If Islam was a peaceful religion, why would it allow people being decapitated stoned to death in public? Death by decapitation is my favourite method of execution.
DISCLAIMER: IF YOU UNDERAGE, KINDLY DO NOT READ IT.Why does Islam allow victims of rape to be stoned to death? You’ll have all your answers tonight!*
That’s the question I’ve heard several times. If I say, yes, it allows the acts mentioned above, you’ll agree it’s cruel. If I say it doesn’t allow ALL the acts, you’ll still say it’s cruel. If I say there are reasons for those punishments, you’ll still say it’s cruel. But what if I told you there are loopholes that prevent such things from ever happening?
I am going to proceed with the first issue- death by decapitation.
Before we go ahead, let me clarify yet again, like I have in my previous article that when Islam came to the Arabs, it not only came as a religion, it came as a way to moderate and liberalise the barbaric, lawless people into a civilization. There came justice and law and reform. Also, Islam was not spread by the sword. Yes, there were battles but those battles were not related to Islam directly, they were for self-defense against those who oppressed Muslims (yup, a bunch of people who were all for monotheism, basically). No one was ever forced to accept Islam. You can look into history all you want, and you will not find a single person who was converted by the force, or by violence.
Women were given their rights and were treated with equal respect as members of the society, and things like criminal offences and fair trials began to exist, so that a functional society could be born. Likewise, along came the concept of execution for crimes. Now if you don’t agree with the death sentence, then you have a problem with the entire law enforcement system of the world, not Islam. It would not be a debate against Islam.According to Islam, you cannot execute anyone without a fair trial by legal authorities. You CANNOT at random kill anyone even if you know they are guilty. You just can’t. You can’t start a war unless it’s announced by the state. The law is CLEAR. Vigilante justice doesn’t exist in Islam.
Moreover, this "barbaric" way of execution has been scientifically proven to be painless, or, for those who might have differing opinions, the least painful procedure of execution. Blood supply to the brain is stopped, the spinal cord is severed and you fall unconscious even if your muscles are twitching. Your body doesn’t feel it. Now, compared to the gas chambers, electrocution, lethal injections and even hangings, *the Islamic way is of execution the most merciful one and painless one.
PART IINow, for the second part- death by stoning!
Firstly let’s see why the law was implemented. As I have mentioned above, the Arabs were uncivilised, and like every civilized society must have some rules of decorum and etiquette, there was a need for it in the Arab world too. I know what’s coming- “How can YOU decide what’s proper and what’s not? We should be free to do WHATEVER we want, WHENEVER we want. It’s nature. It’s how we were made.” If that was really true, then what would be the difference between the people who live in the jungle or you? Would you, ever make out in front of your parents if my statement in inverted commas were true? Okay, even if you were shameless enough to carry out those acts in public, in front of people and elders- let’s look at this- would the president of the United States make out with his wife in public let alone have intercourse with her in public, if this was such a natural thing to do? No? So there is a need for manners in a civilised society, and I would like to believe that you agree with me.
Since that point is established, and you’ll know exactly why, I will proceed to the next one. The law of being stoned to death for the crimes of adultery and fornication DOES exist, but its purpose was to bring the decorum that I just mentioned above, not to necessarily punish sinners. Shocked? Let me tell you more. Muslims can and do have multiple partners, they do fornicate and commit adultery, they do have extra marital relations, they do all that and they are not stoned.
Yes, it’s still a grave sin to do all that and yes, it is believed that God will punish the sinners but why aren’t they stoned like a non-Muslim would have imagined we would be? That’s because when the law of stoning came, another law came that made it impossible to implement it unless people practically asked for it
(and I will explain why). And do you know, there has only been ONE time when a woman confessed, and she was given a very high status. Here the hadith about her-
Hazrat Umar said: Allah's Apostle, “You offer prayer for her, whereas she had committed adultery! Thereupon he said, “She has made such a repentance that if it were to be divided among seventy men of Medina, it would not be enough. Have you found any repentance better than this that she sacrificed her life for Allah, the Majestic?”So why does a person have to ask for it?
Think of this- the only condition- and only- is for four people to witness a man and woman doing “the act”. Not just seeing them go in a bedroom together, no. Not flirting. To see them fornicating. Now you tell me the odds yourself. Do you think that a couple would do the act in front of people to see and to be caught? Out in the open, even if it’s the norm? And even if it happens, and it does, that they are caught, what are the odds that they will be caught by two people? If by chance, one person does catch them red handed, by the time another person is called, will they still be continuing? And what are the odds, that three witnesses witness the act? We need four witnesses. Would two people in their right minds, continue with the act in front of four people in any scenario, do you imagine? And even if four witnesses are found, they have to be known for their veracity. THEY have to find ways to prove that they were at the certain place to witness, and if they are proven to be wrong, there is severe punishment for slanderers.
It is nearly impossible for all these conditions to be met, and that’s why this law was made, not that it could be exercised but so that it could bring some reform.Also, rape victims are NOT PUNISHED. This is a total lie. Rapists, that scum on earth, are punished and this would be the one time where I would agree with such extreme punishments.
The six year silly sentence doesn't stop anyone.
The laws do exist, but for a purpose. They might still sound extreme to you, but you would agree that they are not as commonly applied or extreme as you once thought they were.
So you see, it is quite impossible to even prove such a crime, let alone carry out the punishment. You grab any Muslim, I mean, any, and ask them if they have ever heard or witnessed someone being stoned and they’ll tell you, “Abdullah, got so got high one day. I don’t know what stuff he’s been smoking.”
I really don’t imagine someone cheating on their spouse will want to do it in public either. So yeah, just like most people in the civilised world (forget about the porn stars, shall we?), we don’t get to fornicate in public, boo-hoo! And NONE of us would like to ask to be stoned! Life is peachy as a Muslim!
I hope this clears a lot of misconceptions. If you don’t agree with me, which I suppose many of you won’t, there’s no punishment in the world or in Islam that would lead to your death or to your stoning, but these were things that I really wanted to let people know. If you have read through all of it, thank you very much!
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