23) Theft

Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

Allah says,

As to the thief, male or female, cut off his or her hand: retribution for their deed and exemplary punishment from Allah, and Allah is exalted in power, full of Wisdom.” (5:38)

Ibn Shihab commented, “Allah severely punished whosoever steals people’s property by cutting off his / her hand. And He is Almighty in retribution and full of wisdom in dispensing the penalty he has prescribed for thieves.

The Prophet said,

February 16, 2009