Saturday, 13 August 2011

There came to the Holy Prophet a woman from Ghamid and said: ‘Allah’s Messenger, I have committed adultery, so purify me.’

He said: ‘Well, if you insist upon it, then go away until you give birth to the child.’ When she was delivered she came with the child wrapped in a rag and said: ‘Here is the child whom I have given birth to.’ He said: ‘Go away and suckle him until you wean him.’

When she had weaned him, she came to the Holy Prophet with the child who was holding a piece of bread in his hand. She said: ‘Allah’s Apostle, here is he as I have weaned him and he eats food.’

He entrusted the child to one of the Muslims and then pronounced punishment. And she was put in a ditch up to her chest and he commanded people and they stoned her. Khalid bin 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.—Sahih Muslim Book 17 Number 4206


Cheradenine Zakalwe said...

One if the interesting aspects of the standard Sharia punishment for adultery - stoning - is that it contradicts the Koran.

The Koran says that adulterers should get 100 lashes, and it also says that adulterers should be allowed to marry only each other or infidels, which obviously implies that they are allowed to live.

Muslims claim the Koran is the infallible word of God, yet their own jurisprudence on adultery is based on the Sunnah, which mandates stoning, in clear contradiction to the Koran.

See a discussion of this here.

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