Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Do the Quran and the Hadith Sanction the Death Penalty for Apostasy?

"The killing of apostates is not prescribed in any verse of the Quran," writes Abdullah Saeed — The faith which it is death to leave? — who, later noting that while "[t]he hadith, sayings of the Prophet Muhammed not recorded in the Quran, are often cited in support of killing apostates," argues, "This is based on a serious misunderstanding" — The faith which it is death to leave (2).

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