doubt the purpose of the punishment of the hand is to make the criminal an
example in the society – for such a criminal deserves no lenience because a
judge can only give this extreme punishment when the extent of his crime and his
own circumstances are such that he deserves no mitigation.
To keep the
criminal in such an exemplary state can only be possible if he remains in the
bounds and jurisdiction of the court which pronounced the verdict. If the
criminal stays within the bounds of an Islamic state’s jurisdiction a transplant
can be checked. But, of course, nothing can be done if he proceeds to a country
which is beyond this jurisdiction.