Couples Would Have to Swear an Oath of Khatam-E-Nabuwat at The Moment of Nikah

Muslim couple signing the marriage contract

Muslim Family Laws Ordinance 1961 has been changed. Now in Punjab the muslim couple who is getting married will have take an oath that they believe in Muhammad (SAW) is the last prophet and messenger of Allah.

Under a change to the West Pakistan Rules under the Muslim Family Laws Ordinance 1961, couples in the country’s most populous area, Punjab, would have to swear an oath to confirm their belief in the finality of Prophethood (SAW) at the moment of nikah.

According to reports in the local media, a meeting of the provincial cabinet, chaired by Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar, approved a change to the West Pakistan Rules under the Muslim Family Laws Ordinance 1961.

With the modification, the groom and bride would be required to take an oath at the moment of Nikah to testify to their belief in the finality of Prophethood (PBUH).

Resultantly, this decision received both appreciation and criticism. Some people admired this step while some took it as a biased decision and questioned the motive of this modification in ordinance 1961.

Because the people who are not happy with this modification, questioned the motives, claiming that the law and the Constitution contain pertinent faith-related measures and phrases.

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