The gravity of one single crime.

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Bismihi Ta`ala

*THE GRAVITY OF ONE SINGLE CRIME.* 

*It is very sinful, almost an inerasable sin to kill an innocent human being. The Qur-aan condemns the crime of an innocent human being so heinous and monstrous that it describe the crime as criminality of killing the whole humanity.*

 مِنْ أَجْلِ ذَلِكَ كَتَبْنَا عَلَى بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ أَنَّهُ مَنْ قَتَلَ نَفْسًا بِغَيْرِ نَفْسٍ أَوْ فَسَادٍ فِي الْأَرْضِ فَكَأَنَّمَا قَتَلَ النَّاسَ جَمِيعًا وَمَنْ أَحْيَاهَا فَكَأَنَّمَا أَحْيَا النَّاسَ جَمِيعًا 

Allah Ta`ala says: ‘‘For this reason, We decreed for the children of Israel that whoever kills a person not in retaliation for a person killed, not as punishment for spreading disorder on earth , *IS AS IF HE HAS KILLED THE WHOLE HUMAN KIND.* And whoever saves a human life, then it is as if he has saved the whole humanity.’’(The Qur-aan: Chapter 5: Verse 32) 

*You may have noticed that in some countries, the spark of a whole war starts with the calamity of One crime done to an innocent person.* 

*That is why, if ever there has been a crime in an area, then muslims and non muslims should take the path of law of the country to establish justice to the crime. And they should not organise personal vengeance or retaliate socially. Because this is the ignition of war.*


  قال قتل والله صاحبي وإني لمقتول فجاء أبو بصير فقال يا نبي الله قد والله أوفى الله ذمتك قد رددتني إليهم ثم أنجاني الله منهم قال النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم ويل أمه مسعر حرببخاري

*Reported in Bukhari that during the treaty era, whereby any Makkan coming to Madinah should be returned to Makkah, then Rasouloullah Swalallahou `Alaihi Wasallam sent Abu Baseer r.a. when the Makkans came to fetch him. On the way, Abu Baseer r.a. killed two of the Makkans. Seeing this, the beloved prophet Swalallahou `Alaihi Wasallam rebut Abu Baseer r.a.calling him ‘‘IGNITER OF WAR’’.* 

*So one crime may ignite a never ending war. So there is nothing hysterical if the world uproar upon the audacity of a crime. This uproar is from Quran. You have killed the whole humanity.*

 *In fact, the shariah court of justice punishes a criminal with death sentence. And a criminal is cursed till the end of time:*

 وَمَنْ يَقْتُلْ مُؤْمِنًا مُتَعَمِّدًا فَجَزَاؤُهُ جَهَنَّمُ خَالِدًا فِيهَا وَغَضِبَ اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَلَعَنَهُ وَأَعَدَّ لَهُ عَذَابًا عَظِيمًا


*Whoever kills a Mu-min purposely, then his punishment is Hell fire for an eternity and Allah shall stay angry with him, and shall cast curse upon him and He has prepared for him a mighty punishment.(Qur-an 4:93)*


 *In killing, the criminal wish to delete the person from the face of the earth for a certain purpose. But unfortunately, by doing so he has called the wrath and the curse of the Creator and the whole universe upon him.* 

*Those countries that has no capital punishment for crimes, then unfortunately they will suffer a rise in criminality in their country. Capital punishment or death penalty is the main deterrent for crimes. A Life for life, an eye for an eye, a teeth for a teeth, a slap for a slap…*

 *Criminals never succeed. Because he is cursed by His Creator. So be it a great alim was assassinated or be it your family, then be patient and look for justice of the blood bath through the court of justice only. And not through social upheavals or personal vengeance. Because then a war will be ignited and there will be a never ending blood bath. And remember that we should all follow the legal framework of our country like Rasouloullah Swalallahou Alaihi Wasallam followed the treaty of hudeibiyah with non Muslims. He returned his sahabahs reluctantly to non Muslims only because he is a person that respect established protocols.*

*The local legal framework should be respected and followed by Muslims and non Muslims . This is what shariah calls us to do so as to keep social peace.*
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