Thursday, October 12, 2017

What Does Islam Teach About... Stoning and Adultery

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What Does Islam 
Teach About...

Stoning and Adultery

Islamic law (Sharia) requires that adulterers
be put to death,
since it was the example set by Muhammad. 
Verses from the sahih (authentic) hadith
let us know that the caliphs following Muhammad
carried on the tradition of stoning
(al-Tirmidhi 1431Sunan Ibn Majah 20:2553,
Sahih Bukhari 82:803).


Sahih Muslim (17:4206) -
A woman who became pregnant
confesses to Muhammad
that she is guilty of adultery. 
Muhammad allows her to have the child,
then has her stoned.
The description is graphic:
"Khalid b Walid came forward with a stone
which he flung at her head
and there spurted blood
on the face of Khalid and so he abused her."


Ibn Ishaq (970) - "The adulterer must be stoned." 
These words were a part of Muhammad's
farewell address to his people
on the occasion of his final pilgrimage to Mecca.

Islamic Law - "The stone shall not be so big
so as to kill the person by one or two strikes,
neither shall it be so small
that it cannot be called a stone"  
The victim is intended to suffer.