Islamic Ideology: Ashrafi appointed council member

The Council’s job is to consider whether any laws conflict with Islam.


Our Correspondent January 27, 2013
Ashrafi tells The Express Tribune that he would support legislation which promotes interfaith harmony. PHOTO: ONLINE

LAHORE: President Asif Zardari has notified Pakistan Ulema Council Chairman Allama Hafiz Tahir Ashrafi as a member of the Council of Islamic Ideology.

The Council’s job is to consider whether any laws conflict with Islam. Ashrafi told The Express Tribune that he would support legislation which promotes interfaith harmony and goes against terrorism. He said that he would try to promote an environment in which non-Muslims felt like equal citizens of Pakistan.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 27th, 2013.

COMMENTS (13)

Observer | 8 years ago | Reply

@SK5:

" If your talking about Saudi Arabia’s Islam then that’s not Islam its salafism/wahabhism….and we clearly don’t want that in Pakistan."

How can you say that the Saudi Islam is not Islam? Saudi Islam strictly follows what is written in the Quran and the Hadiths. How can that not be Islam? On the other hand, the Islam of the Indian subcontinent is heavily influenced by Sufi practices and thoughts. In turn, sufism has borrowed heavily from vedic Hinduism, especially the mystical and philosophical part.

Could it be that you and most South Asian Muslims did not really know what real Islam is?

Rafidi | 8 years ago | Reply

Perfect. Just Perfect. Now all we need is for Malik Ishaq to be made a minister in punjab courtesy of Rana Sanaullah and Shahbaz Sharif.

VIEW MORE COMMENTS
Replying to X

Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive.

For more information, please see our Comments FAQ

E-Publications

Most Read