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Al-Liwaat (Sodomy) - Part 5

PUNISHMENT OF SODOMY BY THE ISLAMIC COURT:

Since sodomy is a greater sin than adultery and its evils are worse, the punishment of sodomy, in accordance with the Islamic Sharia’h is also more severe. Islam prescribes capital punishment for the active as well as the passive partner in the crime. If both are adults and sane, both of them have to be killed. The active partner has to be beheaded with the sword or killed by stonning or burnt alive or thrown from a height with the hands and the legs tied. It is at the descretion of the Islamic Qadhi (Judge) to determine the method. Similarly, the method adopted for the death of the passive partner is also determined by the Qadhi. According to Ameerul-Mu’mineen (as), a person who has committed this sin must also be burnt after being killed.
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Imam Ali's Behavior Towards Guests: Privilege and Priority of father in Islam

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Islamic Stories - Imam Ali (A.S.)

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A father and a son were once guests of Imam Ali (A.S.). As they arrived, Imam Ali (A.S.) received them warmly and arranged for their comfortable accommodation. In a room where they were seated, Imam Ali (A.S.) sat opposite to them, engaging them in a friendly conversation. And then it was time for the meal. After food had been served and eaten, Qambar, Imam Ali’s servant, brought a basin and a pitcher full of water for washing the guest’s hands. Imam Ali (A.S.) took the pitcher himself and asked the father to extend his hands so that he would pour the water.

“How is it possible that my Imam and leader serves me? It should be other way,” the guest said.

Imam Ali (A.S.) said: “Here is your brother in faith, eager to serve his brother and to earn the pleasure of Allah. Why do you prevent him?”

But the guest hesitated. Finally Imam Ali (A.S.) said: “As your Imam and leader, I request that you allow me the honor of this service.”

And when the guest complied, Imam Ali (A.S.) said: “Let your hands be washed thoroughly. Do not hasten, thinking that I should be relieved of this duty early.”

When it was the son’s turn, Imam Ali (A.S.) instructed his own son Muhammed Ibn Hanafiyyah, to hold the pitcher and wash the guest’s hands. Looking at his son, Imam Ali (A.S.) said:

I washed your father’s hands. My son washed your hands. If your father had not been my guest today, I would have washed your hands myself. But Allah loves to see that when a father and a son are present in a place, the father enjoys a privilege and a priority.

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