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11b-1 Law Regarding: Crime and Evil

It is not lawful to accept any payment or property from a convicted adulterer, thief, public drunk, highway robber (gangster), and the like in order to defeat the prescribed punishment of the Boundary. [This is the case] whether the money is payed to the treasury or to any other recipient. Any such property received in order to defeat the application of any of the Boundaries is graft and is foul. If the ruler does that, he has combined two grievous acts of corruption: 1) failing to apply the law, and 2) consuming something foul (suht), i.e., bribery. So, he failed to fulfill the obligatory and he committed the unlawful…

# 2008-03-08 by samorgan | Islam Political Science