This unanimously agreed document titled “Paigham-ePakistan,” prepared in accordance with the injunctions of the Holy Qur’an, the Sunnah of the Prophet and the Constitution of Pakistan, reflects the collective thinking of the State of Pakistan. The Message identifies the problems faced by the State of Pakistan and provides basis to devise a strategy to achieve the goals of Objectives Resolution. Moreover, through this Message, Pakistan is being projected as a strong, united, developed, cultured and modern nation in the international community. This consensus based document shall be helpful to reconstruct Pakistani society whose core values are tolerance, spirituality, justice, equality and balance in fulfilling rights and obligations. This document is prepared with the assistance and support of state institutions of Pakistan and with the cooperation of the following:
- Wafaq-ul-Madaris al-Arabiyyah
- Tanzim-ul-Madaris Ahl-e-Sunnat
- Wafaq-ul-Madaris al-Salfiyyah
- Wafaq-ul-Madaris al-Shi’ah
- Rabitat-ul-Madaris Pakistan
Assistance in preparation of this document was also provided by the academia from prominent Pakistani universities and the eminent religious scholars of Pakistan from Dar-ul-Uloom Karachi, Dar-ul- Uloom Muhammadiah Ghausia Bhera Sharif, Jamia Binoria Karachi, Jamiat alMuntazar Lahore, Jamia Ashrafia Lahore, Jamia Haqqania Akora Khattak, Jamia Muhammadiah Islamabad and Jamia Faridiah Islamabad.
The original draft of “Paigham-e-Pakistan” was prepared by research scholars of the Islamic Research Institute of International Islamic University, Islamabad and was first presented in a national seminar held on May 26, 2017 at the Institute with the title “Reconstruction of Pakistani Society in the light of Meesaq-e-Madinah.” The Honourable President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Mr. Mamnoon Hussain was the Chief Guest of the seminar. In this seminar a Joint Declaration and a unanimous fatwa was also issued by the eminent scholars and muftis from all the schools of thought that exist in Pakistan. The joint declaration was read in the seminar by the Rector, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Prof. Dr. Masoom Yasinzai whereas, the unanimous fatwa was presented by Mufti Muhammad Rafi Usmani, Dar-ul-Uloom Karachi at the end of the seminar. This document is further improved after consultation with ulama of all the Wafaqs of Pakistan and faculty members of several prominent universities of Pakistan. Moreover, the joint declaration and the unanimous fatwa have also been made part of this document. Paigham-e-Pakistan is prepared in the light of the fundamental teachings of the Holy Qur’an and Sunnah and the 1973 Constitution. This document is now published with the approval of the State of Pakistan to implement it as a basic national code of conduct.
Eminent Ulama are of the opinion that non-Muslims who enter into a Muslim state with the permission of its authorities are innocent and such people even could not be killed during war, slaying them in peace time is a sin of greater degree, therefore strictly prohibited. According to Islamic jurists, no activity leading to war can be initiated without the consent of the state ruler or his appointed commanders. A soldier cannot attack the enemy in his personal capacity without the permission of his commander. Islamic jurists also say that war cannot be waged without the permission of the government and moreover, it cannot be started just to overcome the enemy. It is the right of the government to allow fighting or waging war which is further subject to the vulnerable security situation of the state.