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  • n. Plural form of hadith.


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  • The earthly punishment for apostasy comes from another source, namely the hadiths -- words and deeds attributed to Prophet Muhammad, but were canonized only two centuries after his death.

    Mustafa Akyol: The Case of Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani -- Apostasy from Islam is a Right, Not A Crime

  • The punishment is rooted in Islamic legal traditions, known as hadiths, that designate it as the penalty for adultery.

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  • The documents come from a collection of scriptures known as hadiths, the words of Muhammad not included in the Quran.

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  • In December 1997, BBC reported that Sheikh Youssef objected to the courts final ruling of prohibiting female circumcision in Egypt and said at the time that he had found "three new 'hadiths' (acts and words ascribed to the prophet Muhammad) proving that he had authorized female circumcision."

    The Egyptian Ministry of "Hisbah" - Fact or Fiction?

  • Apparently after the Koran was written some supplemental stories and rules were written called "hadiths", and some of them are definitely anti-jewish and pretty threatening towards them.

    Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

  • These are the "hadiths" that, after the Koran, are the second most important source for Islamic jurisprudence.

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  • However, almost all political Islamists believe that they must literally follow the hadiths, meaning that it is a requirement to copy and imitate the seventh-century Mohammad in every way, including his practice of continual warfare against all "non-believers."

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  • Yet hadiths are controversial sources, and, as many Muslim reformers have argued since the 19th century, some of them are apocryphal statements created long after the facts -- words put into the mouth of Prophet Muhammad according to later needs.

    Mustafa Akyol: The Case of Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani -- Apostasy from Islam is a Right, Not A Crime

  • Political and religious leaders invoke Islam—often using misogynistic interpretations of ambiguous and highly contested Quranic passages and hadiths—to justify pre-Islamic tribal practices such as honor killings and genital mutilation.

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  • Again, it was hadiths that later served to justify the death penalty

    Sharia law compatible with human rights, argues leading barrister


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