Edict issued towards Toshakhana items – Pakistan
LAHORE: The Jamia Naeemia, a seminary aligned with the Solarni Barelvi college of thought, on Monday issued an edict declaring “buying items from Toshaokayhana at diminished costs tantamount to breach of (public) belief”.
Non secular students from the seminary additionally sought the intervention of Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial into the matter to assist change the legislation pertaining to retention of international items.
A joint spiritual edict (fatwa) by 4 muftis — Dr Raghab Naeemi, Mufti Imran Hanfi, Mufti Nadeem Qamar and Mufti Arif Hussain — acknowledged that Toshkhana is a public belief and it will possibly solely be spent on public welfare.
The students additionally referred to a number of sayings of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) discouraging retention of items by authorities functionaries.
Printed in Daybreak, March 14th, 2023