Salaam, brothers and sisters
I have been thinking for some time over the fact that although we are very happy about not stoning anybody for adultery, 100 lashes (if it is lashes), is no joke. In fact I ask myself what 100 lashes can do to a person, specially a woman. That is why I am wondering whether there is more behind what seems at first sight through the filter of 1.600 years. ┐Was jalada what we understand now as jalada?
I have been looking through internet to see how this punishment is delivered nowadays. It seems that in Saudi Arabia, it is not a lah but a baton, and isused over the clothes. The person is throughly examined for physical fitness to undergo the punishment and not all strikes are given on the same lot. May be 15 one week, 15 the next, etc.
Of course, as verybody else here, I am aware that to reach a verdict of zina is very, very very difficult so that the punishment would be very rare and unusual. Nonetheless, I think the matter merits a more thorough consideration.
Therefore I would be very grateful for whatever insights the compannions of this forum could give.