Stoning without the Imam?

Question:

In the absence of the Imam of our time (a.), is it permissible to stone?

Answer:

Aban Ibn Taghlib reported that Imam As-Sadiq (a.) said: “Two kinds of blood that God has allowed in Islam may not be shed by the judgement of anyone until God sends the Rising (Qa’im) of the people of the house (a.). When God sends the Rising One (Qa’im) of the people of the house (a.), he judges with the judgment of God. To the one who is chaste and has illegitimate intercourse, he carries out the stoning, and to the one who refuses to give to the poor, he gives a slap to his neck.” [Kamal-ud-Din of As-Saduq, page 671 Hadith 21]

وروى أبان بن تغلب عنه عليه السلام أنه قال: دمان في الاسلام حلال من الله تبارك وتعالى لا يقضي فيهما أحد حتى يبعث الله عز وجل قائمنا أهل البيت فإذا بعث الله عز وجل قائمنا أهل البيت حكم فيهما بحكم الله عز وجل: الزاني المحصن يرجمه، ومانع الزكاة يضرب عنقه


 

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