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What is the method of capital punishment for murder?

States who have the death penalty for murder tend to have a common way of executing the offender, such as the electric chair, lethal injection, firing squad, decapitation etc. What are Islam's ...
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Why is there no capital punishment for killing a Dhimmi?

Context of this hadith? A Muslim is not to be killed for the murder of a non-Muslim. [Al-Bukhari]
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Can children demand death penalty for father if he murders their mother?

There was a case where a father killed the mother and the children demanded death sentence for the father. But it was rejected by the court because it said it was violating Islamic Law. It stated: "...
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Who is entitled to diyya in case of parents killing their child?

As far as I'm aware, at least some schools of law (in particular, the Shafiis) say that qisas does not apply in the case of a parent killing his/her child, and only diyya applies. I can't seem to find ...
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Does "whoever does not judge by what Allah has revealed" (Qur'an 5:45) only apply to judges (qadi)?

Indeed, We sent down the Torah, in which was guidance and light. The prophets who submitted [to Allah ] judged by it for the Jews, as did the rabbis and scholars by that with which they were entrusted ...
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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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How is Qisas done when equal retaliation is not possible?

For example, suppose that a tooth-less person breaks the teeth of another, or an eye-less person pokes out another's eye, or a woman cuts off a man's penis, or a man cuts off a woman's breasts etc. ...
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