Prisoner of Joy : London-based Cleric Issues Anti-terror Fatwa, Said No Martyrdom Bombing In Islam
Monday, March 8, 2010
LONDON – One of the influential Muslim "scholars" in Britain has issued a fatwa banning terror attacks and bombings, insisting that there is no justification for terror acts in the name of Islam.
At a press conference attended by the London officials, police, lawmakers and leaders of organizations, Muhammad Tahir al-Qadri said that the acts cause one to be out of his faith (Islam- ed.)
"They can't claim that their suicide bombings are martyrdom operations and that they become the heroes of the Muslim Ummah. No, they become heroes of hellfire, and they are leading towards the hellfire," he claimed.
In his 600-page decree, the founder of the internationally popular Minhaj-ul-Quran movement said there was no place for martyrdom through acts of terror and that such acts had nothing to do with jihad.
The scholar ruled out any excuses or pretexts for justifying acts of terror in supposed efforts to "convert an evil into good."
"Terrorism is terrorism," Qadri insisted. "Violence is violence and it has no place in Islamic teaching and no justification can be provided for it, or any kind of excuses or ifs or buts."
He reiterated that Islam is a religion of peace that promotes beauty, "betterment," goodness and "negates all form of mischief and strife."
A fatwa like this is not the first made by “scholars” who in their lives have never personally come down to the Jihad arena, they are fighting the “extremists”, a slogan which is genuinely made up by the West and meant for the Muslims who are sincerely sacrificing their properties and lives to bring back the honour and beauty of Islam.
Dr. Thahir Qadri, 59 years, is a renown ulama for his knowledge of tasawwuf. He had written around 350 books about Islam. His group, the Minhaj-ul-Quran, was formed in Lahore, Pakistan in 1980 as a non-political, non-sectarian, and non- governmental organization (NGO). The Minhajul Quran was formed for the purpose of reviving Al-Qur'an and Sunnah in the modern and moderate life.
They think they are the guardians of the sunnah. What sunnah? The sunnah of Rasulullah SAW and the Sahabahs? Or the sunnah of America and its allies?
They and their likes acknowledge the rulers who are fighting Islam, are loyal to the Crusaders, as well as acknowledge Israel and consider them as imams who are righteous and wajib to be obeyed. Thus, they consider the kafir forces or Crusaders who have invaded the Muslim lands and oppressed their inhabitants as forces that can give security assurance, enter the lands under a shar’ie pretext and for a shar’ie cause. On the other hand, they consider the Mujahideen as “out of Islam” or murtad and wajib to be fought and killed. At the same time, they summon us to befriend the Jews and Christians and make accord with them.
Allah SWT says: "And why should ye not fight in the cause of Allah and of those who, being weak, are ill-treated (and oppressed)?- Men, women, and children, whose cry is: ‘Our Lord! Rescue us from this town, whose people are oppressors; and raise for us from thee one who will protect; and raise for us from thee one who will help!’" (An-Nisa: 75).
The word is “FIGHT”... Palestine and its weak and oppressed people are not going to be liberated by “practicing tasawwuf” or “making accords” with the aggressors!