Last updated on: 2/5/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Ahmad Yusuf Sulaiman, PhD Biography

Title:
Professor of Law and Islamic Shariah at Cairo University, Giza, Egypt
Position:
Pro to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
Reasoning:

“In cases where the rapist confesses the crime, then the penalty for zina (illegitimate sexual intercourse) is to be applied to him. If he is not married, then he is to be whipped 100 lashes. If he is married, then he is to be stoned to death.”

Fatwa, www.islamonline.net (accessed Jul. 28, 2008)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to death penalty issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to death penalty issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Professor of Law and Islamic Shariah at Cairo University, Giza, Egypt
Education:
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Other:
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