Council of Islamic Ideology

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Council of Islamic Ideology (Urdu: اِسلامی نظریاتی کونسل) is a constitutional body of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, responsible for giving legal advice on islamic issues to the government and the Parliament. The body was founded in 1962 under the government of Ayub Khan.


The council has the following functions:[1]

  1. To recommend laws conforming to Qur'an and Sunnah to the Parliament and Provincial Assemblies.
  2. To advise the Parliament, Government of Pakistan, President of Pakistan, or Governor on any question referred to the Council as to whether a proposed law is or is not repugnant to the Injunctions of Islam.
  3. To make recommendations to bring current laws into conformity with Islamic injunctions.
  4. To compile guidance for the Parliament and Provincial Assemblies.

However, the Government can make a law before advice is furnished by the council. The council is also responsible for submitting an annual interim report, which is discussed in the Parliament and Provincial Assemblies within six months of its receipt.[1] Recently, the Council was strongly criticized in many traditionalist quarters for its recommendations on the procedure for khula. (See also Talaq (conflict)).

First members

The council was then known as Advisory Council of Islamic Ideology. Its first nine members were:[2]

Current members

Views on different issues

See also


  1. 1 2 Official website, Functions of the council
  2. History Council of Islamic Ideology. Retrieved 14 February 2011
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 "New Members" (PDF). a2usmani. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
  4. "Members". CII. Retrieved 22 January 2015.
  5. Hajra Ghori (September 19, 2013). "Death sentence on false allegations of Blasphemy". Archived from the original on 26 September 2013. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  6. 1 2 "Rape cases: 'DNA test not admissible as primary evidence' - The Express Tribune". 24 September 2013.
  7. "Islamic Ideology body okays test tube babies, terms sex-change operations 'un-Islamic' - The Express Tribune". 5 November 2013.
  8. Ali, Kalbe (11 March 2014). "CII wants law to make 2nd marriage easy".
  9. Kalbe Ali (11 March 2014). "Pakistani laws prohibiting underage marriage un-Islamic: CII". Dawn. Retrieved 19 March 2014.
  10. "Divorcing thrice at once should be punishable offence CII". Nation Pk. 21 January 2015. Retrieved 22 January 2015.
  11. Washington Post: "Pakistani husbands can ‘lightly beat’ their wives, Islamic council says" By Tim Craig May 26, 2016
  12. Daily Mail: "Islamic council proposes allowing men to 'lightly beat' their wives if they do not 'dress as he desires', refuse to have sex, or fail to take a bath after their period" By Charlie Moore 27 May 2016

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