This khutbah was given on Dec. 18, 2015.
The penalty for adultery in Islam has been the subject of much criticism by
non-Muslims. Nouman Ali Khan places the early verses of Surat An-Nur in
context, explaining that the Quran has only specified punishment in this world
for crimes that damage society as a whole. While adulterers must be whipped
100 times, it is only on condition that four witnesses see them commit this
public display of indecency, which is criminalized by all societies. The verses
also mete out an almost equal punishment to those who so much as hint that a
woman has committed adultery without seeing the sin being committed with
their own eyes. This is the ultimate testament to the gravity of slander in Islam.
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