Breach of Trust

Posted on 03/19/2012 by marina

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BREACH OF TRUST. Arabic خيانة
khiyanah. The punishment of amputation of the hand is not inflicted for a breach of trust. And if a guest steal the property of his host whilst he is staying in his house, the hand is not cut off. Breach of trust in Muslim law being a less offence than ordinary theft, the punishment for breach of trust is left to the discretion of the Judge. (Hamilton’s Hidayah vol. ii, pp. 93-102.)

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam