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Shariah Law

Reader comment on item: Resisting Islamic Law
in response to reader comment: Pass Shariah law in America?!

Submitted by Imam Ahmed Syeed Ali Muhammed (United States), Apr 7, 2008 at 15:03

I'm sorry you feel that way, however I don't remember suggesting Shariah Law be passed in this country. The reason why is, as you have said yourself, Imams in Muslim countries feel themselves in a position of power, and that would be a strong, and alluring thing to commit atrocities even against fellow muslims.

You can see the state of Shariah Law in Nigeria, the Sudan, Iran, etc. It goes far beyond cutting off the hands of a thief. In Sudan, and other 'muslim' countries people are killed for adultery. Nowhere in the Qur'an is that the prescribed punishment for adultery. There are some that will say, well it's in Hadith, but the thing with Hadith, and Shariah is it has to follow the Qur'an to be legitimate. You won't find Apostates bieng put to death in the Qur'an, because it's not there, apostates aren't to be harmed, but in Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Iran, and other countries you'll lose your head for it.

What I was suggesting is Classical Shariah, as it was during the life of the Prophet Muhammed (PBUH). Is similar to the modern democracy we here enjoy, by giving women more rights, and freedoms, by providing orphans, and widows some form of social support system, so they don't have ot be impoverished.


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