Sharia Archive

Nawaz Sharif’s Shariat bill: By M Ziauddin Published: March 5, 2013 No Muslim, whether in name only or a practising one, would want to be publicly counted among those who do not wish to see Pakistan’s Constitution brought in full conformity with Shariah.
Sharia Law – A Moribund Body of Jurisprudence – by A Z: Editors note: The views expressed in this article are of the independent contributor, LUBP does not endorse them. LUBP does not condemn all Islamic laws to be evil. We believe in freedom of expression and open discussion. Here is
Muslim World – Forever Inimical to Women – by A Z: Editors note: The views expressed in this article are of the independent contributor, LUBP does not endorse them. LUBP does not condemn all Islamic laws to be evil. We believe in freedom of expression and open discussion. This item
Don’t dream for Shariah! -by H.A.Khan: Today in morning while seeing news on different sites, I saw news that in Egypt the prosecutor will interrogate that the famous host Jasmine Yusuf was involved in insulting the current president Marsi in his famous TV show. Now
Sharia Banking: An Expose – by Tarek Fatah:   Editor’s Note: We are pleased to cross post this excellent article by Tarek Fatah.  Mr. Fatah is a prominent Pakistani-Canadian activist and journalist who has taken on the Jihadi sympathizers in Canada and their nefarious agenda of sneaking in
Pakistan and the Search for Identity (Part 1) – by Rusty Walker: About the author: Rusty Walker is an Independent Political Analyst, educator, author, Vietnam veteran-era U.S. Air Force, from a military family, retired college professor, former Provost (Collins College, U.S.A.), artist, musician and family man. Rusty Walker is an ardent
Christians and Sharia Law – by Agnes Massey: I feel a great passion for our voiceless Christian Community and always raise my voice boldly. JUI-F lawmaker Mrs. Asia Nasir, a Christian MNA from Balochistan visited Canada who was being sponsored by CCA (NGO). During the session of
Brother Raymond Damond and the Blasphemers of Islamic Diyat – by Molvi Iqbal Haider: Dear Pakistani brothers and sisters, Muslims and non-Muslims, mullahs and humans, Notwithstanding my name, I am not a religious Molvi. I am a half-mullah, half-proxy and remain available for the service of both (mullah and military) as and when
Dare you not oppose the sharia law in Raymond Davis case! – by Fawad Manzoor: Related articles: Ramond-Diyat: Raymond Davis, Blood Money and ISI’s Shariat LUBP Archive on Raymond Davis Our Confused mullahs and right wingers Yes it was all over the retail news channels of Pakistan. Everybody had their own take on it.
Mad in the middle- By Nadeem F. Paracha:   The political and social aspects of Islam in Pakistan can be seen as existing in and emerging from three distinct clusters of thought. These clusters represent the three variations of political and social Islam that have evolved in
Why Muslims reject modernity- by Khaled Ahmed: Today, nothing negates modernity more than jihad. It undermines the nation-state, and destroys the state that organises it. The scattering of the Pakistani state is owed to it. It is often said that Muslims in the 21st century have
Blast from the past – Imran Khan celebrating Shariah in Swat: Thanks to our co-author Farhan for this video:
Shahbaz’s ‘spare Punjab’ plea – by Aijaz Qamar: Originally Published at DAWN! DISGUSTING, sickening and outrageous were some of the adjectives that came to my mind when I heard the Punjab chief minister, Shahbaz Sharif, begging the Taliban to spare his province on the grounds that his
‘Burka’ and intellectual terrorism – by Awais Masood: In an article published in the January 2009 edition of Newsline, prominent Pakistani academic, scientist and social activist Pervez Hoodbhoy outlined the root causes of religious extremism in Pakistan and while doing so pointed out towards deliberate attempts of
Mice: Treatment of minorities in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan – by Nadeem Paracha: NFP asks if minorities will ever be treated well enough to not feel like misfits. — File photo Some days ago, while waiting in my car for a traffic signal to turn green, a young kid nonchalantly stuck a
Blasphemy in a human world — by Sikander Amani: Whether you like it or not, the notion of blasphemy, or of ‘defamation of religion’, creates a hierarchy of beliefs which is simply incompatible with the plurality of the world, and the very right to hold a belief The
Dr Farhat Hashmi: Cultivating Al Qaeda in Muslim women: Biography Dr Farhat Hashmi, daughter of the (late) scholar Abdur Rehman Hashmi, is a mother of four, and comes from the Indo-pak subcontinent. She received her Ph.D. in Hadith Sciences from the University of Glasgow, Scotland. Al-Huda International Welfare
Do we need secularism? — by Dr Khalil Ahmad: For Libertarians, religious freedom is an inseparable part of this natural personal freedom that the Constitution of 1973 so purposefully protects. Protecting religious freedom as a fundamental right is not only morally, spiritually, and intellectually of greater merit but
The rightward march of Pakistan under the leadership of PML-N – by Nadeem Paracha: The active emergence of a revamped PML-N supplemented by an alarmist new electronic media can be detected as a more vocal arrival of the New Right in Pakistan. The rightward march By Nadeem F. Paracha Saturday, 27 Feb, 2010
Today we wear our religion on our sleeves and shout it from the housetops. – by Ayaz Amir: The misery on our faces Times may be hard but why add to the sum of national misery? Some of our afflictions, like the economic downturn and the war raging along the Afghan frontier, may be beyond anyone’s control.
An insight into Hizb ut-Tahrir’s theological and political agenda: Contributed by: Sajjad Hussain The Hizbu ut-Tahrir’s strategy can be divided into four stages: 1. Ideology 2. Development of a “rigid theological” personality 3. Progression toward a theo-political state 4. March towards the “whole earth” Ideology: The theme and
Judicial coup in Pakistan – by David B. Rivkin Jr. and Lee A. Casey: Source: Wall Street Journal- ASIA EDITION When U.S. President Barack Obama sharply challenged a recent Supreme Court decision in his State of the Union address, prompting a soto voce rejoinder from Justice Samuel Alito, nobody was concerned that the contretemps
The Speech of Mr Sri Chandra Chattopadhyay in Opposition to Objectives Resolution, Constitutent Assembly of Pakistan, 12 March 1949: This is a historic speech and a document that posterity will re-examine because of its ever increasing influence on the amalgamation of religion and politics in Pakistan. Seldom has one piece of legislation caused so much trepidation. Here is
Deoband and Terrorism: The Ulema, Deoband and the (Many) Talibans By : S Akbar Zaidi Historical scholarship tends to see a continuity in the Ulema of south Asia – from the Deoband seminary in the 19th century down to the Taliban of
The Rise of Religious Fundamentalism in Pakistan – by Hamza Alvi: Thanks: Hamza Alavi Internet Archive Religious fundamentalism has become a powerful and dangerous force in Pakistan, due mainly to the opportunism of successive political leadership that has pandered to it. Militant sectarian religious groups and parties, led by half-educated
At Afghan women’s cost – by Sahar Saba: The US attempts to broker a deal with the Taliban have neither surprised nor upset Afghan women. The Afghan woman is not like naive liberals across the world who are deeply frustrated over this US betrayal. The liberals had
List of Taliban’s atrocities and crimes in Afghanistan: Those who insist on distinction between the TTP and Afghan Taliban should (be forced to) read this: LUBP Editor’s note: Lately, apologists of the Takfiri Deobandi Taliban (i.e., members and supporters of PTI, Jamaat-e-Islami, PML-N, Sipah-e-Sahaba (ASWJ-LeJ), JUI-F, JUI-S,
Asma Jahangir vs Justice Ramday – by Khalid Wasti: ذہنی عدم بلوغت اور منافقت ۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔ افسوس کہ من حیث القوم ہم ابھی تک بالغ نظر کہلانے کے حقدار نہیں ہیں ۔ ہماری ذہنی سطح اس حد سے اوپر تو اٹھ ہی نہیں رہی کہ جو شخص سپریم کورٹ
Is it really declaration of war against Taliban ?: ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Thursday announced a full-scale military operation to wipe out the Taliban from the insurgency-hit areas. In a televised address to the nation, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said that after deliberations
Was it really necessary for the majority of NA to Endorse the Shameful Surrender !!!: Endorsing surrender —Abbas Rashid Even before the ink has dried on the signed copy of the Nizam-e Adl Regulation 2009, the TNSM/Taliban leadership has seen it fit to clear up any confusion on the part of even the most
Talibans’ Sharia doesn’t allow them to lay down arms !!! Talibans vow to to take their ‘struggle’ to new areas !: Swat Taliban refuse to lay down arms ISLAMABAD: Pakistani Taliban will not lay down their arms in a northwestern valley as part of a deal that included the introduction of sharia law but will take their ‘struggle’ to new
A Critique of Nizam-i-Adl Regulation (formal surrender of Swat to Taliban) by Latif Chaudhry:
According to Sufi Mohammad’s Shariat: Talibans would not be punished for their crimes against humanity !: Militants enjoy immunity from law: TNSM ISLAMABAD, April 14: The chief of Tehrik Nifaz-i-Shariat-i-Muhammadi came up with an audacious interpretation of the Nizam-i-Adl regulation on Tuesday, asserting that the law would protect militants accused of brutal killings from prosecution.
President Zardari finally signs so-called Nizam-i-Adl Regulation & Swat officialy given to Talibans !: Daily Times’ Editorial: Getting parliament to endorse Swat laws President Asif Ali Zardari has sent the Nizam-e Adl Regulation to parliament for a vote of endorsement before he signs it into law for Swat and its traditionally linked jurisdictions.
TTP Swat Threatens to Kill MPs Opposing their Brand of Shariah !!!: President Asif Ali Zardari on Sunday referred the draft Nizam-e-Adl Regulation, 2009 to Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, advising him to table it before parliament for debate prior to its implementation. Meanwhile both TTP & TNSM have said that
Ayesha Siddiqa: Many readings of Sharia: Many readings of Sharia By Ayesha SiddiqaFriday, 03 Apr, 2009 THE students of Jamia Hafsa want nizam-i-adl implemented in the entire country as a way out of the current crisis. They also want Taqi Usmani, their mufti, as chief
Sufi Muhammad’s judicial system in Swat: Is it really Islamic?: Daily Express, 22 March 2009 .. Ill-judged Saturday, March 21, 2009 We have never seen the detail of the agreement made between the government of NWFP and the TNSM, if indeed any such detail exists. For all the world
Hard Talk: An interview with Sufi Muhammad, Leader of the TNSM in Swat, Pakistan: HARDtalk: “If Fazlullah does not appear in court when summoned, he will be acting against shariat” —Sufi Muhammad, Leader of the TNSM * Keeping weapons is allowed in Islam* The military violated the ceasefire* No objection to a cantonment
Who will lead a Long March to Swat? Civil judges barred from attending courts by Sufi Muhammad: Swat: Civil judges must refrain from coming to the courts. Sufi Muhammad’s order Sufi Muhammad urges people to cooperate with Qazi courts SWAT, Mar 16 (APP): The Chief of Tehrik
Shaheen Sardar Ali: Clutching at straws: ANP in the copmany of Sufi Muhammad in Swat: Clutching at straws By Shaheen Sardar AliMonday, 09 Mar, 2009, Dawn THEY say the guns have fallen silent, there is a lull in the frenzied strafing. We hear no more schools will be torched, bombed and looted; the dreaded