If the criminal did not die from the fall or from the crushing of the large boulder, then any people in the surrounding area are to quickly cause him to die by stoning with whatever rocks they can find.Islamic sharia law is based on the Quran and the hadith as primary sources.Stoning is called rajm (Arabic: ) in Islamic literature, and is a practice found in the United Arab Emirates, Iran, Iraq, Qatar, Mauritania, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen, northern Nigeria, Aceh Province of Indonesia, Afghanistan, and tribal parts of Pakistan, including northwest Kurram Valley and the northwest Khwezai-Baezai region.In several others, people have been sentenced to death by stoning, but the sentence has not been carried out.
The Talmud limits the use of the death penalty to Jewish criminals who: In theory, the Talmudic method of how stoning is to be carried out differs from mob stoning.
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The Talmud describes four methods of execution: stoning, pouring molten lead down the throat of the condemned person, beheading, and strangulation (see Capital and corporal punishment in Judaism).
The Mishna gives the following list of persons who should be stoned.