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Adultery

Summary:


Council of Europe:

In Sharia law, adultery is strictly prohibited. Legal doctrine holds that the evidence must take the form of corroborating testimony from four witnesses to prove an individual’s guilt. These witnesses must be men of good repute and good Muslims. The punishment is severe and degrading, namely ‘a hundred lashes’. In the case of rape, which is seldom committed in public before four male witnesses who are good Muslims, punishing the rapist is difficult if notimpossible.17Inpractice, this obliges women to be accompanied by men when they go out and is not conducive to their independence.

http://www.assembly.coe.int/Committee/JUR/ajdoc282016.pdf

Quran 24:13

Quran 24:13 requires corroborating testimonies from four male witnesses to prove the rape of a girl or woman:

"Why did they not bring four witnesses to prove it? When they have not brought the witnesses, such men, in the sight of Allah, (stand forth) themselves as liars!" - Quran 24:13

The reporting and prosecution of such attacks are rare in the Muslim world since if the female plaintiff is unable to produce four male witnesses, she will be charged with lying, as well as adultery, which is a capital offense under Sharia law.

https://www.billionbibles.org/sharia/quran-24-13.htm

Hadith which specify stoning as the punishment:

The present-day Qur'an does not explicitly mention the act, but according to hadith, the Qur'anic verses of stoning were written on a piece of paper and were lost when a goat ate it:

[Narrated 'Aisha] "The verse of the stoning and of suckling an adult ten times were revealed, and they were (written) on a paper and kept under my bed. When the messenger of Allah expired and we were preoccupied with his death, a goat entered and ate away the paper."
Musnad Ahmad bin Hanbal. vol. 6. p. 269; Sunan Ibn Majah, p. 626; Ibn Qutaybah, Tawil Mukhtalafi 'l-Hadith (Cairo: Maktaba al-Kulliyat al-Azhariyya. 1966) p. 310; As-Suyuti, ad-Durru 'l-Manthur, vol. 2. p. 13
It was narrated that 'Aishah said: “The Verse of stoning and of breastfeeding an adult ten times was revealed, and the paper was with me under my pillow. When the Messenger of Allah died, we were preoccupied with his death, and a tame sheep came in and ate it.” (Hasan)

https://wikiislam.net/wiki/Qur%27an,_Hadith_and_Scholars:Stoning

 

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