Hands Amputation Penalty For Minor Thefts
Ustaz Javed Ahmad Ghamidi (ha) said that the hand amputation penalty will not be given for the minor thefts in the Islamic law. (e.g; if someone steals some fruits from the garden of his neighbour, if someone steals the sheep or cow from the way, or if a son takes out few thousand rupees from the wallet of his father, without his permission) But, there are many hadith which seems to be ordering for hand amputations for even the minor thefts. What are the contexts of these hadith?
One of them is;
The Prophet said, “Allah curses a man who steals an egg and gets his hand cut off, or steals a rope and gets his hands cut off.” Al-A’mash said, “People used to interpret the Baida as an iron helmet, and they used to think that the rope may cost a few dirhams.” (Sahih Bukhari Volume 8, Book 81, Number 774)
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