The Legal Profession

Contemporary Fatawa, Economics, Fiqh

Q. You are a Judje in the Federal Shariat Court and well versed person in Islamic Law and concepts. Considering this back- ground of yours I thought you could answer or help me out in following points:

1. Is the present profession of advocacy repugnant to the Islamic Judicial System, because in the you need not pay fee or hire a lawyer to conduct your case.

2. The same question with regard to legal consultancy / advisor.

3. Is it the govt. in an Islamic state who should provide full legal assistance in respect of any matter.

June 12, 2010