The Position of Diyat as Alternative Punishment for Homicide

20 October 2022 (Thursday)
10:30am - 11:30am (Malaysian Standard Time GMT +8)

ILTS 20OCT2022 

The issue of diyat was mentioned by the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) when he announced that the Cabinet has agreed to replace the mandatory death penalty in Malaysia with alternative sentences. Among the suggestions mentioned is the possibility of diyat to replace the death penalty.

This talk will discuss about the general concept of diyat as a compensation for intentional murder when qisas (death penalty) cannot be executed and how it works if the murder accused is to be tried, convicted and sentenced under the classical Islamic criminal law. The role of diyat and its quantum for bodily injuries will also be highlighted.

PowerPoint Presentation (in PDF format)

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International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) Malaysia.

Jalan Ilmu, Off Jalan Prof Diraja Ungku Aziz (formely Jalan Universiti), 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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