The holy prophet (peace be upon him and his holy progeny) said: No intercession, swearing, and bailment is accepted in the implementation of Divine laws. (1) None of them can prevent enforcing the divine laws. Also, delaying and shutting down in its implementation is not permitted.
It has been quoted that at the beginning of Islam, a woman had stolen. Her tribe came to the prophet’s service and said: We are well known among the people and we have personality and honor. If you cut her hand, our honor goes away. Please do not punish her. The holy prophet, while rejecting their words, said:
If my daughter, Zahra had done this, I would cut her hand. (2) The holy prophet was so firm in implementation of divine laws that even his own relatives committed a sin; he would not be short in their punishment.
2. The message of the holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his holy progeny), p 101, 102.