Burning Someone Alive With Fire, Part 1
Many people believe it is absolutely haraam to burn someone alive with fire due to the narration of Ibn Abbaas found in Bukhari. However just because a narration is found in Bukhari, it does not mean that we should not look elsewhere for further narrations on the topic, narrations which may restrict the meaning, or give exceptions to the rule.
There are many narrations which the Da’ees either hide away from the people (acting as the Jewish Rabbis did to their followers – hiding part of the scripture), or are in fact themselves unaware of (in which case they are not fit to be Da’ees).
Islamically speaking, it is haram to give a fatwa (i.e. to declare something is haram or halal) without sound knowledge on the topic. Furthermore, before declaring your brothers as ignorant or extreme, we must clarify with them the reasons for their actions (which we believe are erroneous), as many times the one who got criticised is indeed upon the haqq and the one criticising was the one lacking knowledge, being hasty to label others without ilm. And hence, the criticiser has done nothing but publicly expose his ignorance as well as leading others astray for which he will be queationed on the day where we will all be accounted for our own sins.
In the upcoming posts I will present the proofs to show the permissibility of burning someone alive with fire, through authentic sources. Narrations which clearly show that the prohibition is not an absolute one, but is in fact exempted in the case of Qisas and Maslahah.
NOTE: This is just an academic study on the fiqh ruling. Please stay on topic when commenting on this and the upcoming posts, jazaakAllaahu khairan.