1. Javed Ahmad Ghamidi – Javed Ahmad Ghamidi is a Pakistani Islamic modernist theologist who hosted a primetime religious-spiritual show on Dunya News. He has also taught at the Civil Services Academy from 1980 until 1991 and he is running an intellectual movement similar to Wastiyya in Egypt on the popular electronic media of Pakistan. Ghamidis discourse is primarily with the traditionalists on the one end and Jamaat-e-Islami, in Ghamidis arguments, there is no reference to the Western sources, human rights or current philosophies of crime and punishment. Nonetheless he reaches conclusions which are similar to those of Islamic modernists and progressives on the subject, Ghamidi was born on 18 April 1951 in a Muslim family from Jiwan Shah near Pakpattan, Sahiwal, Pakistan. His father belongs to a town called Daud some 80 kilometres from Lahore and his father follows qadri junaidi Sufi order. His early education included a modern path, as well as a traditional path and he later graduated from Government College, Lahore, with a BA Honours in English in 1972. Initially, he was interested in literature and philosophy. Later on, he worked with renowned Islamic scholars like Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi and Amin Ahsan Islahi on various Islamic disciplines particularly exegesis and Islamic law. In his book, Maqamat, Ghamidi starts with an essay My Name to describe the story behind his surname and this reputation also led to his reputation as a peacemaker. Subsequently, one of the visiting Sufi friends of his father narrated a story of the patriarch of the Arab tribe Banu Ghamid who earned the reputation of being a great peacemaker. He writes, that the closeness of these two events clicked in his mind and he decided to add the name Ghamidi to his given name. Ghamidis understanding of Islamic law has been presented concisely in his book Mizan, Ghamidi believes that there are certain directives of the Quran pertaining to war which were specific only to Muhammad and certain specified peoples of his times. Therefore, after Muhammad and his companions, there is no concept in Islam obliging Muslims to wage war for propagation or implementation of Islam, the only valid basis for jihad through arms is to end oppression when all other measures have failed. According to him Jihad can only be waged by an organised Islamic state, no person, party or group can take arms into their hands under any circumstances. The formation of an Islamic state is not a religious obligation per se upon the Muslims, in accordance with the law of the land which, as the government itself, must be based on the opinion of the majority. Ghamidi argues that the Quran states norms for male-female interaction in surah An-Nur, while in surah Al-Ahzab, there are special directives for Muhammads wives and directives given to Muslim women to distinguish themselves when they were being harassed in Medina. The Quran has created a distinction between men and women only to family relations and relationships. The Islamic punishments of hudud are maximum pronouncements that can be mitigated by a court of law on the basis of extenuating circumstancesJaved Ahmad Ghamidi – Some of the works of Ghamidi
2. Shah Ahmad Noorani – Shah Ahmad Noorani, was a Pakistani, Sunni-Barelvi Islamic scholar, mystic, philosopher, revivalist and an ultra–conservative politician. Ahmad Noorani was born in Meerut, British India, into an ultra-religious Urdu-speaking family on 1 October 1926 and his father, Abdul Aleem Siddiqi was also an Islamic scholar and had accompanied him on Islamic missionary tours to various parts of the world in his early youth. He received his BA degree in Arabic language from the Allahabad University and his family moved to Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan after the partition of India. He established World Islamic Mission in 1972 which is based in Mecca and he was elected as member of the National Assembly from Constituency NW-134 after participating in general elections held in 1970 on Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistans platform. The JUP is main Sunni Barelvi political party of Pakistan, second time he was elected as MNA from Constituency NA-167 in Pakistani general election,1977. Since then, his influence on national politics further grew and eventually becoming a Senator in 1980s, assuming the presidency of Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal, he was known to have use tough rhetoric against Musharraf and formed a public support against Musharrafs policies in the country. He is now buried in Abdullah Shah Ghazi Mausoleum in KarachiShah Ahmad Noorani – Ahmad Noorani in 1985.
3. Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi – Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi born 25 November 1941) is a spiritual leader and founder of the spiritual movements RAGS International and Anjuman Serfaroshan-e-Islam. RAGS International was renamed to Messiah Foundation International in 2000, MFI claims that Shahi is the Mehdi, Messiah, and Kalki Avatar. Shahi disappeared from view in 2001. There have been claims that he died in that year or in 2003, Shahi was born on 25 November 1941 in the village of Dhok Gohar Shah in the district of Rawalpindi of British India. He is a fifth generation descendant of the Sufi Baba Gohar Ali Shah, at the age of twenty, when he was the owner of F. Q. Steel Industries, Shahi began to search for spirituality, eventually he became disillusioned in this search and returned to work. Shahi then married and had three children, Shahi became popular as a Sufi preacher in Pakistan during the late 1970s. He formed RAGS International and Anjuman Serfaroshan-e-Islam in 1980, the CEO of Messiah Foundation International is Younus AlGohar. Shahi claimed to have met with Jesus Christ in 1997 and he and many of his followers have been convicted under Islamic blasphemy laws by an antiterrorist court in Sindh. After he fled to England, Shahi was convicted in absentia, Shahi was reported to have disappeared in 2001, in London, afterwards, sightings of him were reported around the world of people claiming to have met and received spiritual guidance from him. There have been rumours of him dying, with sources reporting that he died in 2001. According to the Pakistani Press Foundation Shahi died in 2001, an article from 2006 in the Sunday Telegraph reports that Shahi died in 2003, and a 2009 article in Your Local Guardian also says that he was reported to have died in 2003. However, none of these reports have confirmed, as there is no body. On the other hand, the Indian news agency PTI reported in 2008 that Shahi was based in the United Kingdom after being convicted of blasphemy by the High Court of Sindh. This view is supported by the Indian Express which reported in 2008 that Shahi had fled to the United Kingdom and was based there. Zee News also supported this claim, the Hindustan Times has reported that he is serving a life term. The Sunday Leader in Sri Lanka stated that Shahi disappeared in 2001, of the two factions of Shahis followers, the Anjuman Serfaroshan-e-Islam had asserted that Shahi died, and built a tomb for him at the Markazi Aastana in Kotri, where devotees performed pilgrimage. The MFI, in contrast, declares that he merely disappeared, Shahis family, including his wife, five sons and a daughter, still resides in KotriRiaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi – Gohar Shahi during an event held in Pakistan