Islam does not concede immunity to the Head of the State: Dr Raheeq Abbasi

Responding to the statement of Mrs Fuazia Wahab, Secretary information PPP, Dr. Raheeq Ahmed Abasi Secretary General of Minhaj ul Quran International has said that PPP’s Secretary information should know that the Holy Prophet (PBUH) gave the first written constitution to the world in the form of “Medina Pact”. The rightly guided caliphs ran their administration in accordance with the provisions and principles of the same “Medina Pact”. Mrs Fozia Wahab should not distort the Islamic history in her eagerness to support president Zardari. By submitting himself to the court of law, Hazart Umar (R.A) imparted this essential lesson to the world that even a Caliph ― Ruler, could not be above the law. Islam does not have any provision for immunity of the Head of the State. This is the feature of our constitution, which has no match in the entire Islamic history. He said it would be better if Secretary Information PPP, Mrs Fozia Wahab widens the scope of her studies by reading Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Tahir ul Qadri’s book “Medina Pact” because it appears she lacks in thorough knowledge of Islamic history. Dr. Abbasi said she should also know that the modern world conferred the right to vote on woman in 1929, but the woman used to be the members of parliament during the Prophetic period 1400 centuries ago. It is also on record that Caliph Umar (R.A) withdrew his dower bill from the Parliament when a woman Member of Parliament (Shoora) argued that the bill was incongruous to the Quranic teachings.