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Stoning of Adulterous

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Submitted by Ghulam Muhammed, Mumbai (India), Aug 26, 2010 at 19:24

A similar case is narrated about Prophet Mohammad. A woman visited him and confessed that she has committed adultery. The prophet turned his face away from her. She persisted and went around to again and again face him with the same confession, asking him to cleanse her. The prophet asked him to come later. When she came later, she further said, she is expecting a child from the adultery. Prophet asked her to go and come back when the child was born. She later came with the child. The Prophet said, go and raise the child with her milk. That could be some years. She still persisted and Prophet had no choice but to sentence her to stoning. This shows that stoning of adulterous is not some run of the mill decision. Authorities have to find to save the life, if that is possible. However, the way Western World and its Media has been projecting this ancient sentence, as if Islam has a monopoly on such 'draconian' measures. Prophet not only had shown charity towards the sinner, but tried to give her more time to reconsider. He cared for the plight of the new-born baby too. So the entire scenerio is not characterised on brutality, but the uphold the law with a spirit of tolerance.

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