ENGLISH: Political and constitutional aspect of Raymond Davis case in Islamic perspective of Qisas and Diyat Law
Islam is the religion of peace as per its will and spirit it spreads peace throughout the world. As it is mentioned in the holy book Quran:
"مَنْ قَتَلَ نَفْسًا بِغَيْرِ نَفْسٍ أَوْ فَسَادٍ فِي الْأَرْضِ فَكَأَنَّمَا قَتَلَ النَّاسَ جَمِيعًا وَمَنْ أَحْيَاهَا فَكَأَنَّمَا أَحْيَا النَّاسَ جَمِيعًا"
This spirit of peace and will reflects in every field of life. Islam imposes different types of Hudood (Punishments) to ensure peace. Allah Almighty called Qisas as life itself, as Allah directed us in holy Quran.
وَلَكُمْ فِي الْقِصَاصِ حَيَاةٌ يَا أُولِي الْأَلْبَابِ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ
The importance of Qisas is very much clear in Islam as it is mentioned in above verse. Pakistan is also an Islamic country as its base is on Islamic Ideology so Qisas and Diyat law is part of our judiciary. Similarly an incident took place that an US intelligence person Raymond Davis killed two people in Lahore. If this case is seen in the context of Shariah, many aspects of it come to the fore. From a Shariah point of view, Shariah has declared qisas as life۔ Shari'a prescribes severe punishments for crimes against the sovereignty of the state. According to Sharia law and the constitution of Pakistan, Raymond Davis crimes are of this nature. According to Sharia, he is punished for qisas and blatant violation of the Constitution of Pakistan.