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Stoning for adultery in Christianity and Islam and its implementation in contemporary Muslim societies

Mohd Noor, Azman (2010) Stoning for adultery in Christianity and Islam and its implementation in contemporary Muslim societies. Intellectual Discourse, 18 (1). pp. 97-113. ISSN 0128-4878

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Abstract

This paper examines the scriptural bases of stoning for adultery in the two sister religions and its implementation in contemporary Muslim societies. Based upon archival and documentary research, this study found that stoning to death for adultery is prescribed in both the Bible and the Qur’ān. Christians, however, have abandoned this law and it is no longer practiced in any Christian-dominant country. With the expansion of Western imperialism, the same trend seems to be taking place in Muslim societies. There are a few Muslim countries that are trying to implement this law but they face a good deal of criticism from the Western media and other secular organizations, consequently, shying away from implementing this punishment in public.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2902/4595
Uncontrolled Keywords: Stoning for adultery, Qur'an, Bible, Shar�ah, Muslim societies
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP174 The Practice of Islam > BP188 Islamic religious life
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP174 The Practice of Islam > BP188 Islamic religious life
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh
Depositing User: Dr Azman Mohd Noor
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2011 10:51
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2011 15:32
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/4595

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