Some Muslim clerics claim burning people is not Islamic and forbidden. However, there are contradictory statements within Islam’s own literature. Here are a few examples:
Historical source for burning: Muhammad’s conquest of Khaybar: “Kinana b. al-Rabi`, who had the custody of the treasure of B. al-Nadir, was brought to the apostle who asked him about it. He denied that he knew where it was. A Jew came (T. was brought) to the apostle and said that he had seen Kinana going round a certain ruin every morning early. When the apostle said to Kinana, ‘Do you know that if we find you have it I shall kill you?’ he said Yes. The apostle gave orders that the ruin was to be excavated and some of the treasure was found. When he asked him about the rest he refused to produce it, so the apostle gave orders to al-Zubayr b. al-Awwam, ‘Torture him until you extract what he has,’ so he kindled a fire with flint and steel on his chest until he was nearly dead. Then the apostle delivered him to Muhammad b. Maslama and he struck off his head, in revenge for his brother Mahmud.” (Ibn Ishaq 515).
It appears Muhammad approved torture by fire in the above Islamic historical source.
The most authoritative hadith by Bukhari seems to be contradictory in regards to burning as punishment.
Hadith against burning: “Narrated ‘Ikrima: Some Zanadiqa (atheists) were brought to ‘Ali and he burnt them. The news of this event, reached Ibn ‘Abbas who said, ‘If I had been in his place, I would not have burnt them, as Allah’s Apostle forbade it, saying, “Do not punish anybody with Allah’s punishment (fire).” I would have killed them according to the statement of Allah’s Apostle, “Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him.”‘” (Bukhari 9.84.57).
Hadith for burning: Muhammad is depicted as saying that those who don’t answer the call to prayer should be set on fire, along with their houses: “Certainly I decided to order the Mu’adh-dhin (call-maker) to pronounce Iqama and order a man to lead the prayer and then take a fire flame to burn all those who had not left their houses so far for the prayer along with their houses.” (Bukhari 1.11.626)
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Christians Burned in Pakistan
Pregnant Christian woman and husband tortured, stoned and finally burned to death by fanatical Islamic mob (Voice of the Martyrs)
Pregnant Christian woman and husband tortured, stoned and finally burned to death by fanatical Islamic mob (Gateway Pundit)
Tortures approved by the Qur’an, Hadith or Islamic History:
Crucifixion & Amputation
Muhammad’s ultimatum included the entire world: “And fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is all for Allah” (Qur’an 8:39). Still, if it takes a holy war and murder to do so, the goal of Muhammad and his moon-god Allah has been to subdue the entire world to the religion of Islam. The Qur’an clearly stipulates that those who do not surrender to Islam will be tortured or put to death:
The only reward of those who make war upon Allah and His messenger . . . will be that they will be killed or crucified, or have their hands and feet on alternate sides cut off, or will be expelled out of the land” (Qur’an 5:33).
Now when ye meet in battle those who disbelieve, then it is smiting of the necks (Beheading) until, when ye have routed them, then making fast of bonds; and afterward either grace or ransom till the war lay down its burdens (Qur’an 47:4).
In accordance with the principle of an eye for an eye retribution Muslims often have stoned individuals to death.
Other tortures include eyes, ears and nose cut off.
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