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A Muslim is not Killed for the Murder of a Non Muslim

June 15, 2011

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 3, Number 111: Narrated Ash-Sha’bi: Abu Juhaifa said, “I asked Ali, ‘Have you got any book (which has been revealed to the Prophet apart from the Qur’an)?’ ‘Ali replied, ‘No, except Allah’s Book or the power of understanding which has been bestowed (by Allah) upon a Muslim or what is (written) in this sheet of paper (with me).’ Abu Juhaifa said, “I asked, ‘What is (written) in this sheet of paper?’ Ali replied, it deals with The Diyya (compensation (blood money) paid by the killer to the relatives of the victim), the ransom for the releasing of the captives from the hands of the enemies, and the law that no Muslim should be killed in Qisas (equality in punishment) for the killing of (a disbeliever).

http://www.usc.edu/dept/MSA/fundamentals/hadithsunnah/bukhari/003.sbt.html#001.003.111

* If a non Muslim (disbeliever) kills a Muslim he will certainly face Qisas, the death penalty. This is a double standard.

* This law is in effect a license to kill non Muslims. This is part of a complete and through subjugation of non Muslims, where they have to live in fear of being killed at anytime.

* There is no alternative penalty mentioned in Islamic sources for a Muslim who kills a non Muslim. This could be left as open and allowed as Muslims would like.

4 Comments
  1. wancow permalink

    Oh, but I do have a question… does the allusion to Mischief in 5:32 somehow justify Honour Killings?

    • @ wancow

      I don’t think so. The honor killings are mostly tribal. As stupid as Islam is, that doesn’t seem to be part of it

  2. Sharia Law also allows this as well.

  3. Willi Brix permalink

    If Shariah law allows it, there must be a reference for it in the koran or haddith (the only sources of the “legal” thinking of Shariah, sigh…)

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