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473 - لِكُلِّ شَي‏ءٍ حَدٌّ

473. Everything Has a Bound

1434.الإمامُ الباقرُ عليه السلام : إنّ اللَّهَ تباركَ وتعالى‏ ...جَعلَ لكُلِّ شي‏ءٍ حَدّاً ، و جَعلَ علَيهِ دَليلاً يَدُلُّ علَيهِ ، وجَعلَ على‏ مَن تَعدّى‏ ذلك الحَدَّ حَدّاً .2

1434.Imam al-Baqir (AS) said, 'Truly Allah, Blessed and most High ... has set a bound for everything, and has made for each one a sign indicating to it, and He has designated a punishment for whoever transgresses that bound.' 3

1.The Arabic word 'hadd (pl. hudud) is a word referring specifically to the punishments prescribed in Islamic law for various crimes. Lexically the word means 'limit, boundary, border', and refers to any such boundary. In Islamic law therefore, the same word applies to both the cause and the effect, where the transgression of Allah's boundaries and overstepping of His limits (hudud) necessitates the meting out of due legal punishments (hudud) set out in the Islamic penal law. In this chapter therefore, both legal punishment and boundary or limit have been used to translate the same word depending on the individual context. (ed.)

2.الكافي : ۱ / ۵۹ / ۲ .

3.al-Kafi, v. ۱, p. ۵۹, no. ۲

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