Definition of Hudood
1. Noun. Islamic laws stating the limits ordained by Allah and including the deterrent punishments for serious crimes.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Hudood
hudood (current term)
hue and cry
Literary usage of Hudood
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Double Jeopardy: Police Abuse of Women in Pakistan by Asia Watch Committee (U.S.), Asia Watch Committee (U.S. (1992)
"The hudood Ordinances The hudood Ordinances"8 account for much of the increase in the ... 111 Islamic penal laws are referred to as hudood, which means ..."
2. International Religious Freedom (2000): Report to Congress by the Department edited by Barbara Larkin (2001)
"The martial law era hudood Ordinances criminalize nonmarital rape, ... Some hudood Ordinance cases are subject to Hadd, or Koranic, punishment; ..."
3. Crime Or Custom?: Violence Against Women in Pakistan by Samya Burney, Human Rights Watch (Organization, Human Rights Watch (Organization) (1999)
"The maximum punishment is known as Hadd (literally, "the limit"), the singular of hudood, and is a mandatory sentence that a judge may not mitigate. ..."
4. Pakistan: A Country Study edited by Peter R. Blood (1996)
"hudood sentences of amputation have been passed but either have been reversed on appeal or have not been carried out. Occasional stonings for adultery have ..."
5. Human Rights Watch World Report, 2003: Events of 2002 (November 2001 by Human Rights Watch, Human Rights Watch Staff (2003)
"Such violence was exacerbated by laws, such as the hudood Ordinance and the ... The harm caused by the hudood Ordinance was highlighted internationally when ..."
6. Combating Trafficking in Children for Labour Exploitation in South Asia edited by Karin Kohlweg (2000)
"The hudood Ordinance states that adultery and sexual liaisons without a marriage contract are criminal offences against the state of Pakistan, which further ..."
7. Contemporary Forms of Slavery in Pakistan by Farhad Karim (1995)
"... in such abuse by its failure to aggressively prosecute those who commit rape and in its use of the Islamic penal laws known as the hudood Ordinances, ..."