MEMRI On December 15, 2014, a document detailing the Islamic State (ISIS) penal code was released on the Jihadi Media Platform forum (alplatformmedia.com). The document, which was titled “Clarification [regarding] the Hudud [Koranic punishments],” included a list of crimes and their respective punishment according to the shari’a. ISIS said it published the document as a warning and a reminder to the people living under its rule. It also reaffirmed its commitment to enforce it vigilantly.
The document begins with various Koranic verses emphasizing the need for Muslims to adhere to the shari’a, while noting that those who do not follow it are considered unbelievers.
The punishment is based on Koran 5:33: “Indeed, the penalty for those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and strive after corruption in the land is that they be killed or crucified, or have their hands and feet be cut off on opposite sides, or that they be exiled from the land…”
Below are the crimes listed in this document along with their respective punishment under sharia law:
BLASPHEMY AGAINST ALLAH: DEATH
BLASPHEMY AGAINST PROPHET MOHAMMED: DEATH– even if the accuser repents
BLASPHEMY AGAINST ISLAM: DEATH
ADULTERY: STONING TO DEATH iF the adulterer is married and 100 LASHES and EXILE if he or she were unmarried.
SODOMY/HOMOSEXUALITY: DEATH whether you are the recipient or the depositor
THEFT: CUTTING OFF THE HAND
DRINKING ALCOHOL: 80 LASHES
SLANDERING: 80 LASHES
SPYING FOR THE UNBELIEVERS: DEATH
APOSTASY FROM ISLAM: DEATH
COMBINED MURDER & STEALING: DEATH & CRUCIFIXION
MURDER ONLY: DEATH (except if the murder victim is an infidel)
STEALING ONLY: CUTTING OFF RIGHT HAND & LEFT LEG
TERRORIZING MUSLIMS: EXILE