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    Question ID: 9400Country: India

    Title: In a non-muslim country who can give the punishment of rajm? [stoning to death.] (2) is a private individual allowed to administer this punishment? (3) in a non-muslim country if a muslim wants to purify himself of his sin of zinah should he go to a country where the punishment of "rajm" is administered?

    Question: In a non-muslim country who can give the punishment of rajm? [stoning to death.] (2) is a private individual allowed to administer this punishment? (3) in a non-muslim country if a muslim wants to purify himself of his sin of zinah should he go to a country where the punishment of "rajm" is administered?

    Answer ID: 9400

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 1249/1249=M/1429)

     

    (1) In non-Islamic countries, the penalty of rajm (stoning to death) is not implemented.

    (2) No individual is allowed to administer the punishment.

    (3) Such a person should only repent to Allah and seek His forgiveness.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India