Afghanistan’s supreme leader, Hibatullah Akhundzada , has ordered the country’s judges to fully enforce Islamic law.
Under Sharia Law, certain types of crimes, such as adultery, alcohol consumption, theft, kidnapping, robbery, apostasy, and rebellion, have punishments that are mandated. Punishments can include public execution, stoning and flogging and amputation.
Taliban chief spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid tweeted, “His Highness Amir al-Mu’minin in a meeting with the judges: – Carefully examine the files of thieves, kidnappers and seditionists. – Those files in which all the Shariah conditions of Hadad and Qisas have been fulfilled, you are obliged to implement Hadad and Qisas. Because this is the ruling of Sharia and my command which is obligatory.”
عالیقدر امیرالمؤمنین در یک نشست با قاضیان:
ــ دوسیه های دزدان، اختطافچیان و فتنه گران را به گونه دقیق برسی نماید.
ــ آن دوسیه ها که در آن تمام شرائط شرعی حد وقصاص تکمیل شده باشد، شما مکلف هستید که درآن حدود و قصاص را عملی نماید،
زیرا این حکم شریعت و امر من می باشد که واجب است.
— Zabihullah (..ذبـــــیح الله م ) (@Zabehulah_M33) November 13, 2022
Afghanistan’s supreme leader has ordered judges to fully enforce aspects of Islamic law that include public executions, stonings and floggings, and the amputation of limbs for thieves.
Taliban chief spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid tweeted late on Sunday that the ‘obligatory’ command by Hibatullah Akhundzada came after the secretive leader met with a group of judges.
Akhundzada, who has not been filmed or photographed in public since the Taliban returned to power in August last year, rules by decree from Kandahar, the movement’s birthplace and spiritual heartland.
‘Carefully examine the files of thieves, kidnappers and seditionists,’ Mujahid quoted Akhundzada as saying.
‘Those files in which all the sharia (Islamic law) conditions of hudud and qisas have been fulfilled, you are obliged to implement.
‘This is the ruling of sharia, and my command, which is obligatory.’
In July, the reclusive Taliban supreme leader told the world sharia law was the only model for a successful Islamic state.
The move comes as the Taliban continues to restrict women from most aspects of public life. Women have been banned from attending secondary schools, work, parks and gyms.
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