The Council of Islamic Ideology is responsible for providing legal advice on Islamic issues to the Government and Parliament of Pakistan.
According to Wikipedia it has the following four functions.
To recommend laws conforming to Qur’an and Sunnah to the Parliament and Provincial Assemblies.
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.
To make recommendations to bring current laws into conformity with Islamic injunctions.
To compile guidance for the Parliament and Provincial Assemblies.
American Thinker recently printed an article entitled Muslim clerics: Women should cease to exist.
Here it is.
Islamabad-Sharia Correspondent: The Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) concluded their 192nd meeting on Thursday with the ruling that women are un-Islamic and that their mere existence contradicted Sharia and the will of Allah. As the meeting concluded CII Chairman Maulana Muhammad Khan Shirani noted that women by existing defied the laws of nature, and to protect Islam and the Sharia women should be forced to stop existing as soon as possible. The announcement comes a couple of days after CII’s 191st meeting where they dubbed laws related to minimum marriage age to be un-Islamic.
After declaring women to be un-Islamic, Shirani explained that there were actually two kinds of women-haraam and makrooh. “We can divide all the women in the world into two distinct categories: those who are haraam and those who are makrooh. Now the difference between haraam and makrooh is that the former is categorically forbidden while the latter is really really disliked,” Shirani said.
He further went on to explain how the women around the world can ensure that they get promoted to makrooh, from just being downright haraam. “Any woman who exercises her will is haraam, absolutely haraam, and is conspiring against Islam and the Ummah, whereas those women who are totally subservient can reach the status of makrooh. Such is the generosity of our ideology and such is the endeavour of Muslim men like us who are the true torchbearers of gender equality,” the CII chairman added.
Officials told Khabaristan Today that the council members deliberated over various historic references related to women and concluded that each woman is a source of fitna and a perpetual enemy of Islam. They also decided that by restricting them to their subordinate, bordering on slave status, the momineen and the mujahideen can ensure that Islam continues to be the religion of peace, prosperity and gender equality.
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In a related development, a woman in New York who recently converted to Islam has expressed shock that she is now considered to be inferior to men.
Guess she didn’t do her homework before she converted.
If she didn’t want to be considered inferior to men she should never have converted in the first place.