Shari'ah Criminal Law Is Strict: But Why Are You Complaining?


Bassam Zawadi


A lot of Islamic critics tend to attack and criticize Islam because its Shariah Law is strict. I agree that Islam is very strict when it comes to justice, but why complain and argue about something that will not affect you? Who are the people that should complain about Shariah Law? They are the people who are going to be affected by it; they are the ones who should be complaining. Who are the people who are going to be affected by it? It's those rapists, drug dealers, murderers, thieves, armed robbers, fornicators, adulterers, slanderers, drunkards, party animals, etc. that are going to be affected by this law. Are you one of them? If you are, then you better change your ways because you have no right to be like this in the first place. If you are not, then why complain?

People might go and say, "Well we are born sinners, we have to sin." But that is no excuse. I can't go to court and tell the judge that I was born a sinner. We all make small mistakes. We all make minor sins. But in Shariah Law there are no punishments for minor sins, but for major sins. There is no excuse for us to commit major sins.



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