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- n. Islamic laws stating the limits ordained by Allah and including the deterrent punishments for serious crimes
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Musharraf had recently called for a review of the blasphemy and the hudood laws.
Taliban, hudood punishments included public stoning, amputations and lashing.
The stoning came two days after Afghanistan's highest Islamic religious body, the Council of Ulema, called on the government to more strictly enforce physical shari'a punishments, known as hudood, as a concession to the Taliban in an attempt to end the war.
"We should emphasize here that the way out of these problems in this day and age is to judge by Shariah and to implement the Divinely ordained criminal punishments (hudood), as commanded by Allah, the Mighty and Majestic, at the hands of the rulers," AMJA scholars agree,
Aur choonki behen Swati bhi aapke khatoot se intahaayi hudood tak mutaasir haiN to yaqeenan aap jo bhi keh rahe haiN ghalat to woh sab nahiN hi hoga.
Based on Shariah laws, the 'hudood ordinance' ensured that hundreds of women were subjected to rape or even gang rape and were eventually accused of adultery and incarcerated.
Back in 1979, Zia ul-Haq — in an attempt to stir up zeal for the campaign in support of Afghanistan’s mujahideen — had enacted a raft of Islamist ordinances, or hudood, posting an imam to every unit, encouraging prayer in the barracks, and installing a religious-affairs directorate at general headquarters.