By Dr. H. Koya
The Khashoggi murder case made headlines all over the world when it took place or was executed. Without getting too legal and not using my investigative and prosecutorial prowess, I agree with the CIA findings.
Regrettably, in today’s Islam we do not have a legal system based on the evidentiary process described in the Holy Quran as to sworn testimony with corroboration. The legal system got a very great take off till the 2nd Caliphate but never took shape and crystallized into judiciary with appeals system leading to finality at a Supreme Court. What is commonly referred to as Islamic Shariah are for the most part individual opinions or edicts of a Mufti or a group of Muftis.
That being said, the bottom line is the forgiveness of Khashoggi murder by his sons is allowed and acceptable in Islam.
FORGIVENESS FOREMOST IN ISLAM
Throughout the Holy Quran, God presents Himself as The Most Forgiving and The Ever Merciful by which it is manifestly intended by Allah the Muslims MUST soak themselves in these primary attributes and express them freely in their life instead of avenge and retaliation.
In terms of modern legal system, “damage and pain” compensation is “big deal” in Civil Litigation in US County Civil Courts of which a part in Jury Trials for about 10 years.
Death caused by deliberate intent or by mishap, robs a family of power of earning and puts the family in enormous mental and psychological pain which only jury to can assess and quantify the damage in dollar value.
However, for lack of a proper Islamic legal system, it is proper to seek blood money or forgive the perpetrator altogether .
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