Also it should be noted that Islam prevents a person from "taking of the law into one's own hands."(9 ).
In Islamic culture things like criminal law and family law are decided by eight madhhabs, or Islamic schools of jurisprudence. This wasn't so in Islam's first hundred years. Islam had numerous schools and many if them supported the rights of women and were progressive (10 ).
The quaran mentions Jesus 124 times, and it speaks highly of him. Obviously he is important. Consider the prophet Mohammed's name is only mentioned four times in the Quran (11 ).
Jesus whole gospel seems to be ruled by compassion and forgiveness. I am not speaking of Christians or Christianity itself. Many times both have fallen short of Christ gospel. Still with someone of that much importance in Islam we have to consider his input on a matter forgiveness and justice. Consider...
John 8 (King James Version)
3 And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst,
Abdullah Saeed, the Sultan of Oman Professor of Arab and Islamic Studies at Melbourne University said the "core Islamic values of justice, goodness and beauty" (12 ). Again how could these core values justify honor killing