Religion Opinion of Ayatollah Saanei

Grand Ayatollah Saanei, a former member of the Council of Guardians (1980-1981), and Iran’s Prosecutor General (1982-1985) states that in our time, i.e. during the absence of the 12th Imam, and according to jurisprudential views of some noted ulama such as Mirzay-e Qomi, the implementation of hodud punishments (such as stoning) are subject to doubt and may be suspended. They should be replaced by the ta’zir category of punishments.” [In Persian; click here for English]

Saanei, Yousef