Overview of Selected Decisions Taken by Different Courts in Pakistan
With Regard to Ahmadis (Qadianis, Lahoris)
February 7, 1935:
Munshi Muhammad Akbar Khan, B.A., LL.B., District Judge of Bahawalnagar in
his ruling declared Qadianis are non-Muslim.
March 25, 1954:
Mian Mohammad Saleem Senior, civil judge Rawalpindi, in his ruling declared
that Qadianis are not Muslim.
June 3, 1955:
Sheikh Mohammad Akbar, associate judge District Rawalpindi, in his ruling
declared Mirzais (Qadianis) non-Muslim.
March 22, 1969:
Sheikh Muhammad Rafiq Gorigia, civil judge in family court, declared that
Mirzais, whether Qadiani or Lahori, are outside the fold of Islam.
July 13, 1970:
Civil judge Samaro of the District Mirpur Khas declared Mirzais non-Muslim.
Honorable Malik Ahmad Khan, commissioner Bahavalpur, declared that Mirzai
are a different group than Muslims.
Honorable Chaudry Mohammad Naseem, civil judge Rahim Yar Khan, wrote in his
ruling that Qadianis can not preach or make their worship places in Muslim
The Assembly of Kashmir (Independent) passed a resolution declaring Mirzai
a non-Muslim minority.
June 19, 1974:
The Assembly of province of Frontier passed an unanimous resolution demanding
that Qadianis be declared non-Muslim.
September 17, 1974:
The National Assembly of Pakistan declared Qadianis a non-Muslim Minority.
The Rabita Aalim-e-Islami followed with a similar announcement.
April 26, 1984:
The Government of Pakistan issued an ordinance which was published in the
Gazette of Pakistan. According to this ordinance, all followers of Mirza
Ghulam (Qadiani and Lahoris) were declared to be non-Muslims and were prevented
from using Islamic terms and symbols to try to misguide Muslims. Both Qadianis
and Lahoris contested this ordinance in the Federal Shariah Court and claimed
it to be against Shariah and their civil rights.
July 15, 1984:
The Federal Shariah Court considered the argument presented by the advocates
of Qadiani (Mr. Mujib-ur-Rehman) and Lahori (Captain Abdul Wajid) groups
and the defense offered by the Government (Sheikh Ghiass Muhammad and Dr.
Syed Riaz-ul-Hasan Gillani). After consulting numerous experts on Constitution
and many learned Muslim Scholars belonging to every schools of thought, the
court rejected the challenge of Mirzais (Qadianis and Lahoris) and upheld
the Ordinance issued by the Government of Pakistan.