Sunday, June 7, 2015
Sharia for Jurists— Harm shall neither be inflicted nor reciprocated in Islam. Hadith— Raif Badawi’s punishment by Saudi Arabia is UnIslamic, giving rein to bigoted clerics to rule the country.—First of all not a single person was given lashes during the lifetime of Prophet Muhammad, not even for apostasy, least of all for Insulting Islam.—Below is an excerpt from my next book for Saudi King Salman’s kind perusal, begging him to free Raif Badawi and earn the blessings of his family with three little innocent children, one little boy and two little daughters.— Sharia snatched from the Traditions of the Prophet speaks to the judges in simple terms, stressing that they must remain true to the cause of justice.— A small example is when before going to the war the Prophet forbade maiming, injury to women, children and elderly as well as damage to the animals and took to task those who caused abuse and hardship.— Aisha was the first female jurist of Islam. Through her, almost one third of Islamic laws were transmitted by the virtue of her sharp memory and intelligence.— Laws pertaining to family, marriage, divorce, marital life, succession were related by her with great clarity and precision.— Any ruling that abandons justice in favor of tyranny, mercy for its opposite, public interest for corruption and wisdom for futility, would have nothing to do with Sharia even if it is shown, by some remote interpretation to be a part of it. Ibn Qayyim— O ye who believe, fulfill faithfully all your contracts. (Quran 5:1)— God commands you to render the trusts to whom they are due and when you judge among people, you judge with justice. (Quran 4:58)— And speak not, concerning that which your own tongues qualify as clean or unclean, the falsehood: this is lawful and this is forbidden? So that ye invent a lie against Allah. Lo, those who invent a lie against Allah will not succeed. (Quran 16: 116)— The Islamic Law orders men to do good and reject what is reprehensible, and it is also obligatory for Muslims to enjoin right behavior on their fellows and deter them from wrong action. Al-amr bi al-Maruf— Prophet’s Quranic justice and jurisprudence:— I am but a human being. When you bring a dispute to me, some of you may be more eloquent in stating their case than others. I may consequently adjudicate on the basis of what I hear.— If I adjudicate in favor of someone a thing that belongs to his brother, let him not take it.— For it would be like taking a piece of fire.— If men were to be granted what they claim, some will claim the lives and properties of others.— The burden of proof is on the claimant and an oath is incumbent on him who denies.— Every one of you is like a shepherd, and every one of you is responsible for his flock.— The ruler is a shepherd and so is the husband, who is responsible for his family.— A woman is a shepherd who looks after her husband’s household and his children.— Thus, every one of you is a shepherd, and every one of you is responsible for his flock.— Be kind to your children and give them a proper education.— Be kind to your daughters, as I also am the father of daughters.— He is not one of us who is not kind to children.— A juristic conclusion drawn from these guidelines is that bringing ease to the people and removal of hardship from them is one of the cardinal objectives of Sharia. Hence it is not permissible for a judge or a jurist to opt for a harsh verdict in cases where an easier alternative can be found. Mohammad Hashim Kamali— And the firmament has He raised high and set up therein the fine balance in order that you do not transgress the balance. So establish weight with justice and detract not from the divinely ordained balance. (55:7-9 Quran)— It was by the mercy of Allah that thou wert lenient with them, O Muhammad, for if thou hast been stern or fierce of heart they would have dispersed from round about thee.— So pardon them and ask forgiveness for them and consult with them upon the conduct of affairs.— And when thou art resolved, then put thy trust in Allah. Lo, Allah loveth those who put their trust in Him. (3: 159 Quran)— Please King Salman, for the love of God and in memory of Beloved Prophet in anticipation of Holy Ramadan, free Raif Badawi so that he can join with his wife and little children. May Allah grant you and your family great blessings.