Please consider it as an amicable sharing of Haqq (Truth) from the essence of brotherhood. This is important as it is directly concerning our Imaan (belief). As we find in the Qur’an:
[4:11] … Indeed, Allah is ever Knowing and Wise.
[65:12] It is Allah who has created seven heavens and of the earth, the like of them. [His] command descends among them so you may know that Allah is over all things competent and that Allah has encompassed all things in knowledge.
[3:54] And the disbelievers planned, but Allah planned. And Allah is the best of planners.
[4:40] Indeed, Allah does not do injustice, [even] as much as an atom’s weight;
Therefore, we must believe in the fact the Allah (AWJ) is –
- All Knowing
- Most Knowledgible
- Most Wise
- Best of Planner
- Extremely Just
According to Oxford dictionary, the word “belief” means – firm opinion, acceptance, trust or confidence etc. So now, if we believe in the above then it is irrelevant to think whether the law of death penalty (or chopping off hands for theft) enjoined by Allah (AWJ) is –
– correct or incorrect
– justified or unjust
It is also irrelevant to think of not supporting this particular law.
On the contrary, not supporting the law – is like – not believing that the law is the best or most justified one. So it becomes an act of Kufr (disbelief) as Allah (SWT) says in the Qur’an:
[33:36] It is not for a believing man or a believing woman, when Allah and His Messenger have decided a matter, that they should [thereafter] have any choice about their affair. And whoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger has certainly strayed into clear error.
[4:65] But no, by your Lord, they will not [truly] believe until they make you, [O Muhammad], judge concerning that over which they dispute among themselves and then find within themselves no discomfort from what you have judged and submit in [full, willing] submission.
[40:4] No one disputes concerning the signs (Ayat) of Allah except those who disbelieve, so be not deceived by their [uninhibited] movement throughout the land.
[2:85] … So do you believe in part of the Scripture and disbelieve in part? Then what is the recompense for those who do that among you except disgrace in worldly life; and on the Day of Resurrection they will be sent back to the severest of punishment. And Allah is not unaware of what you do.
[45:11] This [Qur’an] is guidance. And those who have disbelieved in the verses of their Lord will have a painful punishment of foul nature.
In fact, the nature of the believer should be as the Qur’an says:
[6:82] They who believe and do not mix their belief with injustice – those will have security, and they are [rightly] guided.
[24:51] The only statement of the [true] believers when they are called to Allah and His Messenger to judge between them is that they say, “We hear and we obey.” And those are the successful.
We may or may not understand the wisdom behind it (or may have question), as we dont have the knowledge of everything and the unseen. But we believe that there must be a good reasoning behind it, as it is from the One we believe the all Knowing and most Wise. Allah says in the Qur’an:
[2:216] Fighting has been enjoined upon you while it is hateful to you. But perhaps you hate a thing and it is good for you; and perhaps you love a thing and it is bad for you. And Allah Knows, while you know not.
May Allah (SWT) grant us with undisputed belief and strengthen our Imaan, have mercy on us, forgive all our sins, and guide us to the right path with the knowledge of truth.