, but I am wondering if there are any other species mentioned, such as seagulls, or if the Quran mandates specific behavior towards birds in general. Can ...
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Punishing zina with lashes and stoning in the 21st century

Is it an Islamic obligation for Muslim rulers even today to punish fornicators with 100 lashes and adulterers by stoning to death? Can other forms of punishment like fines, jail time, etc. replace the ...
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Are four witnesses needed to convict a slave?

Abd al-Rahman reported that 'Ali, while delivering the address said: O people, impose the prescribed punishment upon your slaves, those who are married and those not married, for a slave-woman ...
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What's the severest punishment giving to the rapists according to Islamic laws? [duplicate]

After a miserable and completely heartbreaking incident happened in Kathua, J&K, India, I would ask question that, in this case, what punishment does Allah(swt) give which is defined in the ...
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If a Muslim commits adultery while living in a non Islamic country (eg: the UK) is the punishment execution?

I suppose there are multiple angles to this question: Can a sharia court from outside the country of residence be used? Can punishment be carried out in a foreign country (where execution is not ...
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Why did the Prophet ﷺ order to cut off the hands and feet of the people who killed the shepherd?

Why did the Prophet order to cut off the hands and feet of the people who killed the shepherd? Narrated Anas bin Malik: Al-bukhari 5727 Some people from the tribes of Ukl and Uraina came to Allah's ...
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