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April 13, 2024

Blood Money:

Keralites living across the world have crowdfunded Rs 34 crore to meet the ‘blood money’ to enable the release of a Kozhikode native facing the death penalty in Saudi Arabia.
• Abdul Rahim has been in prison for the last 18 years after a 15-year-old boy, who was left in his care and was being kept alive by a life support system, died while being driven in a car by him.

What is Blood Money?
• Blood money, also called bloodwit, is money or some sort of compensation paid by an offender or their family group to the family or kin group of the victim.
What is the concept of blood money in Sharia law?
• In Islamic law, the concept of “blood money” is known as “Diya” or “Diyya,” which refers to the compensation paid to the victim or the victim’s family in cases of intentional homicide or manslaughter.
The specific definition of blood money in the Quran:
Intentional Homicide:
• If a person intentionally takes the life of another individual, the Quran establishes that the payment of blood money is required. The amount of blood money for intentional homicide is outlined in Surah Al-Baqarah (2:178).
• In cases of unintentional killing or manslaughter, the payment of blood money is also required. it is mentioned in Surah Al-Ma’idah (5:45)

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