(NewsGlobal.com)- The highest authority in Afghanistan, Hibatullah Akhundzada, has issued an order directing all of the country’s judges to adhere to Islamic law strictly.
Adultery, drinking alcohol, stealing, kidnapping, robbery, apostasy, and rebellion are all kinds of crimes that carry mandatory punishments under Sharia law. Other crimes, such as stealing, kidnapping, and theft, also carry mandatory punishments.
Execution in public, stoning, flogging, and amputation are some of the possible forms of punishment.
Zabihullah Mujahid, the chief spokesman for the Taliban, tweeted the following message:
“His Highness Amir al-Mu’minin in a meeting with the judges: – Carefully study the files of thieves, kidnappers, and seditionists. – Hadad and Qisas must be applied to those files in which all of the Shariah prerequisites for them have been satisfied in order for you to be obligated to do so. Because this is the law that the Sharia has decreed and because my command is binding on you.”
Public stoning, amputation of limbs for thieves, and executions in public are all components of the Islamic law that have been commanded to be strictly enforced by the supreme leader of Afghanistan, who has given judges the right to do so.
Zabihullah Mujahid, the chief spokesman for the Taliban, tweeted late on Sunday night that Hibatullah Akhundzada gave the ‘obligatory’ directive after the shadowy commander met with a panel of judges.
Since the Taliban’s return to power in August of last year, Akhundzada, who has not been recorded or photographed in public since then, reigns by order from Kandahar, the birthplace and spiritual stronghold of the organization.
In July, the secretive commander of the Taliban made it known to the rest of the world that he believed sharia law to be the only viable model for a prosperous Islamic state.
This comes at a time when the Taliban are maintaining their ban on women participating in most parts of public life. Women are not permitted to enter secondary schools, places of employment, public parks, or fitness centers.