The efforts for the enforcement of Islam in our country,
which have been continuing even before its creation, had two phases. In the
first phase, the aim was to achieve the supremacy of the Shariah in the law and
constitution of our country. The aim in the second phase was to strive for the
changes required from the Islamic view point at all levels in all affairs of the
state. The first of these began in 1948 under the slogan "The Demand for an
Islamic System", and was primarily an attempt made by some of our ulema to
`Islamize' the newly born state. God willing, the recent elections held in
October 1990 will very soon end this first phase in the accomplishment of the
required objective. The time has now arrived to commence struggle for the next
and final phase.
No doubt, the first phase in the presence of intense
western hegemonic influences turned out to be a gruelling enterprise. But now
this second phase___ a call for a complete change in the present set up of our
state is bound to be even more formidable. Let everyone be aware that in the
whole struggle, it is this phase which infact occupies the fundamental
importance. The first phase was just a prelude. The profound realities concealed
in the terms `Islamic Revolution' and `The Revival of Islam' will God willing, be
revealed if this second phase also culminates in success. It would then
certainly also become possible for us to strive for the supremacy of Islam in
the rest of the world___ a cherished goal envisioned centuries ago. This second
phase, is infact the declaration of war against the existing state of affairs.
In this phase, the objective behind all our efforts would be the manifestation
of the actual truth, so that the hollow concepts of law and politics, economics
and sociology fashioned by the west be rendered meaningless.
Following are the details of this objective, which are
actually the changes that must be brought about in the affairs of the state.
At the Political Level:
1. It should be very clearly written down in the
constitution of our country, that the Qur’an and Sunnah shall be the Supreme law
of the state to which our parliament and constitution itself must submit.
2. For the interpretation of the Qur’an and Sunnah a
committee of competent religious scholars should be instituted by an electoral
mandate of the parliament. This committee would be entrusted with the task of
ascertaining the implications and purport of the Qur’an and Sunnah in the
collective affairs of life. It would also be assigned to formulate the rules for
legislation, and to determine the limits beyond which we as muslims can never
exceed. After this the actual task of legislation should be done by the
parliament itself keeping in view these ascertained implications as well as
these rules and limits.
The following two principles should be clearly spelled out
in the basic code of this committee:
Firstly, all differences of opinion shall be resolved by a
majority vote. Anyone, within or outside the committee, who disagrees with its
final verdict will have all the freedom to rationally express his views,
wherever he likes and in whatever form he chooses. However, any protest, evasion
or refusal to obey it would be considered a criminal offense.
Secondly, the content of Islam is only that which is
endorsed by the Qur’an and Sunnah, which also incidentally, are the only two
sources of it. Whoever considers this to be so, can only be appointed in this
3. It should be declared that the enforcement of Tawheed
(oneness of God ), refutation of Shirk (associating others in the Being,
Attributes or Rights of God), establishment of prayers and zakat, enjoining what
is virtuous and forbidding what is evil are the primary objectives of the state.
4. The affairs of the state should only be run by the
consultation of only those, who establish regular prayers, and if eligible, pay
zakat to the Bait-ul-Mal, and the only basis of their appointment in the
Shurah (parliament) should be their wisdom and piety, intellect and sagacity
which distinguishes them from others.
5. Those at the helm of the state's affairs should be
obligated to maintain their standard of living equal to that of a common man,
and that their doors should always remain open to the general masses.
6.(a) The centre of each administrative unit of the state
should be its Jam-e-Masjid. Furthermore, the division of these administrative
units should be such that one Jam-e-Masjid should suffice for the needs of one
(b) Within each unit all the administrative offices and
courts should be instituted adjacent to this Jam-e-Masjid.
(c) The capital of the country together with each of the
provincial capitals should have a single central Jam-e-Masjid.
(d) The address of the Friday prayers should only be
delivered by the Head of the state, and only he should lead these prayers in the
central Jam-e-Masjid of the capital. The provincial governors should be
entrusted with this job in the central Jam-e-Masjid of the provinces, while the
representatives of the government should perform this duty in the Jam-e-Masjid
of the various administrative units.
(e) The Friday prayers should be prohibited in all mosques
(f) These mosques should be managed and supervised by the
(g) Every religious scholar should be allowed to deliver a
lecture or teach, train and instruct his students according to his own views in
any of these mosques.
7. In the general elections the mode of proportionate
representation should be adopted, so that instead of an individual, a party
presents itself to take charge over the affairs of the state, and as a result of
which the parties, on the basis of the trust and support bestowed upon them by
the public, are able to nominate its pious and competent members for the
8. In the parliament this tradition should be
established, that instead of the party members only voting for their own party,
they should vote for what they consider as right, abide by it and infact take
pride in this . Also, no one should not be allowed to forcibly convince them
against something which they consider as correct.
9. After the general elections the process of transfer of
power to the newly elected representatives should be delayed by at least six
months. During this interim period, all the members of the parliament should
undergo training in political affairs in an academy specifically instituted for
this purpose, just as in the present set up those selected for their civil
services are given a training in administrative affairs for nine to ten months
before they actually take charge of their duties.
10 The present set up of the Executive and the Judiciary
should be extracted from its roots, and its place a new system should be
implanted. Under this system, the whole country should be divided into small
administrative units where all the problems of the general public should be
dealt. The present gradations in the government should be finished, and these
administrative units should be first directly linked with the provinces and then
to the centre.
11. For prompt action against any excesses committed by
the administration an ombudsman invested with appropriate powers should be
12. All citizens should be dealt equally by the law and no
citizen, even if he is the country's president or its prime minister should be
considered above the law.
At the Economic Level:
1. All institutions which provide capital on loan should
be completely abolished, and all banks should be converted into various branches
of the Bait-ul-Mal, where people can deposit their savings. These branches
should provide security, exchange and other similar facilities. In return for
this service, the Bait-ul-Mal should only be allowed to spend the deposited
money in the public sector upon industrial, commercial, agricultural and welfare
projects, with the precondition that without being given any profit on the
original amount, the depositer would be returned his money whenever he demands.
2. The only form of absentee partnership permitted should
be that in which people can directly become share holders in business projects
of the private or public sector.
3. Every economic venture which leads to moral misconduct
in the character of an individual, is a means of deceit or damage for the
parties involved, or is a cause of accumulation of wealth in the society should
be declared unlawful. Interest, insurance, gambling and hoarding should be
prohibited, and the law of inheritance should be correctly enforced.
4. To run the machinery of the state, the government
should only be allowed to rely on the income obtained from its lands,
industries, mineral reserves, trade and zakat. Usher should also be imposed upon
industrial produce. In emergency situations however, an appeal for money can be
made by the government. Furthermore, no tax should be imposed on the people, so
that they are liberated from the shackles of this barbarity of the modern age.
5. In every economic enterprise which results from the
interaction of labour and capital, labour should be granted a share according to
its participation. Those working on the lands should also be given wages and be
entitled to all other facilities like the industrial workers.
6. It should be the responsibility of the state to
provide everyone with the basic necessities of life which include food, shelter,
clothing , education and medical treatment. Those at the helm of the state's
affairs should always keep in mind God's promise about all means and resources,
that if people in their national capacity hold steadfast to his directives he
would bless them with tremendous prosperity and happiness.
7. All means and resources of development and progress
should be divided into small units, to get rid of the menace of large cities.
8. If in the means of production, the rights private
ownership result in injustice and usurpation, the state has all the authority to
interfere and debar a person from these rights, only if a court pronounces this
9. To keep money in circulation, people should be urged
to spend it in the way of God, and to refrain from accumulating it.
At the Social Level:
1. All the institutions of the state should help
establish a society, in which people should be honoured and respected on the
basis of their wisdom and piety instead of their cast, creed, profession and
2. The house should be regarded the center of activities
for women, and they should be granted the necessary facilities to maintain this
priority even in indispensable social and economic needs.
3. A husband should be accepted as the head of a family,
and his right to admonish his wife according to verse 34 of Surah Nisaa, should
also be accepted.
4. The age old tradition of obeying parents and treating
them kindly, which is still widely acclaimed in our society should be promoted
and patronized in all circumstances.
5. Co-education should be completely abolished, and all
women should be binded to dress as honourable muslim women do when they go out
of their houses a by wearing Jilbabs (large cloaks).
6. The custom of Jahez (dowry) and Baraat (marriage
procession) should be gradually eliminated, and the tradition established that
if at all there is to be some expenditure upon wedding ceremonies, the
bridegroom's family must bear it.
7. A restriction should be imposed on the people, that if
they desire a separation from their wives, then they should do so according to
the prescribed procedure mentioned in the Qur’an by administering the divorce
sentence once only. However, if someone who is ignorant of this procedurem, or
due to his own foolishness administers three divorce sentences in succession,
then such a case should be decided in the manner our Prophet (pbuh) had done so
8. Ploygammy should be made conditional to moral, social
or economic requirements only, and the general concept about it being
permissible in the absolute sense should be discouraged.
9. A complete end should be put to the injustices
suffered by women, and they should be given all their divinely ordained rights
in all affairs, specially in inheritance.
10. The daily routines of people should be organized in a
manner that they gradually develop the habit of going to bed early at night and
rising early in the morning, so that the status occupied by the morning prayers
and the morning Qur’anic recital is restored with all their glories.
11. Our national language and dress should be popularized
and given patronage and all national traditions should be firmly established in
the society. The Arabic language should be given the same status as the English
language is given in present times.
12. It should be accepted that music, photography painting
and other branches of fine arts are in no way forbidden in the absolute sense,
but it is their nature and usage which in some situations must be forbidden. As
such their prohibition is no eternal law of the shariah, however, in certain
circumstances when they become a source of evil a restriction can be imposed
upon them by the government.
13. The every day offenses committed by our media which
include radio, films, television, newspapers and journals should be stopped.
Their first offense is that they seldom give any coverage
to learned and accomplished women who have not only distinguished themselves in
the fields of arts and science, but also as scholars of Islam. Instead, they
present women as objects of lewd entertainment. This lecherous display is in
complete disregared to the injunctions of the Qur’an, which specifically enjoins
all Muslim women to cover their heads and chest, and to refrain from exhibiting
themselves. Rather then setting examples of dignity and modesty, they sell their
honour and integrity by furthering the shameless trends of a fiendish culture.
Their second offense is that through their courtesy the
stories of romance and episodes of chanson de geste, which everywhere in the
world had been confined to the subtleties of poetry and literature and whose
recital and listening to was not disallowed in a specific age and situation even
by the great Caliph Umar, have new invaded the everyday atmosphere of our homes.
Such is the nature of this invasion, that the modesty in the relationship of a
mother and son, father and daughter, brother and sister upon which the poise and
grace of a society so heavily depends is becoming an episode of the past. Due to
the courtesy of our media, a stage has been reached in which our youngmen , like
most women are seen perpetually involved in glamourising themselves with the
latest flares of fashion. The older lot, may not be very enthusiastic about
their clothes and appearances, but show tremendous enthusiasm in shredding off
any shame they might have originally had.
Their third offense is that they have promoted sports and
other means of amusement to an unwholesome and unhealthy degree. Such is the
nature of this patronization that our younger generation now regards actors and
sportsmen as their ideals of life. While our scientists and technologists,
scholors and thinkers do not even receive posthumous recognition for their
achievements, these merry makers are kept in the highest esteem. The bewitching
manner in which thy allure young minds by depicting the daily routines of these
celebrities, effectively diverts them from the higher objectives of life, after
which they can no longer be expected to become scholars, thinkers or indulge in
other intellectual pursuits.
Their fourth offense is that specifically among them, radio
and television show complete disregard to the mandatory hours of worship in a
day when nothing except prayers are permissible.
At the Educational Level:
1. A unified system of education should be enforced in
our country. Any diversity in nature, religious or non- religious, and medium,
Urdu or English should be eliminated.
2. Only teachers who are self-righteous, staunch and
practising Muslims besides being proficient in their fields should be selected.
3. Just as in the present system, the total period of
education should be divided into three levels: primary, secondary and a higher
level. The first of these should span over eight years, the second over four
years while the last level should extend over five years.
4. At the primary level only the Qur’an and the language
trio of Arabic, Urdu and English along with mathematics and calligraphy should
be taught. Initially the students should be made just capable enough to read the
Qur’an fluently and they should then be made to learn by heart the last group of
the Qur’an (Surah Al-Mulk to Surah An- Naas). As soon as the students get
acquainted with Arabic, the Qur’an should be studied with a specific stress over
its meanings. By including the essential teachings of Islam in the Arabic reader
and interweaving the Urdu reader with topics pertaining to general knowledge and
the English reader with topics relating to science, the students should be
imparted a comprehensive understanding of these languages, besides being
enlightened with other branches of learning. They should be encouraged to read
about subjects that interest them from the libraries. Furthermore, all modern
educational aids should be extensively employed in all these pursuits, and the
present way of loading the students with scores of text books should be
5. The study of the Qur’an and languages should continue
at the secondary level. Besides this, a few more subjects relating to the one in
which a student wants to specialize at the higher level should be introduced.
Just as in the present system the students of medicine and engineering study
certain science subjects at this level, the students of Deenyat for example,
would study pre-Islamic Arabic literature, grammar and rhetoric. This same mode
should be adopted in the teaching of other subjects.
6. The higher level should only be reserved for
specialization. This specialization can be in deenyat, medicine, engineering,
sociology, physics, biology or any other subject the students choose. The
existing mode of higher education should be completely terminated.
7. All topics in various books should begin with an
elucidation of the Qur’anic point of view about these topics. Other details
should be enlisted in coherence with this point of view, so that the
relationship between the knowledge obtained from the Qur’an and the knowledge
acquired by means of rational inquiry and scientific observation is clear in the
minds of the students.
8. Teaching should be made the most highly paid
profession and teachers should be given more facilities than any other
professional venture. The fact that a person should have an aptitude towards
teaching must be firmly emphasized in his selection.
9. The government should establish universities for
religious education under its own management and supervision, and should urge
our present religious educational institutions to revise and reorient their
10. Scholars entrusted with task of teaching in these
universities should specifically be the ones, who only consider the Qur’an and
Sunnah as the source and basis of Islam, and as far as possible practice what
11. These scholars should be allowed to form and express
their opinions about various matters and issues of our religion, wherever and
whenever they want to do so under the limits set by the Qur’an and Sunnah, so
that all distinguished scholars are provided with an opportunity to lecture
12. Only those students should be allowed admission in
these universities who have passed their intermediate, just as in the present
set up the students of medicine and engineering are allowed admission only if
they have cleared their intermediate examinations.
13. The total period of education should be five years.
The Qur’an should be made the pivot around which the whole curriculum should
revolve. Students should be reared with the notion that in the Qur’an rests the
final authority, and it is the Qur’an which rules over every matter in our
religion. With this beacon in their hands, they should be made to explore the
various domains of knowledge and at every step seek its guidance. Everything
accepted in our religion should be scrutinized under the light of this divine
guidance. All basis of belief and faith should be directly derived from this
word of God. Students should be made aware of the fact that even the works of
great jurists like Abu Hanifa and Shafi, scholars of hadith like Bokhari and
Muslim, scholastics like Ashaari and Maturidi, Sufis like Junaid and Shibli must
be weighed in the scales of this meezan, and nothing can be accepted from them
which is not in consonance with it.
14. Besides these mental pursuits, the characters of the
students should be moulded, so that they profess a high calibre of moral
conduct. They should be made to spend sometime everyday in the company of pious
scholars. They should also be urged to pay special attention to the injunctions
of the Qur’an and Hadith which pertain to character building and the
purification of the soul. They should be induced with the spirit of offering
utmost support and co-operation in furthering the cause of Islam. They should be
made conscious of the fact that after being enlightened with the true
understanding of Islam, it is their responsibility to urge and exhort the ruling
class of our country to follow and implement the teachings of Islam.
15. The existing way of obtaining higher education in
Islamiat should be stopped, and the degrees given to the students who graduate
from these universities should be equal in status to the M.B.B.S and the
At the Panel Level:
1. All those criminals who take the law into their own
hands, become a nuisance for the state, adopt immodesty land profligacy as a
profession, become notorious for their ill ways and vulgarity, commit rape,
become a threat to honourable people because of their immoral and dissolute
practices, openly disgrace women due to their social status, cause destruction,
are a source of terror and intimidation for the people, are guilty of killings,
robbery, decoity and hijakking, or create a law and order situation for the
government by committing other similar crimes should be severely dealt with.
They should be administered the punishments of Taqteel
(kill someone in a manner which crucification, chopping off limbs on alternate
sides, and exile which are specifically prescribes for such criminals in verses
33-34 of Surah Maidah.
2. Other criminals who commit zina (fornication), Qazf
(to falsely accuse chaste men or women of fornication), theft or are guilty of
killing or wounding someone, but at the same time do not create a situation of
law and order for the state, and do not take the law in their hands should be
administered the prescribed punishments of stripes, chopping of hands, Qisas
(capital punishment) and Diyat (fine
exacted for any offense upon a person). Apart from these, if a criminal is
inflicted with stripes due to some other crime then according to our Prophet's
decree the number of these stripes should not exceed ten.
3. In the case of Diyat it should be accepted and
acclaimed that though it is an everlasting law which must be obeyed in all
times, yet its quantity, nature and other related affairs have been left upon
the customs and traditions of a society. Consequently, no eternal quantity of
Diyat has been fixed by Islam, nor has it obligated us in any manner to
discriminate between a man or a woman, a free man or a slave and a Muslim or a
non Muslim in this matter.
4. Likewise, in the case of apostasy also, it should be
recognized that the prescribed death sentence was specifically meant for the
mushrikeen or the people towards whom our Prophet (pbuh) was directly assigned.
It now has no bearing whatsoever upon any person or nation. Hence, today if a
muslim becomes an apostate and is also not a source of nuisance for the state,
he cannot be administered any punishment merely on the basis of apostasy.
5. The present erroneous concept about the testimony of a
woman must be revised. In cases of Hadood, Taziraat, Qisas, Diyat, Financial
Rights, Marriage and Divorce and indeed in all such matters, it should be left
upon the discretion of the judge whether he accepts someone as a witness or not.
In this regard, there must be no discrimination between a man or a woman. If a
woman testifies in a clear and definite manner, then her testimony cannot be
turned down simply on the basis that there is not another woman and man to
testify alongside her. Similarly, if a man records an ambiguous and vague
statement, then it cannot be accepted merely on the grounds that a man has
testified. If a court is satisfied by the statement of the witnesses and by the
circumstantial evidences, then it has all the authority to pronounce a case as
proven, and if it is not satisfied, then it has all the authority to reject it
even if ten men have testified.
6. Similarly, it must be accepted that is not necessary
in case of zina, that four witness can only testify if they have seen the
convicted man or woman in position of the criminal act. According to the Qur’an
and Hadith, this is only required when a case has been filed on the basis of an
accusation and the accused are chaste, virtuous, and morally sound, and about
whom no one can even imagine that they can commit such a crime.
7. It should also be accepted, that in all cases of
Islamic law a crime legally stands proven not only by the testimony of the
witnesses or by the confession of the criminals themselves but also by any
circumstantial evidence. Hence in cases of zina, for example, medical
examination, and in some other crimes the usage of post mortem reports, finger
prints and other similar aids, the extent of certitude obtained is no less than
that obtained by the testimony of the witnesses or by the confession of a
8. Apart from the crimes whose punishments have been
mentioned in the Qur’an, punishments in cases of other criminal offenses should
only be restricted to physical chastisement, exaction of fine, exile or house
arresting a criminal. The inhuman punishment of confining a person behind bars
should be completely abolished.
With this manifesto in our hands we declare war against the
existing tide of time, and upon the present state of fairs. For their nature is
diabolic, their fiber fiendish, their breed sinister and their constitution
satanic. The very movement of reformation started in the west in 1405 A.D. has
culminated in the creation of a civilization which is based on utter deception
and total fraud, a civilization that has rejected any metaphysical explanation
of this universe.
Our crusade will continue until the`Kingdom of God' is
established on this earth. Now is the time for every believer to have a share in
this blitz. For this will be an offensive launched by man against satan and his
agents, an assault of truth against falsehood, an onslought of faith against
disbelief, an uprising of cognizance against ignorance. Let no one be mistaken
about our ammunition. Rational reasoning is our only weapon, and the only help
we are counting upon is the help of the Almighty. We invite every Muslim to join
this upheaval against the forces of evil. Before Agog and Magog are let loose to
herald the end of our first creation, and before the door of repentance is
closed forever, let us deliver the final blow.
Muslims! come forward and march for the glory of Islam to
the very front of this battlefield. What have you to loose except your lives,
which one day you would do so anyway. A life in which the regrets of the past
and fears of the future do not exist, awaits you. For once, rise to the call of
(Translated and adapted from Ghamidi's