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  • Ahmad Shoaib

    Contributor April 28, 2021 at 5:13 am

    Dr Javad Hashmi makes a very interesting point in the following Twitter thread. He says that the same way quran tells us to ready steeds of war, it gives punishments that are appropriate for the times where there were no jails for example. What are thoughts on this? It seems quite reasonable that laws be made tailored for societies. The Quran was revealed in 7th venture Arabia to 7th century Arabians. Isn’t it very obvious that society and culture and technology and human advancement would mean that some social issues would change in 1400 years?

    https://twitter.com/drjavadthashmi/status/1387200354459258882?s=21

  • Sohail Kouser

    Member April 28, 2021 at 6:47 am

    Hi

    Are laws like flogging, choping of hands, etc mentioned in Quran only for the time when Quran was being revealed or is it for all times.

    Its problematic for both stances. Who is going to decide which laws are for the time of revelation and which are for all times. If its only for that particular time then what Quran has to offer to modern times in terms of laws. If it is for all times then how is it compatible with modern sensitivities. Another related point is that without a central authority to regulate, quranic laws , etc are open to all sort of interpretations leading to confusion and above all misuse of these laws for vested interests. So couldnt God come up with more clarity or some final authority whose interpretation was binding on people.

    Also if Islamic laws evolve then what is the difference betwen worldly laws which also evolve and Islamic laws. Would expect God to do a better job for giving laws and saving people for being abused by vested unregulated religious authorities.

    • Ahmad Shoaib

      Contributor April 28, 2021 at 7:24 am

      I think the very nature of how society functions necessitates changing laws surely? I mean this is an opinion and I myself may at times disagree with it

  • Faisal Haroon

    Moderator April 28, 2021 at 10:38 am

    Such questions only arise not properly understanding that nature of punishments in the Quran.

    Please watch the following video to understand the matter in detail:

    https://youtu.be/KWETxiZcUN4

  • Faisal Haroon

    Moderator April 28, 2021 at 10:42 am

    So couldnt God come up with more clarity or some final authority whose interpretation was binding on people.

    This is not how God’s scheme is supposed to function. Please see the following post and watch the videos to understand God’s scheme in detail:

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  • Faisal Haroon

    Moderator April 28, 2021 at 10:43 am

    Please also watch to the following video from 1:32:40 to 1:43:04 in reference to punishments:

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