U-1: RELEASE OF PRISONERS WITH ZAKAT FUNDS AND RECOMMENDATION OF THE COUNCIL OF ISLAMIC IDEOLOGY, PAKISTAN: AN ANALYSIS
مال زکوٰۃ سے قیدیوں کی رہائی اور اسلامی نظریاتی کونسل کی سفارش: ایک تجزیہ
Keywords:Council of Islamic Ideology, Islamic traditions, Expenditure of Zakat, Freeing slaves, Islamic laws.
The main purpose of the establishment of Pakistan was that the Muslims of Pakistan could live their individual and collective lives according to Islamic traditions. Article 198 of the 1956 Constitution mandated the establishment of an Islamic Commission whose purpose was to mould the enacted laws into Islamic frameworks and to make recommendations for the establishment of an Islamic society. The 1962 Constitution came into force shortly after its repeal. Under Article 199, the Islamic Advisory Council was established. The same body was given a few more responsibilities and was renamed the “Council of Islamic Ideology” in Article 228 of the 1973 Constitution. Since its inception, the Council of Islamic Ideology has reviewed the laws in force and proposed appropriate amendments. At the same time, it has been presenting its recommendations to the government for the formation of an Islamic society and the implementation of Islamic laws. Among the recommendations of the council, Zakat has a special significance because no one can deny the importance of Zakat in eradicating poverty in society. According to contemporary scholars, freeing slaves from the expenditure of Zakat no longer exists. We have discussed in our article the recommendation of the council regarding the present form of freeing slaves.