The News : Qadri terms terror attacks unIslamic

Sunday, December 06, 2009

FOUNDER and patron-in-chief of Tehrik Minhajul Quran Dr Tahirul Qadri has termed suicide attacks and bomb blasts in a Muslim country as anti-Islamic, since the religion strictly prohibited taking lives of innocent citizens.

Islamic teachings do not allow anyone to take arms against any Muslim state since spilling Muslim blood is a bigger sin and leads to civil war, he has said while addressing people though videoconference from Canada at Minhajul Quran office on Saturday where he issued an edict, denouncing the ongoing wave of suicide attacks in the country.

Dr Qadri, who had settled in Canada five years ago, said terrorist activities were a serious breach of Islamic teachings and a rebellion against the state. He said though Muslims were being persecuted by foreign non-Muslims powers and Muslim governments were silent spectators, no Muslim group could wage an armed struggle against the oppressor states in the name of Jihad.

In his 150-page edict, which would be translated in English, Arabic and many other languages, Tahirul Qadri said killing innocent people, whether Muslims or non-Muslims, through suicide bombings as retaliation was unjustified.

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