|In the Koran, THIS is the punishment for theft of web content.|
Apparently a web site out of Egypt is stealing the entire blog content of numerous people. I was notified of this yesterday. If you are not reading this at http://terriermandotcom.blogspot.com/ then this is stolen content.
Google has been notified and no doubt this will be sorted in short order.
Because ALL my posts are being stolen entire, including family photos, all text, etc., this post will be stolen too. With that in mind I would like to note that:
Theft is Haraam (forbidden) according to the Quran, Sunnah [sayings of Prophet Muhammad sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allaah exalt his mention ) ] and Ijmaa’ (scholarly consensus). Allaah, the Most Exalted, has condemned this action and decreed an appropriate punishment for it. The Hadd [i.e. the legal punishment prescribed by the Sharee'ah (Islamic law)] for a thief is to cut off the thief's hand. Allaah Almighty Says in the Noble Quran (what means): “[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 Allaah. And Allaah is Exalted in Might and Wise.” [Quran 5:38]
Egypt does not operate under Sharia law, but all countries operate under the laws of common decency and common sense. All countries prohibit theft. All religions -- Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism -- count it as a sin with serious punishment attached.
This is not the first time content has been stolen from this blog. As in the past, this instance is an example of someone with low morality, and low creative and intellectual capacity, who no doubt is also terribly lazy. It's simply too hard for this person to learn about, or think of, anything anyone would want to know about or read about. And so he or she slaps up a bit of code and steals.
Thieves will always be with us, same as roaches and rats. It is why the words of Mohammed and Moses ring as true today as they ever have.
And it is exactly because we will always have vermin that we need verminators to seek out and destroy the vermin.
Allah, the Most Exalted, has condemned theft and decreed that the appropriate punishment for it be amputation. This is the word of God. Who am I to disagree?