Amount of Diya (blood money) Set for the Current IranianYear 1402 (March 20,2023- March 19, 2024).

Nouraei & M. Mostafavi Law Offices –April 4,2023-Tehran-The amount of full Diya (blood money) was set for the current Iranian year of 1402 (March 20,2023-March19,2024).

The head of the Judiciary, in decree No.100/88878/900 dated 24/12/1401(March 15, 2023), has declared:’’ 

To the Judicial Departments Across the Country In the implementation of Article 549 of the Islamic Penal Code, approved in 1392 (2013), and according to the research carried out, the amount of full Diya in non-haram months is nine billion Rials from the beginning of 1402 (March 20,23- March 19, 2024). Head of the Judiciary – Gholamhossein Mohseni Ezhaei’’

Under Islamic rules, Diya (also known as Diyah‌‌, Diyeh, and Deyeh) is the financial compensation paid to the victim or the heir(s) in bodily harm or death. In addition to Iran, such payment is in the laws of some other countries, like Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.

Under Article 549 of the Islamic Punishment Law of 1392 (2013), each year, the head of the Judiciary is obliged to set the amount for the whole Diya payable to a victim’s heir(s) in case of the victim’s death. The amount of Diya of a female is half that of a male, but it is equal under the third-party insurance policy related to traffic accidents.

In line with Article 554 of the same law, Diya entitled to Muslims and non-Muslims is of an equal amount.

Injuries inflicted on each body part are subject to payment of Diya. The court determines the amount in each case in proportion to the full Diya in line with the related stipulations of the law.

If the offense is committed in the lunar months of Muharram, Rajab, Dhu al-Qa’dah, and Dhu al-Hijjah, one-third of the applicable Diya shall be added to the compensation. Those inviolable months are called Haram (forbidden under religion). Prophet Muhammed has forbidden battle and hostilities during such months.

Diya is payable if demanded by the victim or the heir(s). Failure to pay Diya may result in the imprisonment of the perpetrator.

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