Facebook: 20.12.19: Qur'an on Stoning
[Mr Choudhary was asked: "Are you saying the Koran is wrong to recommend that gays in certain circumstances be stoned to death?"
He replied: " No, no. Certainly what the Koran says is correct.]
All this is nonsense. The Quran makes no such recommendation. Here is what it says:
1. "He [the believer] exercises control over his sexual desires and enjoys them within the limit prescribed by God for the purpose." - Khan, Maulana Wahiduddin. Quran: A Simple English Translation (Goodword ! Koran) . Goodword Books. Kindle Edition.
2. "And if, after they [female slaves] are married, they commit adultery they shall have half the punishment prescribed for a free woman." - ibid.
As many scholars have pointed out, there is no such thing as half a stoning. Therefore, some other (unspecified) form of punishment is envisaged.
If ancient scriptures, including the Bible, are to be faulted, it is for mentioning only female adulterers. One suspects their male partners in "crime" were dealt with much more leniently, and possibly even let off the hook.