Humanist Life : A peaceful fatwa
Wed 20 Jan 2010 11:12
Shahid Mursaleen, spokesman of Minhaj-ul-Quran International UK, a Sufi group, describes a 600-page fatwa against terrorism.
The majority of right-minded Muslims in the world condemn terrorism and accept that it has no link with Islam. Unfortunately there are some elements within society that remain silent on this issue and this can be construed as a tacit approval of these atrocities. Moreover, there are others that attempt to justify it by focusing on the politics that cause these atrocities.
Today Muslims, non-Muslims and government officials are looking for a leader and an authoritative figure in the Muslim world who will openly condemn suicide bombings and terrorism and clarify the misconceptions about its true Islamic viewpoint.
The only person that has been able to produce what is an unprecedented 600-page fatwa [religious edict] against terrorism is a leading authority in Islam, Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri. In what is the most comprehensive edict on this topic in the history of Islam, Dr Qadri has explained how suicide bombings and terrorism is unequivocally un-Islamic. In his Fatwa book he has stated that “all these acts are grave violations of human rights Islamic law.”