By Dr Gabriel Theodore
"Christian Minorities in an Islamic country" offers with the $64000 query of inter-faith kin in Pakistan, an essential quarter of the Islamic international which has been the scene of the increase of either Islamic militancy and partnership with the West in counter-terrorism measures. Christians are crucial non secular minority of Pakistan and their prestige and event is a try case of the therapy of non secular minorities in an Islamic state.This ebook covers new flooring in exploring many of the components that govern the kin among Muslims and Christians in a kingdom country which has been politically risky some time past, and the place the imposition of Islamic legislation has been arguable and frustrating for non secular minorities. Theodore Gabriel clarifies the background of Christian-Muslim relatives within the zone, explores the increase of Islamic militancy, and attracts on own interviews to figure out the state of mind of either Christians and Muslims in Pakistan this day.
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The constitution also stipulated that within one year the President should appoint a commission to bring all existing laws of the nation into conformity with Islamic principles. 5 It also stipulated that the Prime Minister of the country should also be a Muslim. The oath of taking ofﬁce of both the President and the Prime Minister now had words to the effect that they were Muslims and would believe in the fundamental tenets of the Islamic faith including the requirements and teachings of the Qur’an and the Sunnah.
The American missionaries, especially the United Presbyterian Mission, was avante garde in the sense that they decided to aim their evangelisation at not only the higher echelons of society but at all. Sialkot city was the exclusive sphere of operations of the United Presbyterian Mission. This led to conversion to Christianity being a sort of mass movement in the Panjab. Mass conversions were not entirely to the liking of the missionaries since to them the acceptance of Christ was essentially a personal and individual matter and not driven by caste, politics or other extraneous factors.
Apparently the church did not encourage such migration, since they felt that this would be construed by Pakistan as Christian disloyalty to and mistrust of Pakistan. Com, May 2005. 18 Rooney, Symphony on Sands, p. 103. 19 Reported in The Christian Voice (1 February 2004). Christian Citizens in an Islamic State 22 more than half of the Goans are said to have left Pakistan permanently. Openings for lucrative employment in the Persian Gulf was another factor, this time among Panjabi Christians. This has led to disruptions in family life, though economic status increased, the lack of parental control over children being an adverse circumstance.