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Jordan: Why was he let off the hook?

“The woman in Malaysia who was to be caned for drinking beer will now wait until after Ramadan for her punishment,” writes Kinzi, who lives in Jordan, and asks: “What I really don’t get is why her husband was let off the hook, and is not facing similar punishment.”

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  • Anis

    As for me, I strongly agree with the caning punishment towards Kartika, albeit some people are considering human rights for this issue. It is very sad to see that even Muslim people are against the punishment as if they do not fathom and never concede with Syaria law which is totally based on what has been promoted in Islam. I don’t see a reason why we should back up Kartika for drinking beer. She should have realized in a very beginning that as a Muslim, drinking is forbidden. So why in the world she did it?! It’s clear that it was her mistake and as a lesson to herself and to the other Muslims as well, the punishment based on Syaria law is a good solution! And now, Kartika is ready for the sentence and she even wanted to go through the punishment in the public so that it could be a lesson for all but why people started to fight for her??? The caning is not a kind of violence as what people thought. In Syaria law, the procedure for caning punishment is much better compared to civil law, if only people know about that. Frankly speaking, it’s better off to be punished in the lifetime rather than being punished in the hell. People who are against the sentence made by Syaria court seem like they don’t have deep understanding about Islam yet. They are not sensitive about Islam even though they are Muslims. If they still want to hold affirm on human rights standpoint, I can assure that more and more Muslims will be drinking as they wish without a need to be scared of punishments. As a result, Islam itself will be looked down by other religions and the bad attitude of Muslims is just like an insult to Islam. As a matter of fact, the issue of caning towards Kartika shouldn’t be a big issue as the menace has admitted to be guilty and the punishment is coming up. But the only thing left is just a right time to implement the execution. The delay was attributed to Ramadhan as the person who is going to do the caning execution is a Muslim and he feels he should respect this holy month and that was why he decided to delay the punishment until Ramadhan is over. So Kartika shouldn’t be worried as the time for the punishment will come at the end of the day come what may. There’s no need to be in a hurry. If she has realized for all of her mistakes, Allah is always there to forgive her. My advice to Kartika is that, use this holy month (Ramadhan) to ask forgiveness from Allah and it’s only Allah who knows what is in people’s hearts and He is the only One who can change things. Allah is the Most Graceful and Loving. He would forgive anyone’s sins unless if the person believes something beside Allah and if the person has never sought for His forgiveness until the death is coming.

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