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in response to reader comment: Rape -- Sorry, Mr Currmally; arguments not convincing

Submitted by Fazal Habib Curmally (Pakistan), Sep 13, 2007 at 00:50

My Dear friend Romesh Chander,

Greetings and how nice to hear from you again. The Shari'a Act of Pakistan covered 8 points of law because they were considered wrong and were spelled out in the Quran E Karim as crimes. The requirement of 4 witnesses was a requirement for Adultery. because there was no Islamic punishment and requirement for unishment spelled oui in the 5 schools of Islamic law, theis requirement was applied to rape also.(The 5 schools are hanafi, maliki, Dha'afi, Hambali and ja'afarischools of law. Pakistan is a hanafi majority country. But to make laws more equitable, scholars of all 5 schools sit down together with Justices of the High Courts anf the Supreme Courtys and evolve a law that is acceptable to all 5 schools)

Rape is no longer tried under the Shari'at Act In Pakistan. It is a civil matter today. Barring this one point, the Sharia'at Act was not undone and is still in practise. There is no way that Pakistan be anything but Islamic we are very proud of the fact that the name of my country is The Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

As for reasearch, it is you who needs to carry out a dsipassionate study and not me.

May God's grace be with you

Fazal Habib Curmally


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