Compensation for moral
Q106 :Please let me know whether according to
Islamic laws it is possible to sue someone for moral damages.
A106 : The idea of recovering personal or moral
damage is valid in Islam. At the time of Umar, one of his governors
complained to him about a poet who slandered him and his tribe in a
long poem. Umar called in a number of well-known poets and read to them
the poem asking their views on what the first poet said. They confirmed
that the poem contained strong abuse which was damaging to the
reputation of the governor. Umar imprisoned the poet in a well, until
he declared his repentance and vowed that he would never speak ill of
anyone in his poetry.
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