Enormities: Highwaymen Who Menace The Road

This is another article in the chapter Enormities from the classical manual on Sharia called Reliance of the Traveller. The articles are posted one by one in the order they are given in the book.

p22.0 HIGHWAYMEN WHO MENACE THE ROAD
(A: The amount of money they ask makes no difference, and like this, in being money taken through falsehood, are all measures imposed upon travellers without their free choice, such as tariffs, mandatory currency exchange, visa fees, and so forth.)
p22.l Allah Most High says:
“The recompense of those at war with Allah and His messenger and who strive for corruption in the land is that they be killed or crucified, or a hand and foot cut off from opposite sides, or banished from the land. That is their humiliation in this world, and an immense torment awaits them in the next” (Koran 5:33).
p22.2 Merely making people feel that the way is unsafe is to commit an enormity, so how then if such a person should take money?

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