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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.]
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(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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Meanwhile, Abu Hanifa school says that women may be judges in all matters, except "Hudud" crimes, which include theft, robbery, illicit sex, alcohol consumption, and apostasy, and "Qisas", which refers to offences that involve bodily injury or loss of life.
Some good indicators would include the consistency of Mahathir's thinking (for example, on Islamic hudud laws), which may demonstrate his genuine views, and his 'U-turns', which demonstrate political expediency rather than belief.
Kelantan PAS Ulama speaker Ishak Hassan had said that although he agreed with the cooperation, there are many grassroots members in the state who opposed the union due to Umno's past treatment of Kelantan when it held federal power, such as denying it oil royalties and even blocking hudud laws from being implemented in the state.
The hudud (Shari'a penalties) are implemented--the hudud of Allah--all of them.
The thesis was presented by researcher Zaid Al-Kathiri and titled: "The application of legal Hudud and Ta'zir in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the allegations of international organizations."
(13.) Bi-la Hudud, Al Jazeera TV, February 10, 2004,[phrase omitted]
PAS has been pushing to introduce a tough Islamic criminal code, known as hudud, in Kelantan that includes penalties such as amputations for theft and stoning to death for adultery.
Thirdly, the word sulh has been used in the context of hudud. The intention of the framers is evident.
The federal Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 (also referred to as Act 355) disallows the application of Syariah law in criminal cases, blocking the implementation of hudud at the state level.
Appearing in Al Jazeera TV's show titled 'Bila Hudud' (Without Borders), Marri said that the circumstances of the crime will be announced once the investigation is completed.
Nonetheless, Malaysian political leaders have continued to make public overtures towards political Islam, including a very recent debate on hudud punishments that currently sits before parliament.