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Chopping thief’s hands is it Islamic?

By Ijaz ChaudryBy Ijaz Chaudry


One myth of Islamic law states that chop of thief’s hands which is not a fact, according to Quran. This is the most, cruel interpretation of Islamic law. Any Muslim should know that, God is Most Merciful then why would He allow such a cruel thing to happen.

Severity of the word cut diluted in the Quran;

The real law, which is clarified in this article, is to Mark thief's hands. This is superior law and only God can think of it. Once the hands are marked everyone would be able to see the marked hand and be aware of that person as a thief, the thief will be humiliated, by the time thief, has compensated (another Islamic law) for the theft his hand is healed and people do not have fear him/her. So how do we know that marking the hand is, correct. The reason is that the same Arabic word for “cut” which is used in the verse stating cutting thief’s hands also appears in the verse where Joseph was invited to the landladies as a guest and the ladies "cut" their hands in admiration for Joseph. Obviously they would not have severed their hands. These verses are linked to each other through the mathematical code of 19. Thus, confirming the usage of Arabic word cut was much lenient than initially thought!

5:38-39 is where cutting of thief’s hand is mentioned;

     Mathematical Proof Supports Quranic Justice

[5:38]  The thief, male or female, you shall mark their hands as a punishment for their crime, and to serve as an example from GOD. GOD is Almighty, Most Wise.

[5:39]  If one repents after committing this crime, and reforms, GOD redeems him. GOD is Forgiver, Most Merciful.

Joseph & Landlady;

[12:30]  Some women in the city gossiped: "The governor's wife is trying to seduce her servant. She is deeply in love with him. We see that she has gone astray."

[12:31] When she heard of their gossip, she invited them, prepared for them a comfortable place, and gave each of them a knife. She then said to him, "Enter their room." When they saw him, they so admired him, that they cut their hands. They said, "Glory be to GOD, this is not a human being; this is an honourable angel."

[12:32]  She said, "This is the one you blamed me for falling in love with. I did indeed try to seduce him, and he refused. Unless he does what I command him to do, he will surely go to prison, and will be debased."

Add the verses in chapter 12 which comes to 93 and add verses in chapter 5 which comes to 77 concatenate chapters and sum of the verses we get 12 93 5 77 this comes to 68083 * 19 a mathematical proof that the word used for cut in Arabic for both set of verses is a lenient representation of severing off and that it could be interpreted as “mark their hands”.

12 93 5 77 / 190 = 6808.3 i.e. the Position is 3

Position 3 describes principle or rule clarified, indeed dealing with thieves are dealt with in the above code and context of the verses.  The temporal connection chapter 12 and its verses left most defining the word “cut” and chapter 5 and its verses right most describing where to use the word “cut”. Therefore code confirming the usage for “cut” in the correct order, definition followed by its use.

The Level is 5 which is Theme is “Detailing Information”.  Indeed the code links one set of verses with another set and in doing so it details the usage of “cut” as regards to a thief.

In conclusion;

We discover that God is Most Merciful and Wise and that He would not prescribe barbaric law of chopping hands as punishment for thieves. Instead God is Compassionate and Forgiving and allows second chance. Thus proven by the Quran and Mathematical Miracle 19 is a much lenient and wise punishment for thieves marking their hands, and it is only common sense that when the thief is caught he should compensate the victim.

[2:178]  O you who believe, equivalence is the law decreed for you when dealing with murder - the free for the free, the slave for the slave, the female for the female. If one is pardoned by the victim's kin, an appreciative response is in order, and an equitable compensation shall be paid. This is alleviation from your Lord and mercy. Anyone who transgresses beyond this incurs a painful retribution.

Indeed the above verse dictates “law of equivalence” and “payment of compensation” which also apply to thieves;

(5:38-39) & (2:178) when we concatenate the verses they are completely divisible by 19;

38 39 178 = 202062 x 19, showing strong correlation between the verses which is a proof that the thief has to compensate the victim.