Lal Masjid cleric wants enforcement of Shariah

Published: March 28, 2012

After lengthy speech, the cleric was asked to sit down and let the lawyers argue instead. PHOTO: SANA/FILE

ISLAMABAD: 

And now he wants enforcement of Shariah law in the country.

After already managing to get pricey land in Sector H-11 for rebuilding the madrassah (a girls’ seminary) that was razed during the 2008 military operation, firebrand Lal Masjid cleric Abdul Aziz shifted attention in the Supreme Court from the mosque’s reconstruction to the enforcement of Sharia law in the country. He called on the chief justice to take suo motu notice of the delay in the enforcement of Islamic laws for which “we rendered great sacrifices”.

A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice (CJ) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Tuesday sought reply from the government on a suo motu case on Lal Masjid and Jamia Hafsa along with a contempt petition filed by Maulana Aziz within seven days.

The court also issued notices to the Capital Development Authority (CDA) chairman, Islamabad chief commissioner and the interior secretary to appear before the bench in person during the next hearing on April 25.

When the court asked Aziz about his grievances, he replied that “the court was not taking suo motu notice to enforce Shariah in the Islamic state”. Although Chief Justice Chaudhry strictly asked him to confine himself to his grievance, Aziz continued his speech in court. The chief justice then asked him to present his argument, rather than making a speech. Aziz urged the court to take suo motu notice and direct the parliament to pass a bill imposing Shariah law in the country. Justice Khilji Arif Hussain observed that policymaking was not the court’s job, but that of the government.

But an adamant Aziz continued his denouncement of the government, ignoring at least two requests by the seemingly annoyed judges to wind up his Friday sermon-esque speech.

Aziz finally ended his speech by asked the chief justice to take “big” suo motu measures to enforce Shariah in the country, “otherwise Allah will take suo motu action against the system”, while positing that “Pakistan was created in the name of Islam, however we are still the slaves of foreign invaders, we are following the laws of infidels.” At this point the CJ thanked Aziz for his time, asked him to take a seat and to let the lawyers do the talking.

The court was informed that the Lal Masjid (red mosque) administration had been compensated. Recently, 2.5 acres (20 kanals) were allotted to Maulana Aziz for the reconstruction of Jamia Hafsa, parallel to International Islamic University in Sector H-11/4.

During the hearing, Aziz’s counsel Advocate Tariq Asad argued that in its 2007 verdict, the apex court had directed the federal government to pay salaries for the teachers at Jamia Fareedia, but the government did not act on the order. “The CDA is also creating a hindrance in the construction of Jamia Hafsa, against the orders of the Supreme Court,” Asad claimed.

Iftikhar Gilani, the counsel for Wafaqul Madaris, informed the court that despite the court’s orders, the Islamabad police did not initiate action against those who were responsible for the Lal Masjid operation. The court expressed concern when Gilani asked the court to direct the police to register FIRs against then-president and army chief Pervez Musharraf and the army’s 10 Corps commander at the time. The court did not approve of the speculative content of the argument.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 28th, 2012.

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Reader Comments (224)

  • Citizen
    Mar 28, 2012 - 10:30AM

    God not again ! Plz

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  • Mar 28, 2012 - 10:31AM

    Haan bhai.. whoever was against the Lal Masjid operation should see what this cleric’s intentions are/were.

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  • Ali Hasan
    Mar 28, 2012 - 10:32AM

    Shariah Law is great. Just look at Saudi Arabia. Absolutely nothing wrong there. Apart from everything.

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  • psycho mulla
    Mar 28, 2012 - 10:32AM

    well said maulana sahib,i aspire for a pakistan where the rule of allah prevails.i hope after defeating the american invader our taliban brothers in afghanistan will help us in creating a true islamic state.

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  • Buzzed
    Mar 28, 2012 - 10:39AM

    It is this exact BS that will be the downfall of us all.

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  • Billoo Bhaya
    Mar 28, 2012 - 10:41AM

    This guy should have been taken care off when he was trying to escape in a Burka. So much for the fighting spirit of the Mullah!!! Now he has started the same game where his brother left off. Worse then the circular debt, this is more like circular karma!!!!!!

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  • Mar 28, 2012 - 10:44AM

    Who made Pakistan an Islamic country? Jinnah wanted a secular country, while Zia Ul Haq, a dictator made an Islamic country. A dictators orders are null and void.

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  • Uzair
    Mar 28, 2012 - 10:46AM

    Quote from the cleric: “we rendered great sacrifices”

    Indeed, your forefathers rendered great sacrifices in preventing the creation of Pakistan, and now your colleagues whose cause you champion are rendering great sacrifices of other peoples’ lives by blowing them up in bomb attacks.

    Two-faced power hungry hypocrites!

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  • Kathy
    Mar 28, 2012 - 10:48AM

    Compensating for what? illegal occupation of public property. sacrifices to get the prime land needs to be recognized? Does any law is even applied to the likes of him.

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  • Irtiza
    Mar 28, 2012 - 10:51AM

    God save Pakistan

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  • Amir Wayn
    Mar 28, 2012 - 10:57AM

    You Indian back terrorists who never accepted Pakistan are using Shariah as your weapon to implement foreign Agenda. We know who you are and who supports you. You have blood of many of our sons & daughter on your hand.
    We have seen enough of your way of teaching Islam. We donot need the shariah the way you want.

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  • Hamda imam
    Mar 28, 2012 - 10:58AM

    When the court will take a sou moto to close factories where the fabricate to make jahils.

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  • ZYX
    Mar 28, 2012 - 11:00AM

    Hey ET….ever heard of just reporting the facts rather than judging them and couching the story in ridicule? We may not love this guy, but we’re not fools to take your judgements as fact…just report the story!

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  • Mar 28, 2012 - 11:00AM

    Pakistan actually need saria law!

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  • Justice to be done
    Mar 28, 2012 - 11:06AM

    he is the one who was fleeing away in a female Burqa fearing humans :)

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  • MarkH
    Mar 28, 2012 - 11:07AM

    “otherwise Allah will take suo motu action against the system”

    I wonder, did it go over the judge’s head that they basically consider themselves the hand of God so it was actually a point blank death threat.

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  • Ali-Wali
    Mar 28, 2012 - 11:09AM

    I agree with the first principle of ‘his’ shariya that in the name of public decency all hate-mongering scary bulging eyed mullas should wear burqa, or that is only to do a runner!Recommend

  • Beatle
    Mar 28, 2012 - 11:11AM

    Will his “SHARIAH” force men to wear Burqa’a?

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  • Justice to be done
    Mar 28, 2012 - 11:11AM

    He is the same God fearing leader who was fleeing in woman’s Burqa (veil) fearing humans !

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  • Alaa Qiadat
    Mar 28, 2012 - 11:11AM

    I wonder how and why and on what conditions govt allow to build such terror breading madrassa again….why not alot 20 kanals to me??

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  • Devaj
    Mar 28, 2012 - 11:13AM

    If others have a right to advocate for democeracy he has a right to avocate implementation of Sharia.

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  • Khizer
    Mar 28, 2012 - 11:16AM

    Mr. aziz we are with you. when ever wherever u will see back we will be there to support islam the final and only destiny

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  • Shahryar Ahmed
    Mar 28, 2012 - 11:20AM

    Yes he want Shariah ofcourse. Isn’t he the same person who ran away in a burqa???? Just asking!!!

    What a shame this Lal Masjid issue was, it our so called independent media who made these idiots look as heros just to get at Musharraf in the same way they did to the lawyer movements.

    Shout out lies so high that no 1 is able to hear the truth.

    Thanks to a media house based in Karachi for our present & dark future.

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  • Syed Farrukh Hussain Shah
    Mar 28, 2012 - 11:22AM

    Again we are moving towards terrorism in capital, which should be face of peacefull Pakistan…..

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  • Saad
    Mar 28, 2012 - 11:29AM

    Asking the parliament to enforce the Sharia… Why to take a stamp of parliament for enforcement of Sharia laws???

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  • sikander
    Mar 28, 2012 - 11:31AM

    This guy is out of his rockers.

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  • faraz
    Mar 28, 2012 - 11:33AM

    Ya, everyone should be forced to wear burqa, including men

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  • Maulana tharra
    Mar 28, 2012 - 11:37AM

    Did he ask the court to appoint him Khalifat ul Muslimin?

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  • Mar 28, 2012 - 11:50AM

    Implementing Sharia law is the only solution to all of the problems

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  • Yahya
    Mar 28, 2012 - 11:55AM

    Supreme Court should also take suo moto notice that all men are roaming around without burqa (niqab)……a firm enforcement is required.

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  • Adnan
    Mar 28, 2012 - 11:57AM

    @Uzair:

    His forefathers might have put efforts to avoid Pakistan creation but ironically you and lot is now more busy to break Pakistan and favoring India one way or other and putting it on top priority.

    Let’s talk about ground realities, shall we,Uzair?

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  • Ch. Usman Ali
    Mar 28, 2012 - 11:57AM

    Question is, Was he wearing a burqa while demanding the enforcing of the sharia law? One he stole from the Jamia.
    These are the people who have demaged the beauty of Islam,the peaceful and tolerant preachings. Our judicial system has made him a hero along with other gun toting bandits. I wonder what does he say about the incidence when he was caught with an RPG in his automobile?

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  • true_blue_pakistani
    Mar 28, 2012 - 11:58AM

    Shariah is the only way forward. We should support Maulana Abdul Aziz. Only bad thing about him is he tried escape wearing Burqa that was not his wife’s!

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  • Ziad
    Mar 28, 2012 - 11:59AM

    Shariah law is the need of the time in Pakistan.

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  • Uza Syed
    Mar 28, 2012 - 12:00PM

    Mullah Abdul Aziz wants many things —— how about looking into what many of us want? —-we, the ordinary Pakistanis, want this one of the main leaders of a terrorist gang to be publically hanged. How about this?

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  • PARDESI
    Mar 28, 2012 - 12:01PM

    Aziz’s father was appointed Imam of Lal Masjid by Ayub Khan who was approached by the then Nawab of Kala Bagh. Nawab of Kala Bagh was approached by the Pir of his area to find the young man a job. Ayub Khan got pity on him and gave him the job of Imam. Look what happens when incompetent are given a role much bigger than their brain can contemplate. Why did he not give the ultimate sacrifice when Lal Masjid was being rid of intolerant people, instead he tried to escape in a burqa. What a hero.

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  • sadia umer
    Mar 28, 2012 - 12:01PM

    Welcome to the jungle

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  • Mar 28, 2012 - 12:01PM

    Although Chief Justice Chaudhry strictly asked him to confine himself to his grievance, Aziz continued his speech in court.
    Sorry CJ. They only know how to make a speech.. arguments evade them always.

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  • Junaid
    Mar 28, 2012 - 12:06PM

    LOL and make you the Chief Shariah Enforcer!!

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  • The Truth
    Mar 28, 2012 - 12:11PM

    @Mahaboob Ali:
    I am not sure why all you people are afraid of Islamic Law in Pakistan? I am really sorry to say that Pakistan was made independent on the name of Islam and now 75% of Pakistanis don’t want Islamic law.. Beware everyone has to appear before Allah..

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  • Mumbai Dude
    Mar 28, 2012 - 12:13PM

    I also want Sharia Law in Pakistan. Want to see Pakistan prosper and become paradise under Sharia. LOL!!!

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  • Khizer
    Mar 28, 2012 - 12:13PM

    @psycho mulla: INSHA ALLAH

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  • khan of quetta
    Mar 28, 2012 - 12:14PM

    @Shahryar Ahmed:
    good one about burqa but pakistan already has islamic laws the thing is strict implementation like alcohol law should be strickly implemented

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  • Hashmi
    Mar 28, 2012 - 12:22PM

    Implementation of the law of Allah is the destiny of Pakistan. This is bound to happen.

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  • Adnan
    Mar 28, 2012 - 12:22PM

    @Citizen:

    Why so hatred for Islam? If it’s so unwanted then you are free to go anywhere else on earth, can’t you?

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  • logic Europe
    Mar 28, 2012 - 12:25PM

    a lesson for chief justice, now anyone can come and start a case for anything thinking that court can be used to settlolitical scores

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  • Mar 28, 2012 - 12:31PM

    Ahhh this time he’s just gotten crazy… What do you expect from a man after losing a young son and a brother and then getting caught while running away in a black shuttlecock Burqa…

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  • Maryam
    Mar 28, 2012 - 12:32PM

    And So does Imran Khan! He should join PTI soon to implement.

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  • sars
    Mar 28, 2012 - 12:34PM

    Sure sharia law with the enforcement of burqas for cowardly men who chose to flee rather than become martyrs (according to themselves) but were happy to sacrifice the young boys and girls trapped by force in the madrassa.
    Pakistan needs much fewer people like you molana sahib, who are landgrabbing thugs and violent extremists , you do no service to Islam.

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  • Zeta
    Mar 28, 2012 - 12:36PM

    Deny All you want, but Pakistan is an Islamic Country, Implementation of Sharia is mandatory.

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  • Zeta
    Mar 28, 2012 - 12:38PM

    @Ali Hasan:
    You should learn to separate out Religion and Local traditions. Most of what you see in Saudi Arabia is their own local traditions.

    Crime rate here is one of the lowest in World. No Blasts, No Crazies.

    If you think women not being allowed to drive is a religious issue, then i am sorry to say that you are far worse informed than perhaps they are.

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  • umair
    Mar 28, 2012 - 12:40PM

    Shariah enforcement is practically an impossibility.

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  • Adnan
    Mar 28, 2012 - 12:43PM

    @Mumbai Dude:

    Or rather Shariah in India to getrid of you from Hindu extremism?

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  • J Oberoi
    Mar 28, 2012 - 12:52PM

    Yes, yes, yes! Shariah please. I want my neighbors to be a pious religious lot in peace with themselves and others. The only way I can see that happening is through Shariah.

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  • Uzair
    Mar 28, 2012 - 12:56PM

    @Adnan:
    Ground realities huh? Please educate yourself on the history of shariah all the way back the days of formation of Islam and then come back to tell me whether or not there was a “ground reality” of the utopia of a shariah, ever.

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  • Adnan
    Mar 28, 2012 - 1:07PM

    @Uzair:

    Provide something to back your point of view? While I realize you have not even read Islamic history otherwise you would not have made such lame comment. According to your Islamic Knowledge there was no Justice or even Rule of Caliph Omar Bin Khattab(RA) and Caliph Umer Bin Abdul Aziz(RA)

    Go to near by library and make a read rather than commenting here for sake of commenting.

    Shariah is inevitable and no matter how you despise, it’s gonna be implemented anyway

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  • Adnan
    Mar 28, 2012 - 1:09PM

    People are afraid of Shariah because then they would not be able to practice their dark and filth side Chuckles

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  • Yaida
    Mar 28, 2012 - 1:11PM

    Great news!! This country is after all the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Without Shariah, we are not a true Muslim nation. Inshallah we will have Sharia soon.

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  • Umer
    Mar 28, 2012 - 1:11PM

    Whose Sharia? Taleban,Wahabi,Ismaili, Hanafi, Binori, Deobandi, Canelloni, Spaghetti…the list goes on and on. Like his brother, he should have been taken care of in the operation (had not been for that Burqa which the French want to ban for these obvious reasons)

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  • usmank
    Mar 28, 2012 - 1:11PM

    Sharia Law is the only way to get rid of this hypocrite,looter and fraudulent mafia which is ruling us, why not sharia law!!!!

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  • Kanwal
    Mar 28, 2012 - 1:27PM

    I really dont believe it! Are we living in a human country or are we animals? This guy should ve been behind bars, should ve been prosecuted and by now, should ve been executed for being the nutter he is. He is responsible for so many deaths and damage. All of those deaths were in vain then? He can do whatever he likes with the so-called Shria, if what he did in Lal masjid had anything to do with Islam, I would ve been a non-muslim by now. Pls get rid of him Mr President.

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  • A J Khan
    Mar 28, 2012 - 1:35PM

    Is cross dressing allowed in Shariah ? If not, why did you do it while escaping from scene of crime ?.
    The suicide bombing, killing of innocent people barbarity and violent cruelty in Pakistan certainly represents the unabated savagery of the militants. The suffering it has inflicted on the people of Pakistan, especially Pakhtunkhwa over the past decade will be remembered for ever as a stigma on the faces of the pseudo religious leaders.
    Courts should make sure that justice is not only done but he is made an example for the murder of the innocent people.

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  • Query
    Mar 28, 2012 - 1:44PM

    When overwhelming majority of people are Muslim in Pakistan then why Sharia enforcement is being opposed?

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  • Farhan
    Mar 28, 2012 - 1:53PM

    When did this guy get out of jail? He’s a terror operative and should to be martyred.

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  • AM
    Mar 28, 2012 - 1:57PM

    Great idea. Lets try him first under the Shariah Law for enticing violence during the siege.
    Once he accepts the punishment we all should follow the lead.

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  • Fraz
    Mar 28, 2012 - 1:59PM

    This supreme court granted bail to all those caught from Lal Masjid ,instructed Government and CDA to compensate Mulana Aziz and Jamia Hafza.Now why is he feeling disturbed.
    Yesterday same lot ,IjazUlHaq ,Hameed Gul came to rescue Mulana Ludhanvi from being arrested in Islamabad,who helped RED MOSQUE BROTHERS from being caught when arms were recovered from their vehicle.There is very little hope left for our mother land now.

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  • Mullah
    Mar 28, 2012 - 2:05PM

    He called on the chief justice to take suo motu notice of the delay in the enforcement of Islamic laws for which “we rendered great sacrifices”.

    His father Molana Abdullah was murdered i 1998…his brother got killed. Surely they rendered great sacrifices.

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  • Imposter
    Mar 28, 2012 - 2:15PM

    And back to the middle ages!

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  • adam
    Mar 28, 2012 - 2:22PM

    Everybody is using everything in politics, please don’t use Islam as a short cut to parliament. I have seen you in Burkah comoing out of Lal Masjid, who knows which religion you follow.

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  • adam
    Mar 28, 2012 - 2:27PM

    The kind of suo mouto action you have taken during lal mosque operation reminds me of a holly wood action movie. I wonder from where you learned these skills.

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  • Uzair
    Mar 28, 2012 - 2:33PM

    Thing is most people, including abdul aziz etc never actually talk of THE Islamic Law. But rather what they like. Check out our history and this is has been happening especially with such people. Why? They give no arguments from logic, Quran or Sunnah. They simply give whatever fatwa they want and suggest questioning them as questioning Islam.

    Now, We all know what this guy has been doing yet, as can bee seen from comments, some people still thin hes right. Same as is the case with almost all politicians. These people are only following their political agenda and try to cover it under cloak of religion.

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  • Pork-e(T)ing-stan
    Mar 28, 2012 - 2:46PM

    @Khizer:
    definately you should be there with burka holding in hand for aziz and for yourself

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  • Taha
    Mar 28, 2012 - 2:49PM

    Well, I see a lot of comment in which many intellectuals have out-rightly condemned what Mr. Aziz has said about the implementation of Shariah Law. And I get a feeling from those opinions as if they would be victimized if this law would be enforced. I would urge these very intellectuals to consider the merits and demerits of this law as I believe that this law is better than whatever our pseudo political and social leadership has crafted and implemented since the inception of Pakistan.

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  • Kevin
    Mar 28, 2012 - 2:50PM

    Just don’t get why do some people in Pakistan are so concerned with implementing Sharia law , are the muslims of Pakistan far more superior then their rest of brother’s in Arab world or other states . The fact is that Muslim’s of other Muslim countries are much wiser and understandable for the good of their own people then the so called Islam ke rakhwaley minister’s and their followers. Arent Gulf states muslim country’s then why do they give freedom of worship to all the people of different religons . Staying in one of the Arab states feel more secured to go to concerned worship centre’s then in Pakistan . Where even our muslim brothers are not safe from their own brother’s . Its just all topi drama for their own benefit only as they earn millions from their followers .

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  • BILAL
    Mar 28, 2012 - 2:51PM

    sharia law is great, islamic laws inculcate moral values in the society.But our dillema is that islam has been hijacked by such individuals who simply know nothing and have no vision whatsoever, all they will do is create more fasaad. May God save us from their brand of islam and bless pakistan with sincere and true islamic reformists.

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  • Adnan
    Mar 28, 2012 - 2:57PM

    Shariah is Inevitable

    While I am smiling and grinning at the frustration of pseudo liberals, I would like to tell them one thing, Shariah is inevitable and you can’t stop it.

    If you guys get a chance of looking International Affairs, you would find out that latest Arab Spring which was actually backed by America to kick out rulers is actually going against them. Tunisia already ready to implement Islamic Laws while Libiyans and Syrians also demanding Shariah law in their countries. In Egypt where all things got started, already have Ikhwan Muslimeen in majority. Today I read in papers that Turkish govt is going to abandon the infamous 1997 law which banned Madarassahs in Turkey and sooner in Turkey you will see Islamic schools, inshaAllah

    So, my friends, things are against you, what option is left for you is either fight against it in real field rather in cyber world. Being crying on Internet is not going to help your cause.Recommend

  • Syed
    Mar 28, 2012 - 3:00PM

    It is really sad to see soo many muslims ridiculing Lal masjid catastrophy. We MUST MUST MUST respect all Aalims.. Implementation of Sharia and Khilafat is the only solution “otherwise Allah will take suo motu action against the system”. We must educate ourselves regarding before making any opinion.

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  • Umer
    Mar 28, 2012 - 3:05PM

    @usmank:

    Sharia Law is the only way to get rid
    of this hypocrite,looter and
    fraudulent mafia which is ruling us,
    why not sharia law!!!!

    Saudi Arabia has Sharia law and then some, and look how honest the kings are who live such simple lives (not).

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  • Umer
    Mar 28, 2012 - 3:09PM

    @Query:

    When overwhelming majority of people
    are Muslim in Pakistan then why Sharia
    enforcement is being opposed?

    You have effectively answered your own question, but to clarify may be overwhelming majority are already tired and scared of what they saw as effects of laws such as Blasphemy and hudood among other Sharia laws. You can’t blame the majority for being afraid of what Sharia may bring after that.

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  • Ahsan Riaz
    Mar 28, 2012 - 3:16PM

    Come on Molana sb. We are with you. You have already given sacrifices of your brother, mother, father, son,other close relatives and a large number of pupils. Come on Molana sb. We are with you……

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  • Sajjad Ali
    Mar 28, 2012 - 3:17PM

    People of Pakistan want an economically stable and a liberal democratic republic where every one feels himself safe and secure. Our people have always rejected the Mullahs and their rigid ideas and will reject them in future too. God bless our beautiful Pakistan.

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  • Ismail
    Mar 28, 2012 - 3:17PM

    Every one wants reinforcement of Sharia. I fully agree with ZYX that dispite of making fun of moulana abdul aziz, ET should propogate news while remaining neutral and unbiased. ppl comenting about burqa issue of maulana should know that in an attempt of secret dialogue with Mushy’s authorities, the officials told him to wear burqa in order to avoid media and to keep secrecy. letter on Mushy’s authorites decieved him..

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  • Umer
    Mar 28, 2012 - 3:22PM

    @Zeta:

    Deny All you want, but Pakistan is an
    Islamic Country, Implementation of
    Sharia is mandatory.

    Or you can go to North Wazirastan or Saudi Arabia.

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  • Nabeel
    Mar 28, 2012 - 3:38PM

    For all those people who are mocking shariah should know loud and clear tbat sooner or later islam would be implement in pakistan and it would liberate us from enslavement of this secular capitalist democracy.Recommend

  • Idrees Kamar
    Mar 28, 2012 - 3:43PM

    It is sad that we didn’t take care of him before, Giving Mullah’s a foot in the door is the worse thing that the government can do. Awarding these people land is another mistake. The space for us secular humanists is shrinking.

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  • Exjihadi
    Mar 28, 2012 - 3:49PM

    Whosoever hates sharia(the divine law of allah subhan-wa-talla)should leave islam.love sharia or leave pakistan.

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  • Bhindian
    Mar 28, 2012 - 3:51PM

    Most Pakistanis want shariah.

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  • Aditya Randhawa
    Mar 28, 2012 - 3:55PM

    good for Isalm and Pakistan

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  • waleed
    Mar 28, 2012 - 3:58PM

    Please go to Saudi Arabia we don’t want Shariah Law, keep it to yourself; I would like Pakistan to acquire the moderate religion ethics. Blowing up, forcing someone to not go to school, killing by pebbles, destroying schools. This is not Shariah- it’s nothing but crazy fanatic suicidal tendency of your’s and your people. Do me a favor I’ll invest in bomb while you gather your man and blow all of them up. Thank you

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  • Junaid
    Mar 28, 2012 - 4:20PM

    @Exjihadi:
    Want a Shariah Law,book a ticket to Saudi Arabia and Chill :)

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  • Mar 28, 2012 - 4:28PM

    This report is biased and there is no harm implementing Sharia in its true senses

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  • Mar 28, 2012 - 4:29PM

    Abdul Aziz – Have you returned the burqa stolen from a girl in the Lal Masjid during escape while innocents were killed. Why you escaped after provoking young girls to sacrifice their lives.

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  • Super Star
    Mar 28, 2012 - 4:29PM

    All those for the sharia laws and supporting this guy, please ask him if posting in blogs and twitter is permitted in his sharia. We have seen what the taliban have done with computers and electronic items in Afghan under true sharia rule! Otherwise they are greatest hypocrites as of course they are!

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  • Umer
    Mar 28, 2012 - 4:41PM

    @Exjihadi:

    Whosoever hates sharia(the divine law
    of allah subhan-wa-talla)should leave
    islam.love sharia or leave pakistan.

    Had Quaid-e-Azam been alive he would have been the first one to be kicked out by Jihadis on that principle. Goes to show how misaligned are fanatics from what the founders intended. Time for fanatics to leave Pakistan and leave everyone in peace.

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  • Umer
    Mar 28, 2012 - 4:44PM

    @Adnan:

    While I am smiling and grinning at the
    frustration of pseudo liberals, I
    would like to tell them one thing,
    Shariah is inevitable and you can’t
    stop it.

    Where exactly can you show Shariah working in the last thousand years? If it’s inevitable it had been a long time coming.

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  • Chodhary
    Mar 28, 2012 - 4:44PM

    Lal Mosque operation was a big failure. Because the operation failed to achieve its objective.. elimination of this mullah! Mission Failed! Musharraf you should have got the job done! why didn’t you?Recommend

  • Shankar
    Mar 28, 2012 - 4:46PM

    I’m surprised that Pakistan hasn’t managed to implement this for so many years after independence. As the fortress of Islam, Shariah should’ve been the first step!

    Even surprising is how many Pakistanis here are being so shameless and blasphemous by reject the call for Shariah. you should fear the wrath of you-know-who ;).

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  • Mar 28, 2012 - 4:47PM

    OMG is there any one in this country to question these so called “Holy men”???
    Has everyone forgotten what we witnessed happening in Jamia Hafsa and Laal Masjid? And have they been allotted another piece of land to build another “suicide bombers factory”??? Its just unbelievable :O

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  • Umer
    Mar 28, 2012 - 4:52PM

    @Adnan:

    Tunisia already ready to implement
    Islamic Laws while Libiyans and
    Syrians also demanding Shariah law in
    their countries.

    All these places and others had 1400 years to implement Sharia, yet better people failed to do that. What would these two cent political mullahs be able to achieve?

    Normally if you are selling a product which no one has seen working in a thousand years, people will laugh at you.

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  • Adnan
    Mar 28, 2012 - 5:08PM

    @Umer:

    U must be feeling tired of replying so many people here, don’t you? take a glass of water?


    yet better people failed to do that

    When you say it was never implemented then how can you say Shariah would not be suitable? Err, sounds ignorance to me.

    @For others: Who think tht Jinnah never wanted Shariah in Pakistan are actually lying. Jinnah has speeches in which he talked about Shariah of Muhammad(SAW) in Pakistan. Please read books!

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  • Xcaret
    Mar 28, 2012 - 5:23PM

    @zaid hamid:
    Love the “SARIA” part, very common spelling mistake.

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  • barkat ali
    Mar 28, 2012 - 5:31PM

    yar who is jinnah or zia would decide the system in pakistan
    it is the country of pakistani people
    let the people decide what would be the system in pakistan
    i mean a true refrendum
    and let me correct u
    zia did nt introduced an islamic system in pakistan
    it was just joking with islamic system and with the law of pakistan
    islamic system is also good but not defind by mullah’s but by the scholars

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  • barkat ali
    Mar 28, 2012 - 5:36PM

    let the people decide
    what would be the system in pakistan
    we need a true refremdom
    to kick out the religious and secular extremist

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  • Reeba
    Mar 28, 2012 - 5:37PM

    Actual sharia if implemented will bring peace and prosperity to Pakistan. But it is not very practical in the current world. If you think saudi Arabia practices acxtual sharia, you are wrong. Wealth is not distributed evenly. Those who can afford, go to Dubai and western countries and indulge in all kinds of wordly pleasures prohibited by sharia. Women have no freedom. No scholar (other than religious) has emerged from Saudi (except some who went to study in the west). If the expatriates leave, Saudis will have to go back to goat herding.
    `If sharia is implemented in Pakistan, mullas and religious extremists will hijack the religion, twist the teachings and implement an ugly form of Sharia which is far removed from the real one. Pakistan will become another Afganistan. No more freedom for press or open thinking. All forms of arts and music will be prohibited. Women will not be allowed to work or go outside freely. All intellectuals and talented artists will leave the country. Why not ask for a democracy with rules based on Islamic principles and values? So be careful of what you wish for. It might happen!
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  • Ozymandias
    Mar 28, 2012 - 5:44PM

    I don’t have a problem with Sharia. But I have a HUGE problem with this mullah and his Lal Masjid terrorists who got what they deserved.

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  • Mullah
    Mar 28, 2012 - 5:45PM

    @Umer:
    World has changed a lot since Muhummad Ali jinnah died…..Moreover liberals always try to hide behind jinnah while jihadis glorify Allam Iqbal(The Great Poet and Philosopher more recongnised and praised, the world over)…..Plus jihadis dnt believe in nationalism and it was 1922 when Ottoman Caliphate was abolished(Just 90 years & not centuries)…………So Sharia is inevitable!!!

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  • Mullah
    Mar 28, 2012 - 5:51PM

    @Kanwal: Do really think Zardari Better than this cleric.? Jst Asking!

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  • khurshid
    Mar 28, 2012 - 5:55PM

    I am sick of this chant that Mullahs and others of their ilk raise in defense of their political demands, “Pakistan was made in the name of Islam”! Where and when was it so stated? Anywhere in the Pakistan Resolution that Pakistan would be an Islamic State? In Mr. Jinnah’s address to the Constituent Assembly? In the composition of the 1st Cabinet of Liaquat Ali Khan, that had a Hindu (Mr. Mandal) as the Law Minister and an Ahmadi (zafrullah Khan) as the Foreign Minister? Were there no able able Muslim lawyers or Diplomats available then? The demand for a Muslim Majority state and an Islamic State are two entirely different things. A sovereign Muslim majority state may or not choose to be a theocratic state (God Forbid!) but it is NOT imperative. If he wanted an Islamic State with Sharia, why was Mr. Jinnah willing to accept the Cabinet Mission proposals as late as 1946 which envisaged an Indian Confederation with essentially the current Pakistan as one of its units? Sharia Law in the Indian Confederation. The man’s entire life is testimony to his liberalism and commitment to western democracy. This is simply playing with people’s sentiments and the fabrication of history. Dont let these ignorant mullahs fool you. All they want is a dicatatorship of the astoundingly ignorant and incapable.

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  • antony
    Mar 28, 2012 - 6:03PM

    I want pakistan to implement sharia law soon so that if floods due in June this year can be stopped by sharia law abiding citizens or not.

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  • Raza Murad
    Mar 28, 2012 - 6:05PM

    Before you enforce any sharia law————–please enforce real islamic welfare state.

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  • m.zafar
    Mar 28, 2012 - 6:08PM

    Shariah is the only divine solution to all the problems we are facing today. WE NEED TO IMPLEMENT IT !!!

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  • Mar 28, 2012 - 6:09PM

    @khurshid:

    I did not want to embarrass you but you’re giving a lose ball. Following are Jinnah’s speeches.

    The Prophet of Islam (PBUH) was a great teacher. He was a great lawgiver. He was a great statesman and he was a great sovereign who ruled. The life of the Prophet (PBUH) was simple according to those times. He was successful in everything that he put his hand to from as a businessman to as a ruler. The Prophet (PBUH) was the greatest man that the world had ever seen. Thirteen hundred years ago he laid the foundations of democracy(occasion of the Holy Prophet’s birthday at the Karachi Bar Association on 25th January 1948)

    t is my belief that our salvation lies in following the golden rules of conduct set for us by our great lawgiver, the Prophet of Islam. Let us lay the foundations of our democracy on the basis of true Islamic ideals and principles(Civil, Naval, Military and Air Force Officers at Khaliqdina Hall Karachi on 11th October 1947)

    What is it that keeps the Muslims united as one man, and what is the bedrock and sheet-anchor of the community. It is Islam. It is the Great Book, Quran, that is the sheet-anchor of Muslim India. I am sure that as we go on there will be more and more of oneness, one God, one Book, one Prophet and one Nation(All-India Muslim League, Karachi on 26th December 1943)

    Every Mussalman knows that the injunctions of the Holy Quran are not confined to religious and moral duties. From the Atlantic to the Ganges, says Gibbon, the Holy Quran is acknowledged as the fundamental code, not only of theology, but of civil and criminal jurisprudence, and the laws which regulate the action and the property of mankind are governed by immutable sanctions of the will of God”. Everyone, except those who are ignorant, knows the Holy Quran is the general code of the Muslims(message of Eid to the Muslims in September 1945)

    In your own words:

    Dont let these ignorant link textliberals fool you.

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  • Mir
    Mar 28, 2012 - 6:14PM

    unfortuately in islamic history shariah was used to opress the people who used to differ with rulers, unfortunately shariah was used against those who had different interpretation of shariah, today when the nations of world are becoming democratic shariah rulings in saudi arabia are present which say that people should not raise voice against rulers and do not protests againt state oppression, thats why people live there in fear, for example shias dont have freedom to practice faith there. In Pakistan we saw the application of shariah laws against opposition in zia era. Taliban used shariah law to oppress people. Application of shariah in pakistan is impractical because different sects have different interpretations of shariah and application of any one form of shariah is impossible.

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  • smj
    Mar 28, 2012 - 6:21PM

    This Crossdresser should be sent to jail for kidnapping police/rangers that led to the Lal Masjid operation and then later killing Army officers and jawan involved in the operation. The hands on his back is so powerful that he is out scott free, threatening judges and acting all pious.Recommend

  • Umer
    Mar 28, 2012 - 6:32PM

    @Adnan:

    Unfortunately for you after the 1945 speech you quoted he made this 11 August 1947 speech;

    You may belong to any religion or
    caste or creed that has nothing to do
    with the business of the State.

    Mr. Jinnah’s presidential address to the Constituent Assembly of Pakistan

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  • Mar 28, 2012 - 6:34PM

    @Xcaret:
    It was not a spelling mistake. It was deliberate.

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  • wahab khan afridi
    Mar 28, 2012 - 6:39PM

    mr Mowlana sahib this is not one man pakistan, this 18 crore people if you want to bring change in law so stand for election and do it constitutionally. he just want to get attention in the press thats all munafiq molvi

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  • asad
    Mar 28, 2012 - 6:41PM

    he has no space to talk about sharia. he run’s away in the burkha shame on him…

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  • farhan
    Mar 28, 2012 - 6:41PM

    Kindly give our clergy a huge plot of land and declare it autonomous territory..just like vatican. Happy days !

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  • Mar 28, 2012 - 6:42PM

    @Umer:

    Umer are you saying that Jinnah was hypocrite that he changed stance after 45? I hope you are not being funny here, are you?

    Even 11th August Speech does not contradict Islam and it is some what what Caliph Omar(RA) said centuries ago

    From the servant of Allah and the Commander of the Faithful, Omar: The inhabitants of Jerusalem are granted security of life and property. Their churches and crosses shall be secure. This treaty applies to all people of the city. Their places of worship shall remain intact. These shall neither be taken over nor pulled down. People shall be quite free to follow their religion. They shall not be put to any trouble

    So again, please read history

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  • Pr0udPakistan
    Mar 28, 2012 - 6:46PM

    Sharia Law can/will not be implemented in Pakistan as every sect has its own version which they think is correct. So dream on..

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  • Mir
    Mar 28, 2012 - 6:57PM

    people who want to deduce from jinnah’s speech that he wanted theocratic state must undserstand that he quoted examples from islam for his muslim constituency, just as imran khan uses examples from islam so would anyone believe him that he will implement shariah, & he is being opposed by mullahs for using music in rallies and many other things, just as jinnah was opposed for his western outlook.

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  • Mar 28, 2012 - 6:59PM

    @Pr0udPakistan:

    What if it’s applied, will you leave this country and would allow majority of us lead life according to Islam.Majority wants Shariah, even ET’s survey endorsed that.

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  • Muhammadd
    Mar 28, 2012 - 7:21PM

    @Zeta:
    Sorry but Pakistan was not founded as an Islamic country. It was founded with the intention to have a country where muslims are free from being controlled by the hindus and where they can be free and live in a welfare state. Recommend

  • Umer
    Mar 28, 2012 - 7:26PM

    @Adnan:

    Are you upset that Jinnah said business of the state has nothing to do with anyone’s religion?

    The only way state can achieve this is by not implementing any religion over its people; so a Sharia based system was officially rejected by the founder himself.

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  • Umer
    Mar 28, 2012 - 7:30PM

    @Adnan:

    So again, please read history

    You quote Jinah but when that doesn’t work out for you then you quote Umar. Umar was not the founder of Pakistan, Jinah was. For Umar’s system you are welcome to try to get to Saudi Arabia if your brethren in Umma Saudis would allow you.

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  • kaalchakra
    Mar 28, 2012 - 7:30PM

    Whether one wants Shariah implemented in Pakistan or not, the saddest are those who do acknowledge that Shariah is great, yet think it is impractical or are fearful of it. It’s like saying that since nobody has been a real Muslim in the last one thousand years, people should stop trying to follow Islam!

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  • Mar 28, 2012 - 7:31PM

    @Mir:

    I did not know people here also have comprehension problem. Pakistan was all bout majority Muslim constituency. Jinnah was not fighting for Hindus but Muslims hence his speeches clearly reflects that.

    as someone said above, even if one ignores what Jinnah wants and see what Pakistani wants, it’s quite clear 80% Pakistanis wants Shariah. It’s a big number.

    Technically we don’t need a Shariah law as a separate law. 1973 constitution clearly has clause to implement Islam as a state religion. All is required is implementation

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  • Mar 28, 2012 - 7:32PM

    Seeing the current situation of Karachi which has been hijacked by 2 secular militant groups; ANP and MQM and yesterday MQM and now ANP people burning Karachi properties; Pakistan actually need more Shariah than ever.

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  • Khan
    Mar 28, 2012 - 7:35PM

    @Mullah:

    Do really think Zardari Better than
    this cleric.? Jst Asking!

    You can remove the likes of Zardaris via vote in every general election ..
    what would you do with some one who will shoot you if you raise a finger ?
    There is no alternative to Democracy where each and every citizen has a chance to rule the country via political means and every citizen has a right to vote out whoever they dislike.
    Its the best way to do accountability but we need to educate our people to start voting instead of cursing politicians all the time.

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  • Mar 28, 2012 - 7:38PM

    @Umer:

    Little boy, what all I am trying to say that Jinnah was MORE MUSLIM and SHARIAH demander than anyone else and His speech is nothing but an inspiration of what Caliph Umar(RA) in past.

    I just wanted to refute your shallow claim that Jinnah wanted a secular state. HE did not.

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  • DevilHunterX
    Mar 28, 2012 - 7:39PM

    Which Sharia law?

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  • Uzair
    Mar 28, 2012 - 7:47PM

    @Adnan: I appreciate your zeal, I really do, and I assure you that I have read all there is to read about Islamic history. My advice to you would be the same. At least ask yourself: was there ever any harmony and peace among the muslims at any time in history, dating to its foundation?

    I must declare also that I have little hope that the “children of Zia’s” education have a chance of learning critical thinking, but based on your zeal I DO hope that you will have the courage to ask the right questions about what you have been told by your teachers about Muslim history. Go and read the books yourself, will you?

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  • kaalchakra
    Mar 28, 2012 - 7:59PM

    “His speech is nothing but an inspiration of what Caliph Umar(RA) in past.”

    Bang on. Jinnah would have himself acknowledged that. Why on earth do people have to assume that Shariah is unfair to anyone?

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  • JustAnotherPakistani
    Mar 28, 2012 - 8:02PM

    What a joke! It’s a grotesque joke and a great dishonor to the men of the Pakistan army who died in the operation to uproot this evil to compensate this man in anyway. Why should the CDA allocate land to this miscreant? So that the trouble the capital saw can start again? Recommend

  • s shah
    Mar 28, 2012 - 8:05PM

    @Khan, @Umer, @ Khurshid: Well reasoned. Thank you. 100% agree.

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  • Umer
    Mar 28, 2012 - 8:05PM

    @Adnan:

    I just wanted to refute your shallow
    claim that Jinnah wanted a secular
    state.

    Unfortunately for you, you failed miserably. Read Jinah’s Sep 11 speech again. He can’t be clearer that he doesn’t want state to interfere in anything religious of its citizen’s.

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  • Pr0udPakistani
    Mar 28, 2012 - 8:08PM

    @ Adnan

    What if it’s applied, will you leave this country and would allow majority of us lead life according to Islam.Majority wants Shariah, even ET’s survey endorsed that.

    Please get your eyesight checked as ET’s survey is endorsing something else.

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  • Human
    Mar 28, 2012 - 8:18PM

    You can’t implement anything you yourself trying to learn. The religion of Qazi brothers even failed to step out of Lal mosque, now he want to make it another blunder and plunder, shame

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  • Mar 28, 2012 - 8:32PM

    Why don’t you yourselves declare promulgation of Sharia Law. Why do you need to enforce it by the Gov’t. Presently Almighty Allah does not seem accepting your request. After washing your sins fresh request may be made and good luck?

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  • Azim
    Mar 28, 2012 - 8:45PM

    Can some one tell me which sect of Islam is Mulana referring to here?

    We have over 500 different types of Islam, so would be good to know which was the kind of Islam under which this nation was created.

    Really sick and tired these Mullahas telling us what is right and what is wrong, nevertheless Mulana should actually ask elected parliament to look into his request, supreme court is not above the law, its the law.

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  • Muhammad Abdullah
    Mar 28, 2012 - 9:07PM

    hahahaha what a two faced person. criticizing current systems while getting benefits from them. looks like he will soon be caught in a burqa again

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  • Xcaret
    Mar 28, 2012 - 9:14PM

    @Zaid Hamid:
    I knew that SARIA = ROD

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  • Sj
    Mar 28, 2012 - 9:15PM

    This mullah has no right to talk abt implementation of sharia law. He should be ashamed of leaving everyone behind in Lal masjid and running off in a burka…Recommend

  • Haleema Mansoor
    Mar 28, 2012 - 9:19PM

    @zaid hamid:

    What Pakistan needs is education, clean water, more accessible health services, functional infrastructure and a cycle of elections! Education that isn’t confounded by state propaganda or religious biases.

    You are supporting the man (Aziz) who said: “Our youth will commit suicide attacks, if the government impedes the enforcement of the Sharia and attacks Lal Masjid and its sister seminaries.” So in essence, this man was threatening to kill innocents. In essence, he was going to commit murder…how Shariah abiding is that?

    If Shariah law was imposed, the first people to go should be the mullahs from every mosque as they impersonate the role of the priest, instead of acting as caretakers of the mosques! Moazins have taken it on themselves to act like scholars, issuing opinions, when most of them have received only the most basic education and have become inciters of hate.

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  • Aijaz
    Mar 28, 2012 - 9:24PM

    Religion has no role in politics.

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  • Ibraheem Mustafa
    Mar 28, 2012 - 9:36PM

    @Pakistani Hindu:

    Haan bhai.. whoever was against the
    Lal Masjid operation should see what
    this cleric’s intentions are/were

    Whats wrong with demanding Sharia?

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  • Ibraheem Mustafa
    Mar 28, 2012 - 9:38PM

    @Buzzed:

    It is this exact BS that will be the
    downfall of us all.

    As if 60 years of secular rule were heaven for us

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  • Ibraheem Mustafa
    Mar 28, 2012 - 9:39PM

    @Mahaboob Ali:

    Who made Pakistan an Islamic country?
    Jinnah wanted a secular country, while
    Zia Ul Haq, a dictator made an Islamic
    country. A dictators orders are null
    and void.

    Pakistan has been defacto secular country since its inception.

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  • smj
    Mar 28, 2012 - 9:43PM

    Don’t implement some law without testing it on. Let Maulana Abdul Aziz Sahab be “Volunteer” to be tried under shariah law. :)

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