Killing Humanity

Lawyers chant slogans in support of arrested bodyguard Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri, the alleged killer of Punjab's governor Salmaan Taseer, during his appearance in court in Islamabad on January 5, 2011. PHOTO:

Disgraceful! Haven’t these supporters of a murderer ever read the Holy Qur’an? Are they completely unaware of the Qur’anic verses that read along the lines of, “if you kill a person… it’s the same as killing all humanity” ? Is Cain (Cabil) a hero of Islam or Abel (Habil)? Seriously, instead of just leaving it to gather dust on the top shelf of the bookcase, on top of the wardrobe, or reciting it in a foreign language you don’t understand, get a good translation of the Holy Qur’an, sit down and read it! Murder is totally haraam (forbidden), totally unacceptable and one of a very few crimes traditionally punishable by death, until fairly recently in almost every country on Earth. How these mullahs can stick up for a murderer that if convicted, would even be subject to the death penalty under the strictest interpretations of Shariah Law, is beyond me… Where is Islam, the consciousness of Allah or any sense of law and order in these people? One of the foundation stones of Islam is a sense of justice, a sense of that which is right and that which isn’t. If a person lacks this, one can only ask what else must be lacking?

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5 thoughts on “Killing Humanity

  1. Peace be upon those who follow the true path.

    Actually, I don’t want to get involved in the matter that whether Salman Taseer was right or wrong because he is dead and his account is closed. Now, only Allah will judge about him on the Day of Judgment. The remaining part for our judgment is only the case of Mumtaz Qadri. For that, we’ve to wait for the court’s order. Until then, we can not give any order for him according to the Islamic Law.

    The only thing I am commenting for is that everyone is quoting one verse of the Holy Qur’an “f you kill a person… it’s the same as killing all humanity” but let me tell you, it’s not a full verse. Why there are dots after “person”? The full verse is that if you kill a single person who is INNOCENT, it’s like the killing of whole humanity and if you save a single INNOCENT person, it’s like saving whole humanity. If you just cut the word INNOCENT, then you should first talk about those non-Muslims who were killed by the swords of Sahabah of Holy Prophet (SAWAW).

    The actual thing that matter is not a killing or saving, it is the intentions and the condition of the other person. These two things should be considered before giving any order. First of all, I would like to quote the Prophetic Tradition “actions are judged by intentions”. Hazrat Zubair (RA), a companion of Holy Prophet (SAWAW), was martyred by the sword of a soldier of Hazrat Ali (KWK). It was because he thought that Hazrat Zubair (ra) is still against Hazrat Ali (kwk) and, hence, he martyred them for Hazrat Ali’s love. What to be done with that soldier. He would have been killed if his intentions were took out of the scene. Similarly, if you take out the intention of court, a sentence to a murderer is that same act as was committed by the murderer. Then, is judge also a murderer?
    What do you say about that person who was killed by Hazrat Umar (ra) just for this reason that he didn’t accepted the judgment of Holy Prophet (SAWAW) and wanted that Hazrat Umar (ra) should listen the case again. When Holy Prophet (SAWAW) give the judgment against that Muslim, he went to Hazrat Umar (ra) and asked him to listen the case again. Hazrat Umar (ra) asked that whether Holy Prophet (SAWAW) have listened it? He said yes and he gave the judgment against me. Hazrat Umar (ra) took his sword and killed that person. What was that? How to justify GHAZI ILM DEEN SHAHEED if you take out the two factors, intention and condition, from the scene?

    Today, we are quoting the verse of Qur’an, out of the context. Qur’an said in Surah al-Baqrah. Allah sends astray many by it and guides many and Bends astray those by it who are disobedient.
    So, please do not try to take out the word INNOCENT from the context whether you are discussing Mumtaz and Salman’s case or any other case because the word INNOCENT tells us to judge after knowing the intention of a murderer and after knowing the condition of the dead one.

    As I said earlier, I don’t want to get involve in the Mumtaz’s case because first of all, I want the court of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to handle this case and later on, I leave this case on Allah for the Day of Judgment. I only wrote all those references to prove the existence of the word INNOCENT in the verse.

    May Allah Guide me and all Muslims to the Right Path.

    • “As I said earlier, I don’t want to get involve in the Mumtaz’s case because first of all, I want the court of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to handle this case and later on, I leave this case on Allah for the Day of Judgment.”

      – Precisely! Even if someone is not innocent of a crime, you can’t have a situation where Tom, Dick or Harry (or Mumtaz, Zubair or Yazid, as the case may be) go around murdering people! After an accusation of a crime is made, if the accuser wants to take the matter further, he should go to the relevant authorities and a court case needs to be held, to hear both the prosecution and the defence councils. The guilt or innocence of the defendant and relevant sentence (if guilty), is a matter for a most knowledgeable, wise and qualified expert in law to decide, namely a judge. The enforcing of the sentence, a responsibility of the justice office of the state. When people start “taking the law into their own hands” this will if not halted, lead to anarchy, a systematic breakdown of law and order. Now as far as I’m aware, no credible scholar of Islam has ever called for this, nor is that a state of affairs the Holy Qur’an advises.

      • We are still waiting for our court’s answer and that’s why I can’t say anything on this matter.

        What I commented for was that the verse is being quoted everywhere nowadays out of context. Quran never says that killing someone is like killing whole humanity, Quran said killing an INNOCENT is like killing whole humanity. If it would have been like this, then, every killing should have been regarded as the killing of whole humanity, whether it’s on the orders of a judge of a Supreme Court. Intentions could never ever be excluded from the judgment. It is what Islam says.

        I just request everyone on internet to not use the Quran out of context. Otherwise, it can lead to something it is not meant for. I am not really interested whether Mumtaz get sentenced or not because what he have done has been recorded in his account and he’ll be treated accordingly on the Day of Judgment.

    • I don’t know about his life. But if he was INNOCENT, then why people quote the verse out of context? The verse is being quoted out of context. If you prove Salman Taseer a martyr with the full verse and full context, I don’t have any problem with him. I only have the problem with the verse OUT OF CONTEXT.

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