Last updated on: 3/2/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Understanding Islam Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
Reasoning:

“[T]he criminal is to be killed or injured in the same way as he himself killed or injured his victim. Obviously, the principle of Qisaas when applied in the case of murder would translate to killing the murderer, in the same manner, as he himself killed his victim.”

“Regarding the Death Penalty,” www.understanding-islam.com (accessed July 29, 2008)

Description:

“This site epitomizes a movement. A movement to reform intellectual stagnation. This is an attempt to go back to the original sources of Islam — the Qur’an and the Sunnah, in a time when blind acquiescence is in vogue.

A movement to harmonize the sectarian disharmony. This is an attempt to ascribe to the term Muslim in letter and spirit in a time when sectarian cacophony is the order of the day.

A movement to elucidate the word of God only. This is an attempt to separate the sacred from the profane, in a time when human interpretations have become Divine words incarnate.”

“Welcome to Understanding Islam,” www.understanding-islam.com (accessed July 29, 2008)

Mission:

“At ‘Understanding Islam’, all our effort are directed toward clearing the path of truth — as we see it — from all intellectual hindrances, for the seeking mind. We sincerely hope that our efforts shall not only help in removing doubts regarding Islam from the modern mind, but shall also help in bringing our readers close to their Creator and help them in cleansing their hearts, minds and souls for the sole purpose of achieving the everlasting bliss in the life hereafter.”

“Welcome to Understanding Islam,” www.understanding-islam.com (accessed July 29, 2008)

Other:
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Quoted in:
  1. Does Islam Support the Death Penalty?