Hudood Ordinances By Justice Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani
Title of the book is “Hudood Ordinances” Written by Justice Mufti Muhammad Taqi Urmani ra
Islamization of Laws in Pakistan: The Case of Hudud Ordinances. Translated by Khalid Rehman. The author is a former judge of the Federal Shariah Court and the Supreme Court of Pakistan (Shariah Appellate Bench).
Ever since the creation of Pakistan, the issue of Islamization has been a subject of debate both within and outside the country. Islamization of laws is an important element of the general concept of Islamization in the country, An objective study of the views and response to the Ordinances indicates the existence of three. There are people who think that since hudud are prescribed in the Qur’an and Sunnah, one can not think of changing or amending them. Some are opposed to the very idea of Islamization, so they call for a total repeal of the Ordinances. The third group consists of those who support the idea of Islamization and, in fact, consider it. Pakistan’s raison d’etre, but feel that the Ordinances may be in need of review and amendments, even though the hudud are certainly divinely ordained. They are the Qur’an and Sunnah that prescribe the hudud, but their translation into laws is a human effort that needs continuous review
This analysis, with its focus on the Hudud Ordinances, seeks to help in creating an understanding of the entire debate on Islamization of laws in Pakistan. The task is onerous, delicate and complex. Underscoring the importance of the implementation of Islamic law, and refuting the allegations of opponents, the article also identifies some of the areas in the Hudud Ordinances, especially the Hudde Zina Ordinance, that are in need of reform. Download the complete ordinance in pdf format.