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  • ECHR Ruling: 

    "sharia law is incompatible with democracy and human rights"

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    Annual Report 2003 of the European Court of Human Rights

    Council of Europe

  • Country: 
    Malaysia
    News Date: 
    03/09/2018
    Summary: 

    Two Malaysian Muslim women convicted under Islamic laws of attempting to have sexual relations were caned Monday in a rare public whipping that was slammed by rights activists as a grave miscarriage of justice. Lawyers and activists said the women, aged 22 and 32, were seated on stools facing the judges and given six strokes from a light rattan cane on their backs by female prison officers. More than 100 people witnessed the caning in a Shariah courtroom in northeast Terengganu state, they said.

  • Summary: 

    From very early on, Sharia judges utilized a “near endless list of ambiguities” that functioned as an “escape hatch” from corporal punishment. Even in the few Muslim majority nations where Hudud sentences are still applied (e.g., Nigeria, Sudan, Iran, and Saudi Arabia), they are infrequently carried out:

    Between 1981 and 1992, there were four executions by stoning in Saudi Arabia and forty-five amputations for theft. In a one-year sample (1982-83), out of 4,925 convictions for theft, only two hands were cut off. The rest of the guilty were punished by taʿzīr [discretionary sentencing applicable to lesser crimes]. In the same time period, out of 659 convictions for Hudud-level sexual crimes, no one was stoned. Many death sentences are the result of political punishments, not the Hudud. In Nigeria’s northern states, all of which have adopted Shariah-based legal codes, a few amputations for theft have taken place. There have been at least two sentences to death for adultery, but in all cases so far ambiguities were found to release the guilty party.

    Admin: Four executions by stoning and 45 amputations in a decade seems to be an acceptable price to pay for liberals to try and exculpate sharia. This article also erroneously implies sharia only appiies to Muslims when the manual of sharia clearly states that, with a few exceptions, it does apply to non-Muslims. The article also ignore the many people slaughtered by sharia vigilantes for 'blasphemy', insulting Islam etc.

  • Country: 
    Bangladesh
    News Date: 
    29/03/2011
    Summary: 

    Hena Akhter's last words to her mother proclaimed her innocence. But it was too late to save the 14-year-old girl. Her fellow villagers in Bangladesh's Shariatpur district had already passed harsh judgment on her. Guilty, they said, of having an affair with a married man. The imam from the local mosque ordered the fatwa, or religious ruling, and the punishment: 101 lashes delivered swiftly, deliberately in public.

    Hena dropped after 70.

  • Summary: 
    Islamophobia? Under Islam I was raped, I was put in prison, I was lashed, I was beaten, I was sold into marriage, I was literally broken down into pieces and I had to build myself back up. Do you really think my fear is irrational? I have every single right and reason to fear this ideology.” Aynaz Anni Cyrus
  • Country: 
    Indonesia
    News Date: 
    05/03/2018
    Summary: 

    Two Indonesian Christians were publicly  last week after violating the country’s increasing adoption of Sharia Law. The two men, Dahlan Silitonga, 61 and Tjia Nyuk Hwa, 45, received six and seven beatings with a rattan stick from a man wearing a robe and headscarf. Around 300 spectators, including groups of tourists from Malaysia, reportedly took ph

  • Summary: 

    “It’s culture, not religion” is a phrase often used to explain away problematic practices common in Muslim countries and communities. Sharia is Islamic law that has influenced societies with different languages, cultures, histories, and interpretations of Islam. In the face of a worrisome incident, many Muslims believe that Islam has been misinterpreted, while others believe it agreeable to Islamic teachings. Is it accurate to say that the negative aspects of Sharia are not based on Islamic teachings, that the negative influences are primarily external to religion?

    To answer this truthfully, one must go to the Islamic religious texts. Sharia is derived primarily from the Quran and hadith. The Quran is the holy book of Islam, believed to be the literal word of God. It is believed to have passed verbally from the angel Jibril (Gabriel) to Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, who then relayed it to his followers over the course of two decades. It is the ultimate authority in Islam, traditionally believed to be a guidance for all times. A hadith is a report that describes the actions of Muhammad and his followers. They are important in understanding the Quran as they supplement many of its verses, and have played an essential role in the development of Islamic jurisprudence. The hadith are second only to the Quran.

    The importance of hadith is in its practical application. For example, the Quran instructs Muslims to pray, but does not clearly specify how or how often. The Hadith gives instruction on not only how to pray, but clarifies that Muslims must pray five times a day. Individual hadith are classified as (1) sahih (“authentic”), which is the highest classification, (2) hasan (“good”) or (3) da’if (“weak”). The classifications are based on how credible the hadith collectors found the chain of narration, tracing the chain to the originator of the content of the report. Unless otherwise stated, all of the hadith we use for this article are sahih hadith. Still, one should spend a moment deliberating that all of the hadith, including those classified as weak, are from Muslim sources, favored towards Islam. Finally, this article also looks at tafsir (the exegesis of the Quran) to provide more context to certain verses.

    We will look at verses from the Quran and hadith on four subject areas: women’s testimony, torture, slavery, and jizya, the special tax required from non-Muslims. This article is by no means a comprehensive list of controversial topics related to Islam, but it is meant to provide a basis of understanding some influential writings in authoritative Islamic sources regarding these topics.

  • Country: 
    Indonesia
    News Date: 
    14/07/2017
    Summary: 

    In an interview with the local media, Vice Governor Nova Iriansyah said that because of the international attention on public whippings: “We will minimalize press coverage and conduct it inside prisons. Right now it’s in front of the mosque, right after Friday prayers.”

  • Country: 
    Indonesia
    News Date: 
    20/03/2017
    Summary: 

    A WOMAN was caned during a public flogging by a "Sharia law enforcer"- for spending time with a man who was not her husband.

  • Country: 
    Indonesia
    News Date: 
    10/02/2017
    Summary: 

    The poor woman can be heard screaming in agony as she is beaten by a masked man while a cheering crowd watch on. A large number of men and women can be seen watching on while filming the despicable act on their phones. The masked man teases the crowd by cruelly moving the wooden cane close to his victim’s back, as the audience whoop and cheer.

  • Country: 
    Nigeria
    News Date: 
    17/02/2004
    Summary: 

    HRW:

  • Country: 
    Nigeria
    News Date: 
    20/05/2002
    Summary: 

    Religious and ethnic clashes have cost thousands of lives in Nigeria in the past two years and the restoration of strict Islamic law in 12 of Nigeria's 36 states has sparked bloody riots between Christians and Muslims. Now with more harsh Sharia punishments pending, including stoning, whipping, amputation and execution, and the prospect of Sharia being extended to at least one state in the predominantly Christian south, the issue might tear the country apart.

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  • Country: 
    Sudan (the)
    News Date: 
    14/07/2015
    Summary: 

    Rights groups say arrest of Christians is further evidence of routine discrimination against non-Muslims, frequently punished for ‘indecent dress’

  • Country: 
    Indonesia
    News Date: 
    19/01/2018
    Summary: 

    An Indonesian Christian was publicly flogged on Friday (Jan 19) for selling alcohol in conservative Aceh province, a violation of Islamic law, as a crowd of onlookers including children jeered.
     

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  • Country: 
    Indonesia
    News Date: 
    17/11/2017
    Summary: 

    She was one of 10 people beaten in a share in Jantho, Aceh Besar Regency in Indonesia. The public Sharia beatings took place today in front of smiling guards. Photos show the woman being dragged to a stage to a hooded "executor" who then proceeds to beat the "adultery". Alongside the executor with the cane, another official is seen with a microphone.

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  • Country: 
    Indonesia
    News Date: 
    23/05/2017
    Summary: 
    • Men aged 20 and 23 given 85 lashes each for having gay sex in Indonesia 
    • This is the first time lashes have been given for homosexuality in Aceh province
    • Aceh is the only place in Indonesia where gay sex is outlawed under Sharia law
    • Pair were caught back in March when vigilante group burst into their home

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  • Country: 
    Indonesia
    News Date: 
    14/09/2017
    Summary: 

    A crowd gathers to watch a woman receive 100 lashes after being convicted of adultery.

    Admin: There have been reports that she later required hospital treatment.

  • Country: 
    Indonesia
    News Date: 
    11/09/2017
    Summary: 
    • Those forced to take the brutal lashings were hit whipped between 10 and 29 times for their so-called crimes  
    • The beatings occurred in Aceh, which is the only province in the country which implements Sharia law in full
    • People flogged for range of things such as gambling, drinking alcohol, gay sex or any non-marital relationship
    • More than 90 per cent of 255million people who live in Indonesia describe themselves as practicing Muslims

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  • Country: 
    Indonesia
    News Date: 
    14/07/2017
    Summary: 

    THESE harrowing images show the moment men and women are whipped in front of children as punishment under the strict Islamic laws used in Indonesia.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    28/05/2017
    Summary: 

    THE mosque where bomber Salman Abedi ­worshipped hosted hate preachers who called for British soldiers to be killed and gays and adulterers to be stoned to death.

  • Country: 
    Indonesia
    News Date: 
    23/05/2017
  • Country: 
    Indonesia
    News Date: 
    21/05/2017
    Summary: 

    IT is clear that Islamist elements are increasing their influence in Australia’s biggest neighbouring country, Indonesia.

  • Country: 
    Indonesia
    News Date: 
    08/04/2017
    Summary: 

    Two men in Indonesia's conservative Aceh province face up to 100 strokes of the cane each after neighbours reported them to Shariah police for having gay sex.

  • Country: 
    Indonesia
    News Date: 
    13/04/2016
    Summary: 

    An elderly Christian woman has been caned in Indonesia, the first time a Sharia law punishment has been meted out to a non-Muslim. The 60-year-old, who was convicted of selling alcohol, was whipped nearly 30 times with a rattan cane, before a crowd of hundreds, in Aceh province on Tuesday, according to reports.

  • Compatibility of Sharia law with the ECHR: can States Parties to the Convention be signatories of the ‘Cairo Declaration’?

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    2.1. Sharia law

    5. For the purposes of this study, it is essential to define Sharia law, its sources, its legal force and its problematic aspects in terms of the European Convention on Human Rights.

    6. Sharia law is understood as being ‘the path to be followed’, that is, the ‘law’ to be obeyed by every Muslim. It divides all human action into five categories – what is obligatory, recommended, neutral, disapproved of and prohibited – and takes two forms: a legal ruling (hukm), designed to organise society and deal with everyday situations, and the fatwa, a legal opinion intended to cover a special situation. Sharia law is therefore meant in essence to be positive law enforceable on Muslims. Accordingly, it can be defined as ‘the sacred Law of Islam’, that is, ‘an all-embracing body of religious duties, the totality of Allah’s commands that regulate the life of every Muslim in all its aspects’.

    2.1.1. Sources

    7. The prescriptions of Sharia law originate in the Qur’an, held to be a work that is ‘perfect and unchangeable’. 6 The Qur’an constitutes the primary source of law and consists of 114 surahs or chapters, themselves divided into 6,219 verses, which are sentences or groups of sentences expressing one or more revealed thoughts. 7 However, an Islamic exegesis (tafsir) of the Qur’an is necessary for abstruse passages, and this has given rise to a number of schools.

    8. The Sunna, the traditions and practices of the Prophet, is another original source, relating the religious deeds and sayings of the Prophet Muhammad as narrated by his disciples (Sunni branch) or by the imams (Shia branch).

    9. In addition to these two basic texts of Islamic law there are secondary sources such as consensus (ijma‘), analogical deduction (qiyas) and individual reasoning based on the general principles of Islam (ijtihad), which have produced a plethora of interpretations. Added to these are spontaneous sources such as local custom (‘urf) and judicial practice (‘amal).

    10. Fiqh, the temporal interpretation of the rules of Sharia law, brings together all the rules that had been systematised by the end of the fifth century after the Hijra. There are various schools of Islamic jurisprudence. They include the four Sunni schools: the Hanafi school of Abu Hanifa, the Maliki school of Malik ibn Anas, the Shafi‘i school of Muhammad ibn Idris al-Shafi‘i and the Hanbali school of Ahmad ibn Hanbal. There are at least two main Shia schools: the Ja‘fari and the Zaydi.

    2.1.2. Legal nature

    11. While most States with Muslim majorities have inserted a provision referring to Islam or Islamic law in their constitutions, the effect of these provisions is symbolic or confined to family law. Admittedly, these religious provisions may have a legal effect if raised in the courts and a political effect if they intrude into institutional attitudes and practices. 9 However, the authority of Sharia law is derived directly from the Qur’an, and traditional Islamic law contains no effective provisions concerning its position in the pyramid of norms. 10

    2.1.3. Sharia law: problematic rules in relation to the European Convention on Human Rights

    12. In this study I shall be looking at the general principles of Sharia law in relation to the European Convention on Human Rights and particularly Article 14, which prohibits discrimination on grounds such as sex or religion and Article 5 of Protocol No. 7 to the Convention, which establishes equality between spouses in law. In this context, reference should also be made to other provisions of the Convention and its additional protocols – such as Article 2 (right to life), Article 3 (prohibition of torture or inhuman or degrading treatment), Article 6 (right to a fair trial), Article 8 (Right to respect for private and family life), Article 9 (freedom of religion), Article 1 of Protocol No. 1 (protection of property) and Protocols Nos. 6 and 13 prohibiting the death penalty. Here we shall find some problematic features that warrant further analysis.

    13. In Islamic family law, men have authority over women. Surah 4:34 states: ‘Men have authority over women because God has made the one superior to the other, and because they spend their wealth to maintain them. Good women are obedient. They guard their unseen parts because God has guarded them. As for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them and forsake them in beds apart, and beat them. Then if they obey you, take no further action against them. Surely God is high, supreme.’ While wives clearly have a duty of fidelity, husbands do not. In Sharia law, adultery is strictly prohibited. Legal doctrine holds that the evidence must take the form of corroborating testimony from four witnesses15 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 not impossible. In practice, this obliges women to be accompanied by men when they go out and is not conducive to their independence. While divorce by mutual consent is enshrined in Islamic law, the application has to come from the wife, since the husband can repudiate his wife at any time. There is also the question of equal rights with regard to divorce arrangements such as custody of children.

    14. For division of an estate among the heirs, distinctions are made according to the sex of the heir. A male heir has a double share, whereas a female heir has a single share. The rights of a surviving wife are half those of a surviving husband.

    15. In criminal cases, cruel, inhuman and degrading punishments are authorised by Sharia law, including death by stoning, beheading and hanging, amputation of limbs, and flogging. Apostasy results, firstly, in the apostate’s civil death, with the estate passing to the heirs, and, secondly, in the apostate’s execution if he or she does not recant. Lastly, non-Muslims do not have the same rights as Muslims in civil and criminal law, which is discrimination on the ground of religion within the meaning of Article 14 of the Convention.

  • Country: 
    Indonesia
    News Date: 
    30/11/2010
    Summary: 

    My mom came to get me [from the Sharia police office] at 7 a.m. I was crying. The head lecturer at my campus, Doni, was there to lecture me. A Sharia police officer told him that I had been caught [on an isolated road on a motorcycle with my boyfriend]. He told my mom and me that I should be buried and stoned to death. I said, “Sir, I was only trying to look for a shortcut, and I should be stoned for that? What about the officers who raped me last night?”

  • Country: 
    Indonesia
    News Date: 
    27/02/2017
    Summary: 

    An Indonesian man collapsed while being publicly caned Monday for spending time with a woman who is not his wife in contravention of sharia laws in a Muslim part of the country.

  • Country: 
    Malaysia
    News Date: 
    19/02/2017
    Summary: 

    Christians in Malaysia are becoming increasingly concerned about attempts to give Islamic courts more power and the ability to impose prison time of up to 30 years. The country's Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) is trying to strengthen the position of Sharia law in the multi-cultural society. Around 60 per cent of the nation are Muslim, 20 per cent Buddhists, 10 per cent Christians and 6 per cent Hindus.

  • Country: 
    Indonesia
    News Date: 
    02/02/2017
    Summary: 

    Harrowing images have captured the moment a Muslim woman screams and cries in pain as she's forced to endure 26 lashes for allegedly having  . The Indonesian woman and the man she was accused of having sex with were brought up on a stage and caned in front of a crowd of people.  , sex outside

  • Country: 
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    News Date: 
    02/07/2010
    Summary: 

    A 43-year-old Iranian woman is facing death by stoning unless an international campaign launched by her children forces the authorities to quash what her lawyer calls a bogus conviction. In a case that highlights the growing use of the death penalty in a country that has already executed more than 100 people this year, was convicted in May 2006 of conducting an "illicit relationship outside marriage."

  • Summary: 

    The  against the imminent in Iran for adultery is an example of the outrage sparked by the brutality associated with sharia law's penal code.

    What of its civil code though – which the Muslim Council of Britain's Shaykh Ibrahim Mogra describes as "small aspects" that concern "marriage, divorce, inheritance, custody of children"? , "there is active support for sharia laws precisely because it is limited to denying women rights in the family. No hands are being cut off, so there can't be a problem …" , Sharia Law in Britain: A Threat to One Law for All and Equal Rights, reveals the adverse effect of sharia courts on family law. Under sharia's civil code, a woman's testimony is worth half of a man's. A man can divorce his wife by repudiation, whereas a woman must give justifications, some of which are difficult to prove. Child custody reverts to the father at a preset age; women who remarry lose custody of their children even before then; and sons inherit twice the share of daughters.

    ...

    The demand for the abolition of sharia courts in Britain, as elsewhere, is not an attack on people's right to religion; it is a defence of human rights, especially since the imposition of sharia courts is a demand of Islamism to restrict citizens' rights.

  • Country: 
    Sudan (the)
    News Date: 
    05/11/2013
    Summary: 

    “Moreover, freedom in America is indivisible from the freedom to practice one’s religion. That is why there is a mosque in every state in our union, and over 1,200 mosques within our borders. That’s why the United States government has gone to court to protect the right of women and girls to wear the hijab and to punish those who would deny it.” — Barack Obama, 

  • Country: 
    Saudi Arabia
    News Date: 
    07/10/2016
    Summary: 

    Bandar Bin Mohammed Al-Aiban, chairman of the Saudi Human Rights Commission, who led a Saudi delegation to the committee's review, told the body that "Islamic sharia (law) was above all laws and treaties, including the Convention on the Rights of the Child", according to a U.N. summary of the review last month. But the kingdom had the "political will" to "promote all human rights and particularly the rights of children", he said.

  • Country: 
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    News Date: 
    14/11/2016
    Summary: 

    A WOMAN has laid bare the brutal punishment she reportedly received at the hands of authorities after she was caught attending a party with boys and drinking alcohol. The 28-year-old Iranian woman received 80 lashes after an Iranian court found her guilty of the offences more than two years after she attended a party in the second biggest city of Mashhad.

  • Country: 
    Nigeria
    News Date: 
    20/08/2002
    Summary: 

    An Islamic court in Nigeria yesterday upheld a sentence of death by stoning for a woman accused of adultery. The case is the latest in a series of sentences passed under sharia law - a set of religious laws adopted over the past two years in northern regions of Nigeria, which have predominantly Muslim inhabitants.

  • Country: 
    Saudi Arabia
    News Date: 
    28/11/2016
    Summary: 

    A sharia court has ordered the flogging of two women for using inappropriate language on a texting app, Whatsapp reports HeatStreet. The women will be subjected to 20 lashes each. The women had also been jailed for a period of ten days because of the ‘impermissible expressions’ that were used by the pair ruled a Saudi court.

  • Country: 
    Malaysia
    News Date: 
    29/03/2015
    Summary: 

    But along with the viral hit though came a huge backlash. One particularly threatening thread on Facebook started with the comment: "Those who insult the laws of Allah, their blood is halal for killing." Others came to the journalist's defence. "Making you feel offended means you can rape and kill that person....brother, do you think you need to do some self reflection and soul searching..?" commented Chiam Soon King on the Sisters In Islam Facebook page.

  • Country: 
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    News Date: 
    16/11/2016
    Summary: 

    A SHARIA court has sentenced three Christians to 80 lashes each after finding them guilty of blasphemy for drinking holy communion wine.

  • Summary: 

    Top Muslim cleric in Australia says Australians should get lashes according to Sharia laws

  • Country: 
    Saudi Arabia
    News Date: 
    21/10/2016
    Summary: 

    Saudi blogger Raif Badawi is facing a new round of lashes, according to his supporters. A Canadian foundation campaigning for his release said a “reliable source” in Saudi Arabia told them he faces a renewed threat of flogging. The 32-year-old was handed 1,000 lashes and a ten-year jail term in 2014 for insulting Islam online. Mr Badawi received his first 50 lashes in public in January 2015, prompting international condemnation. Arrangements for his continued flogging have been postponed amid concerns for his health.

  • Country: 
    Indonesia
    News Date: 
    18/10/2016
    Summary: 

    Heart-wrenching images show a screaming young woman flogged in front of a jeering crowd for breaking Islamic laws as floggings reportedly spike in Indonesian province. An unidentified woman screamed out in pain as she was caned 23 times in Indonesia's Aceh for breaking the province's strict Islamic law forbidding intimacy between unmarried couples.

  • Country: 
    Pakistan
    News Date: 
    17/09/2006
    Summary: 

    Up to 80 per cent of women in Pakistan's jails are charged under rules that penalise rape victims. But hardliners have vetoed an end to the Islamic laws

  • Country: 
    Saudi Arabia
    News Date: 
    07/10/2016
    Summary: 

    A U.N. human rights watchdog called on Saudi Arabia on Friday to end “severe” discrimination against girls and to repeal laws that allow the stoning, amputation, flogging and execution of children

  • HUDUD PUNISHMENTS IN ISLAMIC CRIMINAL LAW

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    Abstract Islam is more than a religion, it encompasses faith, culture, law and the social order. Islam proposes a society of righteousness and justice. Criminal behaviour is not tolerated in the Islamic order of society. Criminal behaviour is breach of God’s sovereignty, hence stiffer penalties are prescribed. This paper examines hudud punishments in Islamic penal system, and agitates for the reformation of Islamic criminal jurisprudence. While it is reasonable to punish offenders, and violators of normative principles, it is the opinion of this paper that punishments that are prescribed in municipal penal code should at least conform to international criminal jurisprudence. 

    ....

    Civil liberties like freedom of thought, conscience and religion, and religious liberties are criminal offenses punishable under Hudud crimes in Islam. Criminal procedure under shariah does not allow cross-examination of witness, or rebuttal testimony by the accused. The rules of evidence in Islamic criminal law exclude all men who lack credibility, and integrity in society (non-adl).  Women and non-Muslims are not allowed to testify. There is no provision for jury trial, or appeals.

  • THE CALIPHATE ITS RISE, DECLINE, AND FALL

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    IN his Preface to the Second Edition, dated 1891, Sir William Muir says:—

    "This volume was at first intended as an abridgment of the First Edition, or Annals of the Early Caliphate1, with continuation to the fall of the Abbassides; but I found, as I went on, the matter less compressible than I had hoped. The result, therefore, is much larger than I anticipated. I trust, however, that, its length notwithstanding, the narrative may be found not uninteresting; and I now offer it as a contribution towards the history of a period for which there are, as yet, but scanty materials in the English language.

    "The authorities, excepting for the later portions, are purely Arabian; indeed, for the earlier there are no other. After Tabari, who died in the fourth century A.H., Ibn Athir (d. 630 A.H.), a singularly impartial annalist who compiled his work from all available sources, has been my chief guide. Towards the close, and especially for the brief chapter on the Caliphate under the Mameluke dynasty, I have drawn largely on Weil's admirable Geschichte der Chalifen2, which indeed has been my constant companion throughout. I gratefully acknowledge my obligations to the late Dr Weil. The more his great history is studied in connection with the original authorities, the more one is impressed with the vast research, the unfailing accuracy, and dispassionate judgment of the author.

    "I should mention here that the materials out of which our story is woven differ entirely from those for the Biography of Mahomet. For that, every incident of his

     

    1 Smith & Elder, 1833.

    2 Vols. I.-III. Mannheim, 1864-1851; IV. and V. Stuttgart, 1860-1862.

  • Summary: 

    Editor: Most of this article is a complete whitewash of sharia but it does contain one key admission:

    They [hudud punishments] are, in fact, an embarrassment to the many Muslims who consider them barbaric. So when Ramadan called for a moratorium on corporal punishment, stoning and the death penalty in the Islamic world in 2005, some non-Muslims criticised him for not going further. Why didn't he say thehudud laws should just be discarded or repealed? He explained this by pointing out that most of the authorities "are of the opinion that these penalties are on the whole Islamic [because of textual references] but that the conditions under which they should be implemented are nearly impossible to re-establish. These penalties, therefore, are 'almost never applicable'."

    Editor: For something that is 'almost never applicable' there seem to be a lot of instances: 

    http://www.shariawatch.org.uk/tags/hudud-punishments

  • Summary: 

    Anne Marie Waters; Director of Sharia Watch has organised an "Islam Kills Women" Rally in Central London on the 20th August 2016.

    In today's world, Girls and Women are Molested, Raped, Beaten and killed by Muslim men as their "Religion" allows them too.

    HERE IS THE EVENT PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/10183...

  • The Reliance of the Traveller

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    This translation has been certified by al-Azhar university in Cairo: 

     

  • Country: 
    Sudan (the)
    News Date: 
    26/08/2015

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