Print Words : Muslim Leader Condemns Terrorism

Mar 2nd, 2010

LONDON, MARCH 2, (PRINTWORDS NEWS) A few words of wisdom comes from a Muslim leader, Tahir-ul-Qadri. He is the founder of the global Minhaj-ul-Quaran movement. He has a number of followers in the United Kingdom. He is on his way to issue a fatwa. He is against terrorism and said all the suicide bombers are “destined for hell.” The fatwa declares, “suicide bombings and attacks against civilian targets are not only condemned by Islam, but render the perpetrators totally out of the fold of Islam, in other words, to be unbelievers.”

In today’s world where there is no certainty of life, due to increasing number of bomb blasts and terrorist attacks, the words of Tahir-ul-Qadri were necessary. According to Shahid Mursaleen, the spokesperson of Tahir-ul-Qadri, “He has hit hard on the terrorists as it prevents Islamists from considering suicide bombers as ‘martyrs’. This fatwa injects doubt into the minds of potential suicide bombers.” Shahid Mursaleen further added, “Extremist groups based in Britain recruit youth by brainwashing them that they will ‘with certainty’ be rewarded in the next life and Dr Qadri’s fatwa has removed this key intellectual factor from their minds.”

The movement by Tahir-ul-Qadri has attracted lots of people. He described al-Qaeda as an “old evil with a new name” which needs to be challenged. Many scholars had earlier tried to preach the same message, however, according to Tahir-ul-Qadriin in his documents there is no scope for “ifs and buts.” It is a straight forwards “no” if the lives of innocent citizens are put at stake. According to reports, the 600 page document was prepared by Tahir-ul-Qadri last year as a mark of protest against increasing number of blasts and terrorism across the world. The words from the scholar is receiving lots of positive responses. This document might play a crucial role in preaching peace by fighting against terrorism.

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