A method of recommending witnesses in the Muslim judicial system
Q 1: Is there any specific way for
recommending witnesses in the Muslim judicial system
(Part No. 23; Page No. 517) such as assigning permanent recommenders and the like? Or are articles number 140, 146, 155, and 165 of the Pakistani witness law sufficient for fulfilling the requirements of the recommendation of witnesses? It may be worth mentioning that the articles which are referred to above give lawyers and examining magistrates the following rights:1. Verifying the truthfulness of the witness2. Examining the witness's past and position in life3. Shaking the witness's confidence4. Arousing doubts as to the witness's behavior and so on
The Muslim judicial system does not assign any permanent recommenders of witnesses. This is because the reality is that there is no specific group of people that knows all the conditions of all those who bear witness in different cases at different sections where different judges are appointed. Rather, it is judges, whenever they need someone to recommend witnesses, who refer to trustworthy and truthful people who are aware of the conditions of the specific witnesses. This is because witnesses belong to various areas. They have different circumstances and intentions and a lot of their affairs may be unknown to many people.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.