Quranic verses on Stealing

According to the Holy Quran, theft is forbidden in Islam and is the 23rd biggest sin. It’s is also considered Haraam (forbidden) according to sayings of Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him. Allah, the most Gracious has condemned stealing and has prescribed legal punishment through Sharee’ah (Islamic law)] for a thief is to cut off the thief’s hand. The following is a compilation of the various verses in the Qur’an which shed light on stealing:

#1. “[As for] the thief, the male and the female, amputate their hands in recompense for what they earned [i.e. committed] as a deterrent [punishment] from Allah. And Allah is Exalted in Might and Wise.” [Quran 5:38]

#2. O you who believe! Eat not up your property among yourselves unjustly except it be a trade amongst you, by mutual consent. And do not kill yourselves (nor kill one another). Surely, Allah is Most Merciful to you. (Quran 4:29)

#3. But whosoever repents after his crime and does righteous good deeds (by obeying Allah), then verily, Allah will pardon him (accept his repentance). Verily, Allah is Most Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Quran 5:39)

#4. And eat up not one another’s property unjustly (in any illegal way e.g. stealing, robbing, deceiving, etc.), nor give bribery to the rulers (judges before presenting your cases) that you may knowingly eat up a part of the property of others sinfully. (Quran 2:188)

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1 comment

  1. Rabbani

    You should put the two ayat from the same surah together so people see that our Lord is merciful and not vengeful like human beings

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