Amazon Seller Community : Leading Islamic cleric issues Fatwa against suicide bombing
Posted: Mar 3, 2010 8:56 AM
At a news conference in London, England, on Tuesday, the renowned Islamic scholar Sheikh Dr. Tahir ul-Qadri issued a fatwa -- a religious ruling -- condemning suicide bombers as destined for hell, removing extremists' certainty of earning paradise after death
The 600-page fatwa is arguably the most comprehensive theological refutation of Islamist terrorism to date. Qadri said his aim was to set an important precedent that might allow other scholars to similarly condemn the ideas behind terrorism. London's The Independent newspaper reports that the imam told fellow Muslims: "Terrorism is terrorism, violence is violence and it has no place in Islamic teaching and no justification can be provided for it, or any kind of excuses of ifs and buts. The world needs an absolute, unconditional, unqualified and total condemnation of terrorism."