An Analysis of the Objectives and Classification of Punishments in Islam

Journal Title: Journal of Religious Studies, University of Chitral - Year 2017, Vol 1, Issue 1

Abstract

Punishments of different categories are recognized by Islam in the holy Qur’an and Sunn’ah. These include punishments of hadd, Punishments of Ta’zir and punishment of Siyasa'h. The objectives of these punishment are different, some are for the welfare, reformation and protection of state and society while others are for the benefits of man. Sometime one particular sort of punishment is fixed and cannot be changed, no matter whatsever the circumastances are, because these are determined by Allah as known by the name hudud i.e the God made punishments and cannot be altered by men. The other kind of punishment is Ta’zir, which is always at the discretion of the Judge and can be changed from time to time. Siyasah is the third category of punishment which is in the interest of the state and is usually fixed by the state. In this article, an analysis of different categories of punishment as recognized by IslÉm, shall be discussed in detail in the light of Sharia’h.

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Dr. Najmul Hasan, Mr. Aziz Ahmad

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  • EP ID EP678467
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.33195/uochjrs-v1i1412017
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Dr. Najmul Hasan, Mr. Aziz Ahmad (2017). An Analysis of the Objectives and Classification of Punishments in Islam. Journal of Religious Studies, University of Chitral, 1(1), -. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-678467