Islamic Ethics

IN REGARD TO MURDER

Murder is a very grave sin, and of course Islam has prohibited such an act. No need to comment a lot about how destructive murder is, just let us see what the Almighty says:

اَنَهُ مَن قَتَلَ نَفساً بِغَیرِ نَفسٍ او فَسادٍ فی الرضِ فَکَانَّما

قَتَلَ الناسَ جَمیعا

“…IF ANY PERSON KILLED ANOTHER PERSON (UNLESS IT BE FOR MURDER OR FOR SPREADING MISCHIEF IN THE LAND) IT WOULD BE AS IF HE KILLED THE WHOLE PEOPLE….”

(AL Quran Z-35)

یا ایها الذینَ امَنوا کُتِبَ عَلَیکُم القِصاصُ فی القَتلی

“O YOU WHO BELIEVE! THE LAW OF EQUALITY IS PRESCRIBBED TO YOU IN CASE OF MURDER…”

)AL-Quran II-178)

Let us also see what God’s Messenger (P.B.U.H) has said:

“THERE SHOULD BE TOW EYE-WITNESS TO THE MURDER.”

“THE PUNISHMENT FOR MURDER IS DEATH. RECEIVING OF BLOOD-MONEY BY THE RELATIVES OF THE DECEASED IS ALLOWER AS COMPENSATION, BUT THE CLAIM BY THEM SHOULD BE REASONABLE.”

Naturally, it goes without any saying. That murder is a very grave sin. God has given us our lives, to preserve and to respect, not to destroy. We are to live and to let live. No matter what grievances there are, respect to other people’ rights and especially their lives. Is very great indeed.

The greatest gift we have on earth is the honor of being created and being alive. On the other hand, the greatest disgrace is to destroy an alive human being.

Killing a person, no matter what the reason is, will deprive his family of him; will make his children orphans, wife a widow; his parents and relatives will miss him. The society will lose him.

Of course, then, we shouldn’t even think of such an act, since Islam is for good-will among men, and is opposed to destruction unless there is an acceptable reason, such as self-defense.

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