All laws should be amended in exceptional cases out of compassion/love.. And that was the message of Jesus,who did not break the law, but circumvent it. Where the law makes no exception, Jesus did not give any exception at all. This was seen in Jesus' action overturning the tables of Rabbis and people who took usury in trade and transactions. However the Pope, contradicting Jesus, is heavily into usury, owning the Catholic Church's own Bank and encouraging money laundering. Read more @ http://warongpakyeh.blogspot.com/2012/07/kenapa-drm-dan-najib-jumpa-pope.html
When justice is tempered with mercy
An Indonesian judge by the name of Marzuki was sitting in judgment of an old lady who pleaded guilty of stealing some tapioca from a plantation. In her defense, she admitted to the judge that she was indeed guilty of the crime because she was poor and her son was sick while her grandchild was hungry.
The plantation manager insisted that she be punished as a deterrent to others. The judge going through the documents then looked up and said to the old lady, “I’m sorry but I cannot make any exception to the law and you must be punished.” The old lady was fined Rp. 1 million (USD 100) and if she could not pay the fine then she will be jailed for 2 and a half years as demanded by the law.
She wept as she could not pay the fine. The judge then took off his hat and put in Rp. 1 million into the hat and said “In the name of justice, I fined all who are in the court Rp. 50 thousand (USD 5.50) as dwellers of this city and letting a child to starve until her grandmother have to steal to feed her grandchild. The registrar will now collect the fines from all the accused.” The court managed to collect Rp 3.5 million (USD 200) whereby once the fine was paid off, the rest was given to the old lady … .including the fine collected from the plantation manager.
WILL WE EVER SEE SUCH A HAPPENING IN OUR MALAYSIAN COURTS?
Pak Yeh's Comments : Will we see the same compassion in the Shariah courts.???
I don't think so, if the hadis, man's words, is made God's law there shall be no compassion.
According to a lahwal hadis (alledged/hearsay hadis) used by PAS President, Abdul Hadi, even a person who stole a blanket had his hands chopped off even though the owner of the blanket did not want to take such an action.
The hadis truly misleads and make a mockery of Islam as Allah Himself said in Quran 31:6 "Some people use lahwal hadis to mislead others from Allah's path, without knowledge, and make a mockery of it(Allah's path/Islam).
There are ample proofs of the use of compassion/love in the Quran. Read more @ http://warongpakyeh.blogspot.com/2008/11/hardying-and-softyang-of-islamic-law.html
The hadis is the root cause of Muslim disunity into mazhabs/divisions and the cause of wars between Muslims mazhabs. That was the reason why it was banned by the prophet Mohammad. Read more @ http://warongpakyeh.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-ban-burn-of-hadis.html
May we all be guided by the Spirit of Truth and by Truth, Himself.