Isnât this hadith too violent? Ø¹ÙŽÙ„ÙÙŠÙÙ‘ Ø¨Ù’Ù†Ù Ø¥ÙØ¨Ù’Ø±ÙŽØ§Ù‡ÙÙŠÙ…ÙŽ Ø¹ÙŽÙ†Ù’ Ù…ÙØÙŽÙ…ÙŽÙ‘Ø¯Ù Ø¨Ù’Ù†Ù Ø¹ÙÙŠØ³ÙŽÙ‰ Ø¹ÙŽÙ†Ù’ ÙŠÙÙˆÙ†ÙØ³ÙŽ Ø¹ÙŽÙ†Ù’ Ø£ÙŽØ¨ÙÙŠ Ø¨ÙŽØµÙÙŠØ±Ù Ø¹ÙŽÙ†Ù’ Ø£ÙŽØ¨ÙÙŠ Ø¹ÙŽØ¨Ù’Ø¯Ù Ø§Ù„Ù„ÙŽÙ‘Ù‡Ù Ø¹ Ù‚ÙŽØ§Ù„ÙŽ Ù…ÙŽÙ†Ù’ Ø£ÙØ®ÙØ°ÙŽ ÙÙÙŠ Ø´ÙŽÙ‡Ù’Ø±Ù Ø±ÙŽÙ…ÙŽØ¶ÙŽØ§Ù†ÙŽ ÙˆÙŽ Ù‚ÙŽØ¯Ù’ Ø£ÙŽÙÙ’Ø·ÙŽØ±ÙŽ ÙÙŽØ±ÙÙÙØ¹ÙŽ Ø¥ÙÙ„ÙŽÙ‰ Ø§Ù„Ù’Ø¥ÙÙ…ÙŽØ§Ù…Ù ÙŠÙÙ‚Ù’ØªÙŽÙ„Ù ÙÙÙŠ Ø§Ù„Ø«ÙŽÙ‘Ø§Ù„ÙØ«ÙŽØ©Ù â€œWhoever is caught in the month of Ramadan and he is breaking (his fast), he is taken to the Imam, and he is killed in the third (offense)â€ Source: 1. Al-Kulayni, Al-Kaafi, vol. 7, pg. 258, hadeeth # 12 Grading: 1. Al-Majlisi said this hadeeth is Muwaththaq (Reliable) Ã Mirâaat Al-`Uqool, vol. 23, pg. 401
If someone publicly breaks his fast in month Ramadan intentionally and without any excuse and this action is proven before the Islamic governor, he will be punished for the first and the second time. But If he continues his insult toward Islamic law for the third time (or fourth time), he will be executed according to the fatwa of jurisprudents, based on of some reliable ahadith.
The reason of this penalty is that in this case, he is insulting and weakening the Islamic law in general. It should be noted that this penalty is restricted to a person that breaks his fast publically and shows others that he doesnât mind to break his fast. By doing so, he is encouraging others to violate the Islamic laws and in fact he is making a kind of propaganda against Islam. If breaking the fast has reached to this level of opposition against Islam, the offender should be executed. Yet if someone breaks his fast intentionally but without propaganda and opposition to Islamic law he is not executed.
Naturally, applying the rule in this level is not as violant as it seems, because almost in all judiciary systems there are some severe penalties for those who intend to oppose the law and eradicate the system entirely.