The Islamic Stoning Myth
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Introduction

A part of this article is from an article published by Akbarally Meherally who is a world-renowned author of several books; the most popular among them are Understanding Ismailism, a Critical Study of Hadith. He is a prolific writer who has authored several dozen articles on a variety of subjects. The reader is encouraged to visit his Website at http://www.mostmerciful.com/)


Stoning is not Islamic and violates the Quran which contain the word of God

The Stoning sentence is exclusive for the Torah which law only applies to Jews:

Old testament [21.21]
And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, so that he die. So shalt thou put evil away from among you, and all Israel shall hear and fear.

 

You can find it in more verses of the Old Testament: (12:10) (17:2\3\4\5\6) (21:21) (22:21\22\23\24)

God says in Quran that Quran is the new law because the Gospel and Tora were corrupted by men

[05.49]وَأَنِ احْكُمْ بَيْنَهُمْ بِمَا أَنْزَلَ اللَّهُ وَلا تَتَّبِعْ أَهْوَاءَهُمْ وَاحْذَرْهُمْ أَنْ يَفْتِنُوكَ عَنْ بَعْضِ مَا أَنْزَلَ اللَّهُ إِلَيْكَ فَإِنْ تَوَلَّوْا فَاعْلَمْ أَنَّمَا يُرِيدُ اللَّهُ أَنْ يُصِيبَهُمْ بِبَعْضِ ذُنُوبِهِمْ وَإِنَّ كَثِيرًا مِنَ النَّاسِ لَفَاسِقُونَ

[05:49]Judge thou between them by what Allah hath revealed, and follow not their vain desires, but beware of them lest they beguile thee from any of that (teaching) which Allah

So what punishment do God order when men and women committed adultery?

[24.02] الزَّانِيَةُ وَالزَّانِي فَاجْلِدُوا كُلَّ وَاحِدٍ مِنْهُمَا مِائَةَ جَلْدَةٍ وَلا تَأْخُذْكُمْ بِهِمَا رَأْفَةٌ فِي دِينِ اللَّهِ إِنْ كُنْتُمْ تُؤْمِنُونَ بِاللَّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الآخِرِ وَلْيَشْهَدْ عَذَابَهُمَا طَائِفَةٌ مِنَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ

[24.02]The woman and the man guilty of adultery or fornication, flog each of them with a hundred stripes: Let not compassion move you in their case, in a matter prescribed by Allah, if ye believe in Allah and the Last Day:and let a party of the Believers witness their punishment.

“Flog each of them with a hundred stripes” is very different from “Stone them to dead”. There is nothing the Quran about stoning… Nothing, Nada.

The following text is from an article publish by Akbarally Meherally:

THERE CAN BE NO LAW ABOVE THE LAW OF THE CREATOR

The day when the prescribed penalty for the sin of adultery and fornication was revealed by Allah through His Messenger Muhammad (s.a.s.), all the past Traditions, Rulings, Examples and Directives from the Prophet and/or from all other individuals or societies do stand repealed permanently. To propagate otherwise, would be to place the “Human Law” above the “Law of Allah”, which in Islam is regarded as an unpardonable sin.

STONING TO DEATH IN THE HADITH

There are a few Muslims who do propagate, based upon a “re-reported narrative” called Hadeeth that the Second Caliph (successor to the Prophet) had said in one of his sermons that there used to be a Revealed Verse for “Death” by stoning but it has since been lost and is not to be found in “The Holy Book”.

I wish to inform these propagators that this is a fundamentally faulty narrative – Hadeeth. Here are the indisputable facts from the Islamic history to substantiate my remark.

i) The Second Caliph died in 644 CE

ii) The Revelations that came to the Prophet were collected and compiled in a book form by the Third Caliph.

iii) This final compilation of the Holy Book (al-Qur’an) was done in 651 CE (i.e. seven years after the death of the Second Caliph). In defies logic that a person could have passed such a remark for “The BOOK”, which was compiled years after his death.

iv) Even if one was to entertain the notion that the Second Caliph had indeed made such a serious statement in public concerning the Qur’an, then it could not have escaped the notice of his successor who undertook the task of compilation.

v) It is inconceivable that not a single member of the Commission, appointed for the compilation of “The Holy Book” did not hear that Sermon nor its narrative. To say that the Third Caliph and/or the Commission knew of the “Lost Verse” and yet ignored the allegations and did not include that verse is to say that they all were totally incompetent.

vi) Did Allah who had promised to Guard His Revelation (see Qur’an 41:42; 15:9 and 73: 20) failed to safeguard the “Holy Book”?

vii) The fact of the matter is that the Muslim scholars of our era have discovered that there are over 5,000 weak, spurious and fabricated hadeeth (sayings and deeds of the Prophet), in circulation that Islam “absolves today”. It is essential to note that the re-narrated narratives (hadeeth) that are in circulation today were complied more than two centuries after the passing away of the Prophet. For those individuals who had forged the narratives in the name of the Prophet, during that period of six or more generations, it was not difficult to forge narratives in the name of a Caliph. For details of these 5000 Ahadeeth that Islam absolves today, please visit http://www.mostmerciful.com/al-albaani.htm

But, please completely read this article first.

viii) There are the precise Commands of Allah for adultery and the fornication.

ix) Scholarly comments by Muslim scholars, will lay bare how the Sharia Court has REJECTED Allah’s Revealed Sublime Law.

…if anyone slew a person – unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief in the land – it would be as if he slew the whole people: and if anyone saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people. ….. Qur’an Chapter 5, Verse 32

All translations and commentaries (unless stated), are from Abdullah Yusuf Ali’s original unedited version.

The numbering of verses may vary slightly in some other translations.

STONING TO DEATH IN SAHIH AL-BUKHARI

Below are the three narrations on the penalty of stoning, from the famous book of the Prophetic Traditions and Narrations known as Sahih Al-Bukhari:

Hadith No. 4.829: When a Jew and a Jewess who had committed the illegal sexual intercourse were brought before the Prophet (s.a.s.), he ordered them to be punished according to their Jewish laws that are recorded in the Torah. The couple was stoned to death. This Hadith was narrated by Abdullah bin Umar.

Hadith No. 8.805: A married man from the tribe of Bani Aslam who had committed illegal sexual intercourse and bore witnesses four times against himself was ordered by the Prophet (s.a.s) to be stoned to death.

This Hadith was narrated by Jabir bin Abdullah Al-Ansari.

Hadith No. 8.804: Ash Shaibani narrates that when he asked ‘Abdullah bin Abi Aufa; “Did Allah’s Apostle carry out the penalty of Rajam (i.e., stoning to death)?” He said, “Yes”. When the narrator asked; “Before the revelation of Surah-an-Nur or after it?” He replied, “I don’t know.” This Hadith is narrated by Ash Shaibani and is repeated one more time under Hadith No. 8: 824

QUR’AN VERSUS HADITH

1. The Surah-an-Nur (i.e. Chapter 24 of the Qur’an, in which the penalty of flogging is prescribed) was Revealed in or after the sixth year of Prophet’s migration from Mekkah to the city of Medinah. This is confirmed by verses 11 to 20. It is inconceivable that the Prophet, who has been declared by Allah as the best of the examples for Muslims, could have dictated his own edict after the revelation of Surah-an-Nur, which was delivered to mankind through him.

2. It is a known fact that before the promulgation of the Quranic Laws, the Prophet and his followers used to follow many of the Abrahamic Traditions and the Law of Moses. Once the specific Law of the Qur’an was Revealed to the Prophet in that matter, the ancient traditions and laws became null and void.

3. The Hadith No. 5: 805 does speak of a married man being “stoned to death” but it does not specify the period when that penalty was confirmed. Before or after the Revelation of Allah’s Law. One cannot use this example of “a married individual” and interpret it to be applied to the Revealed verse and then Create the distinction between the act of adultery and the fornication.

4. There is NO recorded authentic Narration in which the Prophet has made a ruling or given the directive that there is to be observed a distinction or inequality between the “married persons” and “unmarried individuals” when the penalty for the illegal sexual intercourse is to be applied. Nor, there is any explicit directive or a command of the Prophet asking the followers that the Revealed Verse of “flogging” is ONLY for the “unmarried individuals”.

5. Why is the Islamic Sharia Law NOT applied to the MALE individual in this particular case (Amina Lawal of Nigeria)? The Court is required to have Four Witnesses to the act of Adultery, to pass the Judgment. The Court needed no Witness in case of the mother, because she had given birth to the girl (Wasiya) and that was the sufficient Witness. Why not use the blood of that same girl as the Witness for the Father? Today it is not difficult to identify the Father with the DNA a test, after Amina having named the Father. Is NOT the Nigerian Sharia Law BIASED?

Allah’s Law permits the guilty person to live and remarry (see below). No one has the authority to deprive that God given privilege…

Let no man guilty of adultery or fornication marry any, but a woman similarly guilty, or an Unbeliever, nor let any but such a man or an Unbeliever marry such a woman: To the Believers such a thing is forbidden“. Qur’an Surah-an-Nur (24) verse 3.

(This verse 3, follows the verse number 2 in which the penalty is prescribed and it emphasizes the fact that THERE IS NO DEATH PENALTY)

Commentary # 2957 (of Abdullah Yusuf Ali) to the above verse:

Islam commands sexual purity, for men and for women, at all times, – before marriage, during marriage, and after the dissolution of marriage. Those guilty of illicit practices are shut out of the marriage circle of chaste men and women.

Surah-an-Nur REPEALED the previous directives permanently…

In the September 2002 Special Issue of ‘Renaissance‘ – A Monthly Islamic Journal from Pakistan, which is a part of the movement for revival of the Muslims under DAR-UL-ISHRAQ, appears a scholarly article THE PENAL LAW OF ISLAM.

It is written by Javed Ahmad Ghamindi and Shehzad Saleem. Under the subtitle Fornication, after quoting passages from the various Surahs, the authors have added the following text. It supports the notion that the punishment prescribed in Surah Nur prevails. URL for the Journal is http://www.renaissance.com.pk/

This was the punishment of fornication in the Shari‘ah before a definite directive was revealed in Surah Nur. Once this was revealed, it repealed the previous directive permanently.

Two Significant Verses of the Glorious Qur’an:

Say: “Allah’s guidance is the (only) guidance and we have been directed to submit ourselves to the Lord of the worlds. Qur’an Chapter 6, Verse 71

And if any fail to judge by (the light of) what Allah hath revealed they are the wrong-doers (Ar. Zalimuun). Qur’an Chapter 5: 45

If Allah – the All Knowing, had desired to convey; that while JUDGING BY what HE has REVEALED one was to observe a clear distinction between “the married” and “the unmarried” individuals for the sin of Zinna (adultery), then HE would have Revealed the TWO distinct SETS of punishments, which He did not.

Today, is there a SINLESS Man living on this planet that could step forward and say; I will be the first to cast, the First Stone? O’ Muslims of Iran, fear Allah and remember; in the very same Surah An-Nur, just three verses later He reveals; there are exceptions for the guilty, who repent and mend their conducts, FOR ALLAH IS OFT-FORGIVING, THE MOST MERCIFUL…

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I’m now going to describe how a stoning punishment is executed

 

WARNING: SOME OF THE PHOTOS MAY BE CONSIDER EXTREME SHOCKING.

Most or maybe 99% of the Muslims who think and defend stoning as a way of justice never saw a stoning execution being carried out.

I saw it and it is disgusting and shocking…

The victims of this sadist punishment are put under white bags, and then buried in the ground until the head or torso. The rocks cannot be big enough to kill but must be big enough to hurt so the victim will take several minutes to die. The people form a circle and them scream “Allah Akbar”(God is Great), How dare they use God’s name?!? and them start to stone the victims’ until they die.

The following photos are from a video of stoning to dead execution in Iran 1994

I will not publish the video because it is extremely shocking and can make you disgusted for weeks in the best scenario.

Stoning1

You can see the two victims probably accused of adultery being stoned by the crow as they stone them the white bag open so we can see the victim’s head and torso. The person on left is completely stuck in the sand so it doesn’t move while is being killed, you can see the blood on his face.

The person on the right is at the moment shaking is body probably because of the pain. Thanks to his movement he realese his hands and protect his head with them.

stoning2

See!!! The victim almost manage to escape, if he escapes he cannot be stoned again, however the animals(crow) around him get closer and stone him with more intensity until he could fall unconscious and them killed with the stones.

stoning3

This people toke several agonizing minutes to die. I wonder how this people don’t felt anything for them… I think they even enjoy it. What a despreze for Human life. In total 4 people were stoned in this video.

The people who stone this people disrespect the Quran and God orders, they falsely accuse God of order stoning so they will be very punished by God: We shall soon cast into the Fire: as often as their skins are roasted through, We shall change them for fresh skins, that they may taste the penalty [04:56]

Conclusion

As you can see, according to Islam the real Islam, God order 100 lashes as penalty for adultery if no regret was showed. Never stoning. The prophet allowed stoning of the adultery Jews because according to Islam Jews are allow to be judge by their laws and not by Islamic laws.

This is another living example that Sharia Law is full of mistakes and it should be rewritten again.

I dedicate this article to the people that were victim of this horrible crime against Humanity and Islam.

Sing the petion to Stop stoning in Iran.(Iran is not the only country practing stoning) http://www.petitiononline.com/sangsar/petition.html

Orlando, 2008 Portugal

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ

In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

 

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