Sunday, June 11, 2017

Ulema Decree (Fatwa) against Suicide Bombings, Targeted Killings and Terrorism

There is a need to propagate the clear position of Islam that suicide is haram, murdering is among the gravest sin, and even taking the lives of foreign guests is haram [1,2,3,4]. 
Extremist positions of takfeeris and kharjis have always been condemned by the mainstream ulemas since the early days as far back as following the shahadat of Hazrat Umar, the 2nd Caliph.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Ethical Standards for writing Recommendation Letter: A Deputy Commissioner's refusal in 1943

I came across this letter from a Deputy Commissioner of 1943 which shows the high ethical standards of that time. The letter refuses the request for recommendation from a friend on the grounds that the DC has never met his son and does not know the son. Contrast this with today when anyone is willing to write a recommendation for anyone whether known personally or not.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Role of Sharifuddin Pirzada in Promulgating Martial Laws for Every Dictator of Pakistan

Sharifuddin Pirzada is responsible for assisting the violation of constitution and abuse of law by military dictators through the design of legal machinations and tools to subdue the judiciary and replace it with compliant judges. He supervised the drafting of the "mairay humwatano...." speeches for the coup plotters and dictators from Gen Ayub Khan, to Gen Yahya Khan, to Gen Zia to Gen Musharraf. This jugglery and twisting of law had been called wizardry for which he was titled as "Jadoogar of Jeddah"! He designed for dictators the instruments  for subduing the judiciary and legitimizing the violation of law and constitution as Martial Law, and its substitution with MLR, PCO, MLO, etc. Looking back at this history of usurping of the constitution and law and for his role in the promulgation of Martial Laws in Pakistan he should be remembered as:
Nang e qanoon, nang e aaien, nange e millat
Friend of the dictators, enemy of the people!