Ztruth Typepad : Dr Muhammed Tahir ul-Qadri issues 600 page Fatwa against terrorism
MARCH 02, 2010
Minhaj ul Quran International is a global Islamic organization and has a presence in London and in many other countries. It claims to be non-political on its about page but then contradicts itself further down the page in the fourth stage of their overall plan which calls for the ‘Implementation --- of social, welfare, cultural, legal, educational, religious economic and political vision and ideology of MQI. In this stage, using all the training obtained the members of MQI lead by example by taking an active part in the society to carry out social and moral reform". Its non-political claim doesn't hold water or needs re-claraficiation.
Dr Muhammed Tahir ul-Qadri founded this organization in 1980 in Lahore Pakistan. Today Dr. Qadri, who lives in Canada now. issued a 600 page Fatwa, religious ruling, against terrorism.
The fatwa, first launched in Pakistan in December, uses texts from the Koran and other Islamic writings to argue that attacks against innocent citizens are “absolutely against the teachings of Islam and that Islam does not permit such acts on any excuse, reason or pretext”.
Although the fatwa might carry little weight among some in Britain's majority Sunni Muslim community, it will have an overall impact because of Minhaj-ul-Quran’s growing influence as a community representative body with hundreds of thousands of followers in South Asia as well as the UK.
It is a strong counter to Islamic schools of thought that condemn unbelievers and call for their subjugation, and will contribute to a climate where all Muslims can speak out freely against atrocities committed in the name of their religion.
Dr Tahir ul-Qadri, who is based in Canada and has written more than 400 books on Islamic law, is recognised in Pakistan as an authority on Islamic jurisprudence.
...The Minhaj-ul-Quaran movement runs courses in combating religious extremism in educational centres throughout Britain including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Nelson, Walsall, Glasgow and Dundee.
Take note here, folks. Dr. Qadri claims there are Islamic schools which call for the subjugation of unbelievers. Surely, he is not referring to the four main Sunni schools of jurisprudence, is he?
Although, I am concerned about this organization's true intent based on the contradictions on their about page, Dr. Qadri's 600 page ruling puts the Fiqh Council of North America's skimpy page against terrorism along with the Fatwa page of this Sunni Islamic jurisprudence group, which grew out of the Muslim Student Association started by the Muslim Brotherhood, to complete and utter shame.