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Punishment for rape

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Assalamualikum, What is the punishment of raping someone.

 

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Punishment for rape

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The punishment for rape is the same as that of the crime of zina in Islamic Law. If a person is married and is convicted of rape, the punishment prescribed in Shariah is that he should be stoned to death in public. But if the person is unmarried, the punishment is that he should be flogged 100 lashes in public.

 

The above is the punishment Shariah or Islamic Law allows the State to extract in the life of this world on the person committing this heinous crime. If the person does not repent for his heinous crime, the punishment in the Hereafter is much more severe and ever-lasting!

 

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