Ali on Adultery: No punishment for the woman forced into adultery

Abdur Rahman As-Salami reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, was asked to judge a woman who had been suffering from thirst. She had passed by a shepherd and asked him for water. The man refused to give her anything unless she offered herself to him, so she had intercourse with him. Umar consulted the people whether she should be punished for adultery. Ali ibn Abi Talib, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “This is compulsion. I believe you should set her free.” Thus, Umar set her free.
Source: Sunan al-Kubrā 15673
Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani
Ibn Al-Qayyim said, “There is no punishment for a woman coerced into intercourse.”
Source: al-Ṭuruq al-Ḥukmīyah 1/49
عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ السُّلَمِيِّ قَالَ أُتِيَ عُمَرُ بْنُ الْخَطَّابِ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ بِامْرَأَةٍ جَهَدَهَا الْعَطَشُ فَمَرَّتْ عَلَى رَاعٍ فَاسْتَسْقَتْ فَأَبَى أَنْ يَسْقِيَهَا إِلا أَنْ تُمَكِّنَهُ مِنْ نَفْسِهَا فَفَعَلَتْ فَشَاوَرَ النَّاسَ فِي رَجْمِهَا فَقَالَ عَلِيٌّ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ هَذِهِ مُضْطَرَّةٌ أَرَى أَنْ نُخْلِيَ سَبِيلَهَا فَفَعَلَ
15673 السنن الكبرى للبيهقي كتاب النفقات
7/341 المحدث الألباني خلاصة حكم المحدث إسناده جيد في إرواء الغليل
قال ابن القيم رحمه الله وَالْمُكْرَهَةُ لَا حَدَّ عَلَيْهَا
1/49 الطرق الحكمية
Source: Daily Hadith

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