: Muslim Scholar Issues Fatwa on Suicide Bombers

Posted by Chris Bilbro
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at 2:12 PM

Today Muslim scholar Tahir ul-Qadri issued a fatwa, or religious ruling, condemning terrorist attacks. According to ul-Qadri's 600 page fatwa, terrorists, particularly in the form of suicide bombers, will be condemned to hell for violating principles of Islam. ul-Qadri is founder of Minhaj-ul-Quran, an organization followed by hundreds of thousands of Muslims in South Asia and the United Kingdom. This fatwa is particularly notable given his prominence, and is widely considered the most comprehensive argument against Islamic terrorism from within the Islamic community to date. According to ul-Qadri, "Violence is violence. It has no place in Islamic teaching, and no justification can be provided to it ..."

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