Introduction to Muqaddamah Bahawalpur 1935

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By Muhammad Ismail Quraishi
Senior Advocate Supreme Court of Pakistan
Chairman, World Association of Muslim Jurists


I feel myself deeply privileged to write introduction to this historic Judgment pronounced by a Learned Special Judge, Muhammad Akbar Khan. He was required by the Judicial Council, the highest Tribunal in Judicial Hierarchy of the Muslim State of Bahawalpur to reconsider the Judgment of the Chief Court of Bahawalpur, which had held Qadianis to be a sect of Islam. It was the most controversial issue whether a marriage of a Muslim woman subsists with a husband after his conversion from Islam to Qadiani faith. This was a case of chequered history witnessing divergent decisions.

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