ISLAMABAD: AJK President Sardar Masood Khan Thursday gave assent to the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Interim Constitution (Twelfth Amendment) Act, 2018. With the amendment in Section II, Act VIII of 1974, the definition of “Muslim” is as follows:
” ‘Muslim’ means a person, who believes in the unity and oneness of Almighty Allah, in the absolute and unqualified finality of the Prophethood of Muhammad (peace be upon him), the last of the prophets, and does not believe in, or recognize as a prophet, or religious reformer, any person who claimed or claims to be a prophet, in any sense of the word or of any description whatsoever, after Muhammad (peace be upon him).” With President Masood Khan assent and signature, the bill has become law.
After giving his assent, the President said that this is a “milestone, landmark decision on Khatm-i-Nabawwat (finality of the prophethood)”. This decision, he said, was long overdue and now the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly, the Speaker and the Prime Minister deserve felicitations on this historic initiative. Sardar Masood Khan said that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), with his advent and teachings, finalized prophethood and all revealed religions. He is a teacher, a benefactor and a role model for Muslims and the entire humanity.