Saturday, October 11, 2014


Do you agree with chopping people's hands off if they stole something?

We have to believe in every Punishment prescribed by Allah سبحانه و تعالى. And accept it and love the wisdom behind it. And this is true submission. It is not for us to say anything on the matter when it's been established. 

And as with any punishment - thieves should think about the future consequences before stealing. So should the murderer before murdering. And so should the rapist before raping. All three are bad and worth punishment. And severe crimes deserve serious punishment. 

Anyway - Muslims give to the poor and needy year round (zakah and sadaqah) and these people may go to the Mosque or as another user mention - Bayt al-Mal ("House of Wealth") if they need assistance. They do not need to 'steal' in order to feed their families. 

Nevertheless, books of Fiqh (jurisprudence) outline that the punishment for theft doesn't apply when you steal something from the clear open. It applies when you steal something that is hidden away for safe keeping (such as in a safe or cupboard).

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