Hadith Sillih Special
I found this Hadith very rude. It is
almost impossible for me to imagine such a punishment as written
in this Hadith.
"Hadith by Sahih Muslim. Book
16, Number 4205: Narrated Buraydah: Ma'iz ibn Malik came to
Allah's Apostle and said to him: Messenger of Allah, purify me.
Thereupon he said: Woe to you, go back, ask forgiveness of Allah
and turn to Him in repentance.
He (the narrator) said that he went
off a little way, then came back and said: Messenger of Allah
purify me. The Messenger of Allah said: Woe be upon you, go back
and ask forgiveness of Allah and turn to Him in repentance.
He (the narrator) said that he went
off a little way, then he came back and said: Allah's Messenger,
purify me. Allah's Apostle said as he had said before. When it
was the fourth time, Allah's Messenger said: From what am I to
purify you? He said: From adultery. Allah's Messenger asked if he
was mad. He was informed that he was not mad. He said: Has he
drunk wine? Someone stood up and smelt his breath but noticed no
smell of wine.
Thereupon Allah's Messenger (may
peace be upon him) said: Have you committed adultery? He said:
Yes. He made a pronouncement about him and he was stoned to
death. The people had been (divided) into two groups about him
(Ma'iz). One of them said: He has been undone for his sins have
encompassed him, whereas another said: There is no repentance
more excellent than the repentance of Ma'iz , for he came to
Allah's Apostle and placing his hand in his (in the Holy
Prophet's) hand said: Kill me with stones. (This controversy
about Ma'is) remained for two or three days.
Then came Allah's Messenger to them
(his companions) as they were sitting. He greeted them with a
salutation and then sat down and said: Ask forgiveness for Ma'iz
ibn Malik. They said: May Allah forgive Ma'iz ibn Malik.
Thereupon Allah's Messenger said: He (Ma'iz) has made such a
repentance that if that were to be divided among a people, it
would have been enough for all of them.
He (the narrator) said: Then a woman
of Ghamid, a branch of Azd, came to him and said: Messenger
ofAllah, purify me. Thereupon he said: Woe to you; go back and
beg forgiveness from Allah and turn to Him in repentance.
She said: I find that you intend to
send me back as you sent back Ma'iz ibn Malik. He (the Holy
Prophet) said: What has happened to you? She said that she had
become pregnant as a result of fornication.
He (the Holy Prophet) said: Is it
you (who has done that)? She said: Yes. He (the Holy Prophet)
said to her: (You will not be punished) until you give birth to
that which is there in your womb. One of the Ansar became
responsible for her until she was delivered (of the child). He
(that Ansar) came to Allah's Apostle and said: The woman of
Ghamid has given birth to a child. He (the Holy Prophet) said: In
that case we shall not stone her and so leave her infant with
none to breastfeed him. One of the Ansar got up and said: Allah's
Apostle, let the responsibility of his nursing be upon me. She
was then stoned to death."
I experience this Hadith as very
rude. The woman is stoned after she has given birth.
It certainly looks as though this
punishment is a compromise. A compromise between the stoning of
her right away and just lashing her and set her free... But some
ANSAR insists on stoning her..
What a stress that is for the
pregnant woman! Knowing that she has to die after giving birth!
That stress is also not good for the baby.
It is almost impossible for me to
imagine such a punishment as written in this Hadith. OK, the
woman did wrong by committing adultery but to let her sit in the
waiting-room... I still cannot believe it fully that this acting
is done on this planet. I hope no-one follows this Hadith in
practice BUT follow the law decreed by GOD.
(24:1) This is a sura that we send
down, and decree as law. We send down in it verses that are
perfectly clear, that you may take heed.
(24:2) The adulteress and adulterer,
you shall whip each of them one hundred lashes, and do not be
swayed by pity from carrying out Gods law, if you truly believe
in God and the last day. And let a group of believers witness
The fabricated hadith is a
blasphemy against God and Muhammad as proven in the above verses
from Sura Al-Nisaa'.
WHO are the champions of
this hadith? Abdul Latif, You are welcome to put forward your
belief and support of this hadith.