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Islamic law enforcement necessary for peace and lives protection

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For peace in a society and to protect the lives and properties of all the individuals living in a society, it is necessary that there must be certain rules and regulations that govern the whole system of society. In an Islamic society, the enforcement of Sharia or Islamic law is necessary; therefore, the Islamic Emirate (IEA) goes for the full implementation of Islamic law. With the Islamic Emirate takeover in mid-August 2021, the Islamic law ‘sharia’ has been enforced across the country. The Islamic Emirate Supreme Leader has once ordered judges to fully enforce aspects of Islamic sharia in the country. The judges have been ordered to carefully examine the files of thieves, kidnappers and others. Law is a system of rules and regulations that are enforced through social institutions to govern behavior. An Islamic state is also governed by certain principles known as Islamic law or Sharia law which prescribes rules for each and every aspect of life. The objectives of sharia are to protect one’s life, the religion, the offspring or an individual’s lineage, the property and the individual’s intellect. Sources of Sharia law are the holy Quran, the Sunnah as the primary sources and Ijma, Qiyas as the secondary sources. Every human being has the right to live a peaceful life with honor and dignity. A person cannot violate the dignity of another person by killing him or snatching things that are valuable to him. The Quran not only specifies principles of retaliation in the form of Qisas but also gives an option of monetary compensation (blood money Diyat) to the aggrieved family of the victim. The fear of the consequences in the form of punishments prescribed by the Sharia Law must be there in a person’s mind before he commits a crime and this fear will abstain from violating human dignity by destroying his life and property. The punishments in Sharia law are in the form of Qisas, Diya and Harabah. Human life is valuable. Man is the ultimate center of Allah’s Creation. A person can protect his own life by respecting the lives of other human beings. A person has no right to end up his own life too as his life is a gift from Almighty Allah. Killing an innocent person is like killing the whole mankind since this shows he has no sympathy and respect at all in his heart and there is no value of human life in front of him. Thus murder is the greatest sin in Islam. Allah says in the Quran: “O ye who believe! The law of equality is prescribed to you in cases of murder: the free for the free, the slave for the slave, the woman for the woman. But if any remission is made by the brother of the slain, then grant any reasonable demand, and compensate him with handsome gratitude, this is a concession and a Mercy from your Lord. After this whoever exceeds the limits shall be in grave penalty.” Qisas is an Islamic term meaning “retaliation in kind or revenge”, “eye for eye” or retributive justice. Qisas Principle is available against the accused, to the victim, or the victim’s heir when a Muslim is murdered and suffers bodily injury or property damage. It has been described extensively in Ahadees. For example, Sahih Bukhari states, Allah’s Messenger said, “The blood of a Muslim who confesses that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that I am His Messenger, cannot be shed except in three cases: In Qisas for murder, a married person who commits illegal sexual intercourse and the one who reverts from Islam (apostate) and leaves the Muslims. The benefits of this Justice system of Islam are: 1. People will have a fear of these punishments and thus they will abstain from destroying the property and life of another individual. 2. This will help in the development of peace in the society and chaos can be avoided. 3. Those involved in murder, apostasy from Islam and adultery can be punished according to the pre-established punishments prescribed by Islam, such people have no right to live in a Muslim society as they are a continuous threat to people living around them. 4. No one will have the courage to violate human dignity by killing another individual keeping in mind the consequences they will have to face and thus precious human life can be protected. 5. Years-long disputes among the families of the victim and the accused can be avoided if justice is provided to the victim’s family by punishing the accused according to Sharia law. Mukhtar Safi

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