Gardens of the Righteous: Morality for Betterment of Society with Kindness & Compassion

ICNA Canada helps influence & shape policy regarding the Canadian Government’s approach to promoting the true message of Islam within a multicultural Canadian society. ICNA Canada’s official web site shared the book “Riyad us Saliheen” (“The Gardens of the Righteous” رياض الصالحين), a collection of aHadith with modern commentary compiled by Imam Sharaf An-Nawawi, a Sunni scholar of the 13th century.

[Hadith]: 913. `Imran bin Husain (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: A woman came to the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) after having conceived from Zina (adultery). She submitted: “O Messenger of Allah! I am liable to Hadd (punishment ordained by Allah), so execute it.” The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) called her guardian and said, “Treat her well and bring her to me after delivery and a time for the suckling the child.” The guardian acted accordingly (months later delivered the woman). Then the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) commanded to tie her clothes firmly around her and then stoned her to death. The Prophet (PBUH) then offered funeral prayer for her.

In conclusion we learn that the Prophet did not have the woman stoned while she carried the child but allowed the child to be born and suckled before the mother of the infant child was stoned to death. Scholars point to this as irrefutable evidence of the Messenger’s infinite wisdom, kindness and compassion.

The following is more context regarding stoning to death from IslamQ&A

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