Islamization of Law of Evidence in Pakistan with Specific Reference to Testimony of a Woman

  • Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Siddique International Islamic University, Islamabad
  • Dr. Muhammad Atif Aslam University of Karachi
Keywords: Law of Evidence, Islamization, Pakistan, Qanun-e-Shahadat 1984

Abstract

The subject matter of any case contains many facts proved by anyone of the parties to have a decision in his favour from a court of law. The primary objective of the law of evidence is to prescribe the rules to prove the facts of the case assisting the court of law in any case. The Law of Evidence forms a foundation for administration of justice in every legal system. This is considered a system of rules for disputed questions of fact in judicial inquiries. This law determines and helps to enforce the liability or grant aright on the basis of facts presented in the court of law. Islamic Law of Evidence is manifest due to the Islamic System of administration of justice and it rules are framed by the Law giver on the basis of primary sources of Islamic Law whereas the rules of other evidence law are made by the people. The current paper discusses the process of Islamization in Islamic Republic of Pakistan. It focuses on the Law of Evidence that how it is Islamized. It also highlights the specific legal provisions of Pakistani Law of Evidence were Islamized and indicates the role of some other constitutional institutions of Pakistan in Islamization of Law of Evidence. 

Author Biographies

Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Siddique, International Islamic University, Islamabad

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Shari’ah & Law

Dr. Muhammad Atif Aslam, University of Karachi

Assistant Professor,  Department of Islamic Learning

Published
2020-06-30