Please help me understand this islamic concept.Category: QuestionsPlease help me understand this islamic concept.
Ali asked 3 months ago

Salaam Aleykum,
To help me understand an aspect of the islam law system, I would appreciate your input.
1) Why is the testimony of a woman invalid in cases of Hudud and qisas? Is it the same for Tazir? So. what is the wisdom. If no men are available, can the women testify that a crime occurred for a punishment on the aggressor to occur?
2) If Tazir punishment is given, is it less severe that Hudud and qisass?
Thanks

1 Answers
Fiqh Department Staff answered 3 months ago

بِسْمِ ٱللَّٰهِ ٱلرَّحْمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته
As Salaamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh,
We hope this answer finds you in high Islamic spirit.
In the time of occultation of the Imam Masoom like in our time right now, there is no hudud or tazir. And, in some cases, a testimony of women is acceptable. Details are available in the book, Practical Law.