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  • Punishing Oneself For A Grave Sin

    Posted by Amin Ansar on November 19, 2023 at 10:20 pm

    If a Muslim commits a grave sin like robbery or adultery and is not caught by others, does it still apply to him that he must get himself punished by claiming to others he did something like this and then get the punishment such as getting his hands cut or get stoned? Just like there is a kaffara for a Muslim for breaking a fast without sound reason that he must keep 60 fasts does the same thing apply to aforementioned sins? Or he can simply do tauba and never return to those sins again while still giving himself some form of punishment such as feeding poor people or something else?

    Umer replied 1 week ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Punishing Oneself For A Grave Sin

    Umer updated 1 week ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
  • Umer

    Moderator November 22, 2023 at 4:53 am

    The punishments prescribed in sharia for crimes like adultery, thievery etc. are maximum punishments to be given to a conscious Muslim only when it is decided by the state that he deserves no linency. It is to be given by the state only when it captures the criminal. A person who has not yet been captured could do sincere repentance and mend his ways, make good any loss suffered by the other party at his hands and he should impose some sort of penalty on himself like feeding poor or giving charity etc.

    Regarding Kaffara of sixty fasts in case one breaks a fast intentionally, please see:

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  • Umer

    Moderator November 22, 2023 at 4:54 am

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