His mother also converts to Islam, and is disturbed when she sees a video “in which the chained hand of a man can be seen — and a descending axe. Whether it was Christian who chops off the man’s hand is unclear. But it is he who gives the tortured man a kiss on the head in the next shot.” His mother said: “I can’t understand how you can do something like this. That’s simply wrong. It’s not in the Koran, not in any surah (chapter).” But when she said this to him, “he accused me of not having understood my faith correctly.”
Who was right?
“The thief, the male and the female, amputate their hands in recompense for what they committed as a deterrent from Allah. And Allah is Exalted in Might and Wise.” (Qur’an 5:38)