Minhaj UK : Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri issues Fatwa.
Sunday, 06 December 2009
Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri issues Fatwa against suicide bombings and terrorism. Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri issues Fatwa against suicide bombings and terrorism
[05th December 2009]
LONDON. In the wake of terrorist explosions and suicide bombings in Pakistan and Afghanistan a leading Islamic scholar has issued a ‘Fatwa’ condemning the perpetrators. The 150-page religious verdict by one of the foremost Muslim authorities, Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, declares suicide bombings and terrorism as totally un-Islamic.
Unfolding the background of his religious verdict during an overcrowded press conference in Lahore via video-link from Canada, Dr Qadri said that “a torturous wave of terrorism has been maligning Pakistan in particular and the Muslim Ummah in general for many years. It is evident that while the Muslims as a collective entity condemn, resist and fight terrorism, and are not ready to accept its remotest possible link with Islam, there are some extremists who are also seen supporting it. Instead of opposing and condemning it openly and downrightly, they confuse it, making it a hotchpotch.”
Dr Qadri, in his Fatwa booklet published in three languages, explained in detail, with particular reference to Qur’anic verses and sayings of the Prophet Muhammad, that perpetrating attacks against innocent citizens, carrying out massacres, suicide bombings and the destruction of national assets and property “is absolutely against the teachings of Islam and that Islam does not permit such acts on any excuse, reason or pretext."
He made it clear that his religious verdict was neither in support of the US and its allies, nor should it be taken as an approval of their policies in the region. In the same way, it did not support the disputed policies of the government of Pakistan and its unpopular style of governance and undemocratic attitude.