Questioner: One of the Ikhwaanee khateebs here said that there is also evidence that Mu’aadh Ibn Jabal and ‘Umar Ibn al-Khattaab burnt captives. He further said that the scholars in Saudi Arabia are simply not aware of the situation in Iraq.
Shaykh Ramly: "You seek to use as evidence something that has to do with qisaas (capital punishment for the crime of murder) even though there is a difference of opinion when the scholars talk about the issue of burning to death a murderer who murdered someone by burning. We say that not all of the scholars agree that it is permissible, even if a person murdered someone else by burning him to death. We do not say that all the scholars agree that the Islaamic judge should sentence the murderer to be burnt to death - no. We say that when it comes to qisaas people should be killed with the same things that they killed with as long as that was a permissible means."
The Shaykh continues his answer...