Azadeh Pourzand: A letter about Stoning to Death

Azadeh Pourzand: A letter about Stoning to Death

Click the link above for a poignant letter from a child who watched his mother stoned to death 26 years ago.
According to Article 83 of the Islamic Penal Code of Iran, stoning to death has been declared a permissible punishment for a few different types of adultery, based on this Koran text:
Volume 2, Book 23, Number 413:
Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar :
The Jew brought to the Prophet a man and a woman from amongst them who have committed (adultery) illegal sexual intercourse. He ordered both of them to be stoned (to death), near the place of offering the funeral prayers beside the mosque.”

In stoning to death, the victims’s hands are tied behind their backs and their bodies are put in a cloth sack. Then, this human “package” is buried in a hole, with only the victims heads showing above the ground. If its a woman, she is buried upto her shoulders. This is to give her an seemingly equal (but nonetheless impossible) chance to escape recognizing her lesser physical strength.
After the hapless individual has been secured in the hole, people start chanting “Allah hu Akbar” (meaning, God is great), and throw palm sized stones at the head of the victim from a certain distance (a circle is drawn).
The stones are thrown until the person dies or until he/she escapes out of the hole and crosses the circle. Escaping is impossible, given that the individual’s hands are tied behind their backs and they are buried in a hole up to their necks or shoulders (in the case of males and females respectively). Click here to watch the Stoning-to-death video

5 thoughts on “Azadeh Pourzand: A letter about Stoning to Death”

  1. jesus said those who are without sin cast the first stone. the book of matthew levi. the persons are excusing sex and revenge. jesus thru G-d said, vengence is mine saith the lord, man, because of his sinful nature no man has not the right to kill anyone without jesus christ pure judgement.the stoners are probably sinners and cannot judge anyone. jesus is pure in his mind and has got the judgements of all involved in these excused crimes. the will be judged because we are in the evil times and only jesus can judge wronge doing.

  2. yeshua is at the judgement seat at this moment so everyone get right and the video of the stoners have been or soon will be judged. jesus (yeshua his jewish name)is king of all. the unsaved muslims will be swimming in hell fire if they do not stop. the muslim world is falling as i speak because there are christians praying to escape the devilish acts. i prophesied and the are a bucch of white wearing nuts and the women are a bunch of black wearing idoits. the is no such customs in king jesus rule. we get white robes after we are taken to him in death or alive.G-d bless those who read this.


    At least eight women and one man are reported to have been sentenced to death by stoning in Iran. Please read the recent news on BBC;

    There is NO penalty of “Death by Stoning” in the Qur’an for any crime or sin committed. It was the prophetic Law that existed, based on the Earlier Books, prior to the Penalty of Flogging prescribed in the Qur’an; chapter 24 – Sura Nur Verse 2 was revealed to mankind.
    The Qur’an also permits these criminals to marry among themselves and have children.
    Those who wish to place the outdated Prophetic Tradition of “Stoning to Death”, over and above the Eternal Verses of the Allah are in reality committing an unpardonable sin of SHIRK in Islam.

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