Sharia law and the death penalty

hengingIn many Islamic countries which continue to carry out executions, the death penalty has become a taboo subject. Governments frequently use Sharia to justify why they retain and apply capital punishment, and this can seem to close discussion on the subject. However, Sharia law is not as immutable on the death penalty as many scholars or states say.

Would abolition of the death penalty be unfaithful  to the message of Islam?

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