The oddest piece of news we have encountered lately is the death penalty verdict to Maulana Sayeedi charged with inciting crimes against humanity during the Bangladesh War of freedom in 1971.
The most important principle in the application of Sharia Law is justice, and not the base instincts to take revenge or end those who oppose. Even if they hate Sayeedi for the war crimes, the death and destruction he caused, they should be just to him. Indeed, some of the Sharia defenders are the ones who drew sadistic mis-pleasure in executing people in the civil society; we need to ensure justice is justice.
To be just is to follow Quran, one of the most profound statements on justice in Quran, states that don’t let your bias, prejudice or hate come in the way of being just. There is a lot of wisdom in it in keeping peace (Islam) in the society alive.
Death Penalty is indeed a primitive form of justice where the state deliberately and intentionally kills the bad guy as horribly as the criminal had committed those crimes on innocent civilians. The death penalty is still prevalent in most of the United States, South Asia, Middle East and many a Muslim majority nations.
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