Fatwa: # 15595
Category: Jurisprudence and Rulings...
Country: South Africa
Date: 26th August 2007


Is it true if a person does not pray Salaah then you can kill him in an Islamic State?


At jumuah today the imaam said that, in a islamic state, if a person does not make salaah and you tell him three time to and he still doesnt make, then you are allowed to kill that person. How true is this?if at all?


In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatoh


If a leader of an Islamic state wishes to set an example to people about the importance of salah and severity for not performing salah, he may adopt a position to achieve that which includes appropriate punishment.


And Allah knows best


Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Darul Iftaa

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