The rule: (There is no crime and no punishment except by the text) of a jurisprudential study through the Qur’an and Sunnah

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Dr. Rafid Hasan Majeed


Islamic Sharia is considered a complete and comprehensive law for all the requirements of life. The Holy Qur’an is the first fundamentals of Sharia, indicating its provisions and supported by the noble Sunnah, and it is the second source of Islamic law. Its sources, and the significance of the Holy Qur’an in its entirety, dedicated to its year and limitation to the absolute. It has a legal text, and the act or omission is not considered a crime unless this act is forbidden or imposed by divine legislation. This is because the legislator has to state what he is being punished for, and this meaning is mentioned in the rule: ((There is no crime or punishment without a text ((

The main question in this paper is how did Islamic law deal with this rule?

And the sub-questions: What is the meaning of the rule and its vocabulary? What are its evidence and its most important applications?

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