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Was Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) Unfair In The Way He Punished The Armed Robbers From The Tribe Of Ukl?
Note: I wrote a counter rebuttals to Sam Shamoun at: Rebuttal to "Muhammad and Poetry Revisited" and Revisiting "Was Prophet Muhammad Unfair In The Way He Punished The Armed Robbers From The Tribe Of Ukl?".
Almost every anti Islamic website presents this hadith in order to show that Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was too barbaric and unfair in the way he punished these individuals. Here is the hadith...
Volumn 008, Book 082, Hadith Number 794.
Narated By Anas : Some people from the tribe of 'Ukl came to the Prophet and embraced Islam. The climate of Medina did not suit them, so the Prophet ordered them to go to the (herd of milch) camels of charity and to drink, their milk and urine (as a medicine). They did so, and after they had recovered from their ailment (became healthy) they turned renegades (reverted from Islam) and killed the shepherd of the camels and took the camels away. The Prophet sent (some people) in their pursuit and so they were (caught and) brought, and the Prophets ordered that their hands and legs should be cut off and that their eyes should be branded with heated pieces of iron, and that their cut hands and legs should not be cauterized, till they die.
Muslims believe in equality, which is a universal principle.
And if ye do catch them out, catch them out no worse than they catch you out: But if ye show patience, that is indeed the best (course) for those who are patient.
The reason why the Prophet applied such a brutal punishment to those Bedouins was because the Prophet found out that those Bedouins did the same exact thing to the shepherd.
You can read the Tafsir for that hadith here
Therefore, the punishment that was ordered upon them was fair and just because they deserved to feel and endure what they made that poor shepherd feel.
Sam Shamoun responded back to this article and I responded back here http://www.answering-christianity.com/bassam_zawadi/counter_rebuttal_to_people_of_ukl.htm
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