!!The punishment of Stoning for those who commit adultery is very cruel
According to the Islamic Law (Shariah) in case of adultery (extramarital relationship), the adulterer and the adulteress will be stoned to death by the decree of the Court. However, if virgins commit fornication then the punishment is 100 lashes.
However, before any punishment is carried out, Islam requires that the evidence is conclusively established. Adultery and fornication have to be proven by four eyewitnesses who have seen the actual sexual intercourse or by the confession of the delinquents themselves. Pregnancy is not enough evidence. All Muslim Scholars (except Malik only) do not recognized pregnancy as enough evidence to carry out the punishment (100 lashes or stoning) because the woman might have been raped. Therefore if the woman claims to be raped, she will not be punished.
If a person accuses a woman or a man of committing illegal sexual intercourse, then the accuser has to bring four eyewitnesses who have seen the actual sexual intercourse. If not, the accuser will receive eighty lashes and his testimony will be rejected forever:
And those who accuse chaste women, and produce not four witnesses, FLOG THEM (THE ACCUSERS) WITH EIGHTY STRIPES AND REJECT THEIR TESTIMONY FOREVER. (Quran, 24:4)
Verily, those who accuse chaste, believing women, who never even think of anything touching their chastity, are cursed in this life and in the Hereafter, and for them will be great torment. (Quran, 24:23)
The punishment for adultery and fornication is intended to deter from committing these ugly shameful deeds. This punishment is for jeopardizing the whole community as adultery spreads diseases, destroys the family, and harms the individual and the entire society.
It should be emphasized that, the Bible also commands the killing of the adulterer and the adulteress. Therefore, criticizing this punishment implies criticizing the Bible, and this should not be acceptable to any true Jew or Christian!
According to the judgment of the Bible, if a man accuses his wife of not being a virgin, the wife’s father and mother have to bring proof that she was a virgin, otherwise, the wife will be STONED TO DEATH! THE WIFE’S TESTIMONY CARRIES NO WEIGHT! :
If a man takes a wife and, after lying with her, dislikes her and slanders her and gives her a bad name, saying, "I married this woman, but when I approached her, I DID NOT FIND PROOF OF HER VIRGINITY, "then the GIRL’S FATHER AND MOTHER SHALL BRING PROOF that she was a virgin to the town elders at the gate… Then her parents shall DISPLAY THE CLOTH before the elders of the town … If, however, the charge is true and no proof of the girl’s virginity can be found, she shall be brought to the door of her father’s house and there the men of her town SHALL STONE HER TO DEATH … (Deuteronomy 22:13-21)
The following is for those who do not believe in the Bible and the Quran:
According to the United Nations, AIDS will kill 70 million people over the next 20 years, unless efforts are made to curb the disease!
More than 40 million people worldwide have AIDS or are infected with HIV, the virus that causes the disease, up from 34 million two years ago, and infection rates are climbing, said the latest report from UNAIDS, the agency that coordinates U.N. AIDS programs.
AIDS threatens to wipe out a generation in Africa and destabilize the whole continent, warns the report!
AIDS killed a record 3 million people last year -- 2.2 MILLION IN AFRICA ALONE -- and HIV infected another 5 million worldwide. The disease, which has killed 20 million since its discovery in 1981, has so far created 14 million orphans. Three million of the 40 million people now infected are children under 15 years of age. The world must spend $7 billion to $10 billion a year by 2005 to tackle AIDS!
· Furthermore, in the United States, MORE THAN 65 MILLION PEOPLE are currently living with an incurable sexually transmitted disease (STD).
These dreadful consequences of promiscuous sexual relationships and deviant sexual practices were foretold by Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) about 1400 years ago. The Prophet, peace and blessings of God be upon him, said,
“If lewdness exists among people and then appears as a common and open practice, plagues and new diseases which did not exist before will spread among them.” [Ibn Maajah, Al-Hakim]
It is really shocking that the Western people think that it is unfair to kill the person who commits adultery, while they believe that innocent child born of adultery can be killed (aborted)
And consequently over HALF A MILLION TEENAGERS a year in America, choose to murder (or abort) their children.
These unfortunate children are killed in the wombs of their mothers and their mutilated corpses are discarded like garbage.
About 1.3 million abortions take place in America every year. From 1973 through 1996, more than 34 million legal abortions occurred in America!! 34 MILLION INNOCENT CHILDREN WERE KILLED TO SATISFY WESTERN SEXUAL MANIA !!!
It is really astonishing that these children are killed for the adultery committed by their parents. ISN’T THIS THE HEIGHT OF INHUMANITY AND HARSHNESS !
“They are losers who have killed their children foolishly, without knowledge…
They have indeed gone astray and were not guided.” (Quran 6:140)
Do they kill them because they cannot defend themselves and cannot talk, then on the Day of Judgment they will talk and complain to God!
That is your democracy!! Since the fetus cannot talk and defend itself you kill it. How barbaric !!!
Western Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.
Western Democracy is two human wolves and a fetus of their adultery voting on who should be killed for committing this sin !!!
- A survey by the National Opinion Research Center (University of Chicago) found that 25 percent of men had been unfaithful. (Joannie Schrof, "Adultery in America," U.S. News and World Report, 31 Aug. 1998, 31. )
An article in a 1997 issue of Newsweek magazine noted that various surveys suggest that as many as 30 percent of male Protestant ministers have had sexual relationships with women other than their wives.( Kenneth Woodward, "Sex, Morality and the Protestant Minister," Newsweek (28 July 1997), 62.
Some of those who oppose stoning are wicked people who want to exploit women, yet with no guarantees, no rights or security, financial or emotional. They want women to be like unpaid prostitutes to serve them as girlfriends. And should they become pregnant, it is their burden alone and they will have to choose whether to struggle with the responsibility for the upbringing of these illegitimate children or to have an abortion. In these permissive societies the woman is regarded as no more than a sex object and a commodity to be used for public consumption.
If this Islamic Law is applied and one or two adulterers or adulteresses are killed, it will deter these wicked people and millions of other people men and women from committing adultery. Therefore, it will deter them from exploiting women because if they are caught, they will be stoned to death. Furthermore, it will deter women from committing adultery with these wicked people and consequently it will be very difficult for these wicked people to find prostitutes or women who are willing to commit adultery.
In severe cases of Gangrene, doctors decide to amputate the affected part of the body to rescue the rest of the body. Is this unjust or harsh!
Because the amputation of the affected part of the body is less harmful than leaving the whole body to die!
Likewise, the death of the person who commits adultery is less harmful than the terrible consequences of the spread of adultery which were explained above
In Botswana, 39 percent of adults are infected with HIV or AIDS. Because of AIDS, life expectancy in Botswana has dropped below 40.
Suppose the Islamic Law is implemented in these countries. Every woman wears the Islamic hijab and men and women do not mix freely! After this if any one commits adultery, they get capital punishment, and suppose that only 2 or 3 adulterers or adulteresses are killed publicly. The question is, will AIDS and Other STDs increase, will they remain the same or will they decrease? Without doubt they will decrease dramatically and consequently millions of innocent lives will be saved. Islamic Law gets results. Islam has Practical Solutions for the Problems of Mankind. Perhaps these people oppose stoning because they want to get rid of the whole population of Africa. Maybe they want the curse of AIDS to wipe out all those helpless Africans
Islam is the best way of life because its teachings are not just pieces of advice but practical solutions for the problems of humans. Islamic teachings achieve fruitful results. Islam managed to minimize such evils.
When we consider all the facts, the greatness and wisdom of God’s Law appear.