Punjab makes declaration on ‘Khatam-E-Nabuwat’ mandatory for Nikkah
The Chaudhry Pervez Elahi-led newly-elected government in Punjab approved an amendment to the Punjab Muslim Family Rules under the Muslim Family Law Ordinance 1961, making signing a declaration on the belief of the finality of prophethood (PBUH) mandatory for Muslim couples intending to get married.
Marriage registrars have also been directed to use the new Form 2 for marriage, failing which they will be liable to face strict disciplinary action.
It warned that if a marriage registrar is found not using the new Form 2, action will be taken against him under sub-rule (4) of Rule 7 of the Punjab Muslim Family Rules under the Muslim Family Laws Ordinance 1961.
Both the bride and the groom will be required to sign the Oath of Prophethood (PBUH) at the time of marriage.
According to the law, a marriage registrar who does not use the new form 2 can be punished with one month’s imprisonment or a fine up to Rs200 or both.
An amendment to the West Pakistan Rules under Muslim Family Laws Ordinance 1961 was made four months ago under which a clause was included that binds couples intending to get married to testify their belief in the finality of prophethood (PBUH) at the time of nikkah.