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or hu·dood (ho͞o-do͞od′)
n. Islam
The portion of shari'a law concerning the trial and punishment of the most serious crimes, including adultery, theft, and murder, prescribing penalties such as flagellation, amputation, and beheading.

[Arabic ḥudūd, plural of ḥadd, edge, limit, divine ordinance, punishment, from ḥadda, to sharpen, delimit; see ḥdd in Semitic roots.]


(Koran) the set of laws and punishments specified by Allah in the Koran
[from Arabic, literally: boundaries, limits]
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Noun1.hudud - Islamic laws stating the limits ordained by Allah and including the deterrent punishments for serious crimes
Islamic law, sharia, sharia law, shariah, shariah law - the code of law derived from the Koran and from the teachings and example of Mohammed; "sharia is only applicable to Muslims"; "under Islamic law there is no separation of church and state"
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The final rounds to determine the top three winners for events including the Dau (local division), Hudud Al Saluki and the Hudud Al Tahaddi challenge were held Friday.
According to the memo which was signed by the president of the Bar Association, al-Tayeb Haroun, the charges faced by the two lawyers don't include Hudud (class of punishment under Shar'ia that are fixed for certain crimes that are considered to be 'claims of God') or Qisas (retaliation) and hence there are no legal obstacles to apply article (58) of the criminal code.
THE sixth edition of the Qatar Falcons and Hunting Festival, being held under the patronage of HE Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani at Sabkhet Marmi near Sealine, Mesaieed, opened on Monday with the Hudud Al Tahaddi challenge.
Hudud (prevention), qisas (hindrance) and tazir (prohibition) are three main areas that are covered by Islamic jurisprudence in the criminal justice system (Ahmed 1992).
At the same time, a spontaneous and celebrity-led boycott of top Hollywood hotels owned by the Sultan of Brunei, though not expected to be effective, took place after the Southeast Asian kingdom initiated a staggered implementation of hudud punishments, which would eventually include stoning adulterers to death.
Umri then discusses the huge and enormous responsibilities of the head of an Islamic state that he has to enforce the Shariah, establish the Hudud, the Divine limits, defend the country from the foreign invasions etc.
Conceptualizing an Islamic government as one that implements sharia by providing services and security for the people predicts increased support for democratic values, whereas conceptualizing an Islamic government as one that implements sharia by imposing hudud punishments and restricting women's public roles predicts increased support for militancy.
Shari'a law codifies punishments called hudud, which are applied to a defined set of crimes, including acts of sodomy.
Saudi Arabia MOHE plans to build phase 1 of Al Hudud University Hospital at Northern Borders, Arar, in Saudi Arabia.
domestic violence, marriage and divorce, hudud offenses, veiling); the right to health; sexual and reproductive rights; freedom of expression; children's rights; the administration of justice; equality under the law; and torture and cruel and inhuman treatment.
In legal terms, they refer to restrictions or boundaries (hudud), and Islam's Shariah imposes certain additional hudud on believers that confine our actions to a certain sphere.
Besides the Hanafi School of law, other schools consider two other penalties as hudood, namely: penalty for qisas (retribution) and apostasy; hence according to them, the total number of hudud are seven considering that al-hadd means any penalty estimated and decreed by Allah (swt) and it is forbidden for anyone to go beyond it; and considering that al-had includes what is the right of Allah and the rights of people including qisas (retribution).