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    Shariat court rules whipping for drinking un-Islamic

    ISLAMABAD, May 28: The Federal Shariat Court (FSC) has declared whipping for the offence of drinking as un-Islamic and directed the government to amend the law to make the offence bailable.

    A full-bench of the FSC comprising Chief Justice Haziqul Khairi, Justice Salahuddin Mirza and Justice Fida Mohammad Khan gave the ruling on Thursday after hearing the arguments that the Holy Quran asks Muslims to stay away from liquor but does not specifically declares it Haram, or prohibited.

    The FSC had taken up a Shariat petition of Dr M. Aslam Khaki, who had challenged different provisions of the Prohibition Order (Enforcement of Hudood) Ordinance 1979, in which drinking was provided as Hadd, prescribing 80 lashes as punishment for the offence.

    Pleading the case, Dr Aslam Khaki argued before the FSC that the punishment of 80 whips was neither provided by the Holy Quran nor Sunnah, hence the offence should not be termed as Hadd. Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him), he recalled, had awarded only 40 sticks that too of a date tree to the offender, but not 80 whips.

    Article 8 of the Prohibition Order (Enforcement of Hudood) Ordinance 1979 declares drinking liable to Hadd and suggests that whoever being an adult Muslim drinks intoxicating liquor by mouth is guilty of drinking liable to Hadd and shall be punished with whipping numbering 80 whips.

    Islam had declared some specific offences as Hadd which are heinous, but the offence of drinking is not a heinous crime, he argued.Though the Holy Quran has attributed drinking as both “benefit” and also Haram, but declared Haram is more than its benefit. Thus the offence of drinking is not absolute Haram.

    He contended that Article 25 of the ordinance which provided punishment for attempt to drinking was violative of the injunction of Islam as neither Holy Quran nor Sunnah had provided any punishment for it.

    “If a person makes an attempt to drink but withdraws, he should be appreciated but not be punished,” he said, adding intention of commission of crime without any physical act was not a crime.

    The court agreeing with the petitioner declared the provisions of 80 lashes as un-Islamic and directed the federal government to amend the relevant laws to replace the punishment of whipping with sticks within six months by making it bailable offence.

    In case the government failed to amend the Hadd law, the punishment will cease to exist and become void, the judgment held.



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    PAKISTAN OBSERVER: Drinking liqour is not Haram - Federal Shariat Court

    Shariat court rules whipping for drinking un-Islamic
     
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    Drinking liqour is not Haram - Federal Shariat Court- cheers... good for the alcoholic drinks mfgs I guess
     
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    qazi may be take it free last night lolz muft ki sharab or qazi wali baat hoi ye to .
     
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    :rofl:..was this really in the article or was this your own creation Jana? Either ways it's a gem!!!
     
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    Good for everyone..more tax for govt. Win Win situation..:cheers:
     
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    This is what is our Fudal Class..............whole top level military officers, politcal leaders and beurcrates and even Some Supreme or High court Judges all they are drinkers................and they need reason to adopted this ****** thing.

    Those Idiots i think didn't read the Quran clearly............where in Quran its mentioned........اللہ لعنت بیھجتا ہے شراب پہنے والے پر پلانے والے پر، بیچے والے پر، خریدنے والے پر، لاد کر لیے جانے والے پر اوراس پر جس کے لیے لاد کر لیے جاءی گی ہے۔"
     
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    What a pathetic judgement. I hope Islamic Ideology Council takes some action!
     
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    Smoking is actually worse than drinking.
     
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    1) No alcohol, ever - probably a good choice in life

    2) Glass of beer or wine with a meal - no problems, potential health benefits, still under debate

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    3) getting ripped, blotto'd, smashed, trashed - haram

    How about making intoxication haram? And what about smoking? Smoking is just as bad, if not worse, than alcohol.
     
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    I think drinking is Haram in Public not in Private
     
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    Smoking was declared Haraam by Azhari scholars in the 1920s. Reading that short fatwa was very instructive of how their thought process worked. I''ll try to grab a hold of it again if I can.
     
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    Jana, PAKISTAN OBSERVER has grossly misrepresented the statement of the FSC in their rubric "Drinking liqour is not Haram - Federal Shariat Court".

    What they should have said is this: "whipping for drinking un-Islamic federal shariat court". Which is very understandable and quite unproblematic, given the fact of the absence of a State and the prevailing conditions of this society.
     
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    smoking,drinking and any use of tobacco should be banned in all countries...suicide is a crime in all nations i guess then why allow this slow form of suicide??
     
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    ^Suicide is a crime? What is the usual punishment awarded?!
     
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