Islam and Modernism by Mufti M. T. Usmani
By Mufti M. T. Usmani
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Obviously even the very staunch believer in democracy does not take the term democracy to mean that every single individual can interfere with each and every affair of the state. In fact, they hold that every matter and problem is to be entrusted to the experts of that field and those who lack knowledge in that trade have to place their trust on these experts, and it is not termed as an infringement of the rights of democracy. After this analysis of the rights of people one can easily conclude who, out of one hundred and twenty million people of Pakistan, are worthy of trust in the matter of interpretation and exegesis of the Qur’an and the Traditions?
Firstly; he must be a jurist and secondly, he must be a devotee to worship. The importance of the first condition is obvious because objectives of the Qur’an and traditions can be well conceived only by those who possess vast and deep knowledge, who are fully aware of the rules laid down by the earlier jurists and who have spent their lives in understanding the intentions of divine laws. Similarly, the Prophet has made it a condition for him to be a devotee and faithful, that is, he must have devoted himself to the practices of these laws.
You will find innumerable women who do not have co-wives yet they are leading a miserable life due to inequity of their husbands. The plight of such women does not stir your heart; you feel no sympathy for their helplessness and make no attempt to free them from the cruel grip of their cruel husbands? Your pen did not move for a single word against the evil customs of our society with reference to marriages, dowry, Mehr, living allowances, housing and inter family relations. You made no move against the defective, time- consuming and out-dated judiciary system, which has deprived the society of justice.