The Jail System from Prophetic Era to Era of Abassids

  • Kalsoom Razaaq


Crime and punishment is the core part of all leagal systems. The primary goal of punishment in Shariah is to prevent criminal activities and establish a just social and political system. Imprisonment is also a mode of punishment and was used in primal era of Islam. In the age of Prophet s.a.w. some evidences of imprisonment are found. In age of four Caliphate there was a proper system of jail and historians have mentioned how this system was established and funtional. In the next two regimes namely Umayyads  andAbbasid there were jails constructed in all big cities. This article gives brief information of jail system in ancienct Islamic eras.