In Continuation of debate, about Shariah and the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, 1973.
In Continuation of debate, about Shariah and the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, 1973. As stated earlier Shariah is a course to Deen. The word Deen has various connotations. Deen Covers the whole of an individual personal Public and social life. It requires a believer to be mindful of the fact that he has yet another life wherein he will receive the reward of his performance in this life or get punishment for the misdeeds here. This reward and punishment shall be perpetual and never ending. To explain the exact nature and significance of Deen one may say that Salaat is Deen while mode time and the manner of its performance is Shariah. Salaat is ordained by Allah and how often and in what manner it is to be performed is ordained by the Holy Prophet. Zakat is ordained in the Quran and who is accessible to Zakat, who is the collect it and how it is to be utilized is regulated by the Holy Prophet commands. The assassin is to be beheaded a thief’s hand is to be chopped of and the fornicator is to be lashed but when can a Qazi administer the punishments to delinquent is determined by the Holy Prophet. Hajj is to be performed but its rituals are specified by the prophet Ibrahim, his wife Hajra and refreshed by the Holy Prophet. These instances may give me courage to say that Deen is the Holy Quran and Shariah is the Sunnah of Holy Prophet and a Muslim is answerable for his performance in life only on the yard stick of the Quran and the Sunnah. May be for managing his temporal affairs a Muslim is bound by the verdict of ا ولی اللمر . Who is living and believes in Islam because He is to be منکم and not who had been, therefore, the command of the late اولی اللمر i.e. the one who used to be is not binding. However, if the اولی اللمر goes astray from Quran and Sunnah he has not to be followed. The Constitution if analyzed for its consistency with the Quran and the Sunnah one reaches a conclusion that although it has an anxiety to be subservient to the Quran and Sunnah yet this anxiety is not wholesome because there are occasions where one finds it to seek exemption from the Quran and the Sunnah even Article 2A introduce in 1985 does not completely bind down the legislature or the executive to completely submit to the Quran and the Sunnah. It may be painful surprise to many but it remains as stated herein. To continue…..