Justice: The Indemnity For Death By Mistake In A Deliberate Injury

This is another article in the chapter Justice 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.

THE INDEMNITY FOR DEATH BY MISTAKE IN A DELIBERATE INJURY
04.4 When the killing is a mistake made in a deliberate injury (def: 02.3), the indemnity is only made severe in one respect, namely that the payment consists of the three types of camel mentioned above (n: or 5,646.6 grams of gold), while it is less severe in that:
(a) payment is deferred (def: 04.11);
(b) and is due (N: not from the offender, but) from those of the offender’s extended family who are required to pay (‘aqila, def: 04.10).

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