When a woman caught in adultry was brought before JESUS by the Jews who wanted to stone
her to death according to the Jewish law. They had stones in their hands, ready to stone her to
death and asked his opinion.
He sat down on the ground and started writing on the ground and asked them:
“LET HIM WHO IS WITHOUT A SIN CAST THE FIRST STONE“.
When each of them read the list of their own sins written by Jesus, they threw their stones and
walked away, till they all left without stoning her. Jesus asked her: “Where are your accusers?” ,
She replied: “they have all left”. He told her: “Your sins are forgiven thee; Go and sin no more”.
She changed her life and became a follower of Christ Jesus.
Quranic Verses :
The following statements from the holy Quran demonstrate how strongly Islam prohibits murder:
“Whoever kills a believer intentionally, their reward will be Hell, to abide therein forever, and the wrath and the curse of Allah are upon them, and a dreadful penalty is prepared for them.” (Quran 4:93)
“On that account: We ordained for the Children of Israel that if anyone kills a person – unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief in the land – it would be as if they killed all people. And if any one saved a life, it would be as if they saved the life of all people.” (Quran 5:32)
Islam teaches that those who receive these punishments during their life will have their sins wiped away and will not have to face punishment for these crimes in the afterlife. However, Islam strongly recommends that Muslims who commit crimes repent, regret their mistakes and not to tell others about what they have done.
Those who truly and sincerely repent to God, regret their sins and commit themselves to never repeating them again, God will forgive their sins and wipe them away. This is demonstrated by the following verses:
“Those who invoke not, with Allah, any other god, nor kill lives which Allah has made sacred, except for just cause, nor commit fornication, and any person that does this meets punishment, and their penalty on the Day of Judgment will be doubled, and they will dwell therein in ignominy, unless they repent, believe and perform righteous deeds, for Allah will change the evil of such persons into good, and Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” (Quran 25:68)
The Quran is the ultimate source of the Shariah because Allah has guaranteed its integrity. The Quran prescribes flogging. It does not even mention the word ‘stoning‘ or ‘death by stoning’ (Rajm).
The Qur’an uses the phrase “fornicators or adulterers“. In Qur’an 24:2 prescribes 100 lashes as the punishment (verse 4:15 suggests house arrest for “lewdness”).
“The [unmarried] woman or [unmarried] man found guilty of sexual intercourse – lash each one of them with a hundred lashes, and do not be taken by pity for them in the religion of Allah , if you should believe in Allah and the Last Day. And let a group of the believers witness their punishment.” Quran 24.2
“Those who commit unlawful sexual intercourse of your women – bring against them four [witnesses] from among you. And if they testify, confine the guilty women to houses until death takes them or Allah ordains for them [another] way.” Quran 4:15
Flog each of them with a hundred stripes is very different from “Stone them to dead”. There is nothing the Quran about stoning…
This almost certainly refers to unmarried sex only, since the next verse implies that offenders live to marry, which would be in contradiction to Muhammad’s well-documented practice of putting adulterers to death.
“And the two who commit it among you, dishonor them both. But if they repent and correct themselves, leave them alone. Indeed, Allah is ever Accepting of repentance and Merciful.” Quran 4:16
“The repentance accepted by Allah is only for those who do wrong in ignorance [or carelessness] and then repent soon after. It is those to whom Allah will turn in forgiveness, and Allah is ever Knowing and Wise.” Quran 4:17
“But repentance is not [accepted] of those who [continue to] do evil deeds up until, when death comes to one of them, he says, “Indeed, I have repented now,” or of those who die while they are disbelievers. For them We have prepared a painful punishment.” Quran 4:18
This is what has happened to our society when other books are being follow ‘Hadith & Sunnah of the Prophet prescribes stoning to death.’.
Muhammad’s well-documented practice of putting adulterers to death.
From the Hadith:
Bukhari (6:60:79) – Two people guilty of “illegal intercourse” are brought to Muhammad, who commands that they both be stoned. Apparently their act was out of love, however, since the verse records the man as trying to shield the woman from the stones.
Bukhari (83:37) – Adultery is one of three justifications for killing a person, according to Muhammad.
Muslim (17:4196) – A married man confesses that he has adultery (four times, as required). Muhammad orders him planted in the ground and pelted with stones. According to the passage, the first several stones caused such pain that he tried to escape and was dragged back.
Muslim (17:4206) – A woman who became pregnant confesses to Muhammad that she is guilty of adultery. Muhammad allows her to have the child, then has her stoned (the description is graphic).
Muslim (17:4209) – A woman confesses adultery and is stoned to death on Muhammad’s order
Ibn Ishaq (970) – “The adulterer must be stoned.” These words were a part of Muhammad’s farewell address to his people on the occasion of his final pilgrimage to Mecca.
Two Iranian sisters convicted of adultery face being stoned to death after the supreme court upheld death sentences against them
The sisters had initially been tried for “illegal relations” and had received 99 lashes. However, they were convicted of “adultery” in a second trial for the same incident.
The pair admitted they were in the video but argued there was no adultery as no scene on the video showed them engaged in a sexual act.
The Stoning Of Suraya..
There is simply no reference to stoning in the whole Quran. The only scripture that orders this painful execution is in fact the Torah. In Islam, stoning appeared as a post-Quranic injunction, established by “hadiths,” or sayings attributed to the prophet, whose authenticity has always been contested. My honest belief is that it came from an outside source (Judaism, obviously) and, like many other elements of Islamic law, became incorporated into Islam over time.