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  • Quran 8:60 – Steeds Of War And Islamic Punishments

    Posted by Ahmad Shoaib on May 23, 2021 at 11:14 am

    Allah says to prepare the steeds of war and we know that if it were revealed today it would probably say prepare the drones or tanks.

    So why, when it is said to cut the hand of the thief do we think that it wouldn’t change today?

    Faisal Haroon replied 3 years, 1 month ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Quran 8:60 – Steeds Of War And Islamic Punishments

    Faisal Haroon updated 3 years, 1 month ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
  • Fahad Iqbal

    Member May 23, 2021 at 11:42 am

    Good Observation and Question. I agree with you that these Quranic Punishments were contextual and were specific for that period of Arab History(7th Century Arabia). They were given to regulate a Bedouin Tribal society. These Punishment’s were progressive during that time as they replaced some barbaric attitudes, tribal warfare & Jahaliyat to create a relative peace and unity among Arab Tribes. I think in Todays world These Punishments should be reformed into secular penal punishments. Financial Losses and Prison Time etc.

    For Example the Punishment of Zina in Quran, Public Whipping through lashes Witnessed by members of Community. Now this punishment is certainly a tribal form of punishment. It is not applicable in todays world. Instead it should be replaced by Financial losses or specific Jail time in prisons.

    Similarly the Witness Criteria now a days not only includes the Eye Witnesses. Modern Methods such as Finger Prints and Evidence from Camera and other circumstantial evidences are also considered.

  • Faisal Haroon

    Moderator May 23, 2021 at 4:26 pm

    Certain things in the Quran are specific to the time and the situation, and others are generic. Punishments are of the latter category. Context of the verses in addition to some due contemplation makes things very clear.

  • Faisal Haroon

    Moderator May 23, 2021 at 4:28 pm

    In reference to punishments, one should understand Quran’s viewpoint about them. Please see the following for details:

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