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Is punishment for leaving Islam death?

A Muslim who turns back from Islam and returns to disbelief is called a مرتد (murtad) in Islamic jurisprudence. The basis of this is the usage of the term in the Quran: ومن يرتدد منكم عن دينه فيمت ...
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What is the punishment for necrophilia according to authentic references?

Yes, intercourse with a corpse is covered in fiqh. The punishment is a Tazir according to the Hanafis and the dominant opinion of the Shafi'is and Hanbalis. And it is the Hadd of Zina according to the ...
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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?

Here the basical references al-Muwatta' 1, 2, 3, 4 sunan abi Dawod, jami' at-Tirmidhi 1, 2 and sahih Muslim. The ruling among scholars is what ever makes ghusl necessary (because of marital ...
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Are dependents (such as children) taken into account before applying a hadd punishment?

Yes, but on a case-by-case basis. From the long hadith narrated on the authority of 'Abdullah ibn Buraida, the Prophet ﷺ delayed the stoning of a woman from Ghāmid till after her child had weaned: ...
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Does unmarried pregnancy imply the hudud punishment in sharia?

The evidence for the hadd of zina on which there is consensus is the testimony of four witnesses (Quran 4:15) or confession ( Hadith on the confession of Ma’iz bin Malik and the woman). The Hanafis ...
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Does the imprisonment punishment exist in Shariah Law?

No. As far as the Hadd (prescribed) punishments are concerned, imprisonment is not an official punishment. (Note: There was a time where women guilty of lewdness were imprisoned within their homes [...
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Why did Umar bin Al-Khataab sentence a lunatic woman to death?

The scholar Al-Khattabi said about this hadith: قلت لم يأمر عمررضي الله عنه برجم مجنونه مطبق عليها في الجنون ولا يجوز أن يخفى هذا ولا على أحد ممن بحضرته، ولكن هذه امرأة كانت تجن مرة وتفيق أخرى فرأى ...
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If a Muslim commits adultery while living in a non Islamic country (eg: the UK) is the punishment execution?

Adultery is haram no matter where one lives. The legal punishment however can only be enforced by the ruler of the Muslims or by someone who has been authorized by him. He is only responsible for ...
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Does unmarried pregnancy imply the hudud punishment in sharia?

Pregnancy might be a result of zina, but not a proof. As zina can only be proven by four witnesses if an accusation was given or four testimonies from a husband who has no witnesses plus a fifth to ...
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Burden of proof of hirabah?

The burden of proof for hirābah is not a matter that has a difference of opinions among scholars. Proof can be established through: Al-Iqrār (Arabic: الإقرار): Confession by the person committing ...
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Is there a hadd punishment for gheebah/backbiting? Please Answer

No there are only hadd punishment for what goes against one of the five fundamental goals of shari'a مقاصد الشريعة which are (I'll quote example cases where the punishment may apply for each of them): ...
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Classification of zina in difficult situations (here: for a disabled person)

It is indeed correct as per the verse (Surah Al-Isra 17:32) you referenced that Allah forbids us from approaching zina (unlawful sexual intercourse), and that zina is an immoral act. It is also ...
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Are hudud punishments only applicable if the sin occurred within a Muslim state?

Rulings (hudūd, Arabic: حدود) are not limited by where the actual crime took place. Long as there is evidence, a Muslim ruler may apply the punishment regardless of where or when the act was committed....
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If a widow, widower or divorcee commits zina then which punishment do they get?

Asalaam alaikum All Sunni schools of jurisprudence agree that zināa is to be punished with stoning to death if the offender is a free, adult, married or previously married Muslim (muhsan). Persons who ...
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Does receiving a hadd in this world cause the sin to be forgiven in the hereafter?

"‘Ubada b. as-Samit reported that God's messenger said when a number of his Companions were around him, “Swear allegiance to me on the basis that you will not associate anything with God, or ...
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What is the punishment for stealing from my parents?

I am assuming that you are asking about the legal punishment that is enforced by the state, as otherwise there is no prescribed way to educate or discipline children. I think parents might try to ...
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Is the punishment for rape stoning to death?

Please see What are the Islamic rulings on Rape? for the punishment of rape under Islamic law. The punishment for Rape can be stoning to death if the culprit is 'muhsan' (is married or was married in ...
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What is the evidence that an Apostate is allowed to avoid execution by repentance?

The Hadith about the man who reverted to Islam after apostasy and was allowed to live: أن رجلا من الأنصار ارتد عن الإسلام، ولحق بالمشركين، فأنزل الله تعالى: {كيف يهدي الله قوما كفروا بعد إيمانهم} [آل ...
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I ejaculated inside but penis head was not fully inside now hadd punishment is imposed or not?

IslamQA said: Firstly: In the case of zina, the hadd punishment is conditional upon penetration, which means that the head of the penis disappears into the vagina. If it does not penetrate it or only ...
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If a Muslim commits adultery while living in a non Islamic country (eg: the UK) is the punishment execution?

According to most traditional Sunni fiqh, the answer is usually 5 times No because answer 1 is a No. Also according to Sharia law, punishment according to Sharia is to be executed by the institution ...
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Why punish sinners on earth (death sentence,jail etc) when they'l probablyl end up in Hell anyway?

The Prophet Muhammad (S. A. '. S) is noted to have said, A wrong done in this world that is punished, will not be punished in the hereafter. A wrong done in this world that is not punished in this ...
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How do you flog a fornicator?

For a normal healthy person, the strike should be of medium intensity, neither too soft so as to be ineffective, nor too hard so as to wound or kill. The whip should neither be totally worn nor new. ...
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Is the Hadd punishment of Zina applicable if the sinner is of a young age?

One of the conditions for applying the Hadd punishment is that the perpetrator must be accountable, it does not apply to a child below the age of puberty. رفع القلم عن ثلاثة عن النائم حتى يستيقظ ...
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Is there a Hudud punishment for blaming someone on things he hasn't done?

Generally no, there is no Hudud punishment for slandering. One exception is Qadhf, which is making false accusation of immoral actions. In that case yes there is Hudud punishment for it but it is ...
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Is castration an allowed punishment in Islam?

I found no Sahih hadith regarding the subject, but I have found several Hasan hadith that all go along the lines of this: "Whoever kills his slave, we will kill him: whoever mutilates (his slave). ...
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What happens if the burden of proof for a hadd crime is not met, in terms of criminal law?

If the burden of proof is not met or there's a doubt (even in case of an adulterer who in first place admitted his crime, but then retracted his statement or in case of a drunk when the only evidence ...
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If someone is executed under Sharia Law, are they granted heaven exclusively in the afterlife?

This is an open and shut case: "We were with the Prophet (ﷺ) [in a gathering] and he said: 'Pledge to me that you will not associate [anything as] partners with Allah, and that you will not steal ...
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Are white-collar crimes punishable under sharia?

There is something called Tazeer, where a state or court can declare a punishment for a crime that doesn't have a divinely sanctioned punishment. In practice most Islamic countries have legislation to ...
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What is the prescribed punishment if one kills their slave intentionally?

Killing of a slave is haram. Their blood is sacred like any other muslim or dhimmi and can not be shed without a legal right. If one kills his own slave, then there will not be any Qisas. That is ...
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What is the punishment for someone who pirates digital files?

Hadd punishments can't be prescribed for piracy because this kind of theft is not like normal theft. There is no witness for this. The only evidence is the computer records. The Islamic goverments ...

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