Islam doesn't allow killing of mankind: Pakistani scholar
The message of peace and moderation sets former Pakistan-based politician, activist and motivational speaker Shaykh-ul-Islam Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri apart from other Islamic scholars. He says Islam stands for love and not the killing of mankind.
"I have tried to bring up the true teachings of the Quran so that I may stop the means of distortion of the teachings...the extremists are using religion as a tool to achieve ulterior motives.
All people belonging to all religions - their lives and places of worship - should be protected," the author of the popular book "Fatwa on Terrorism", told IANS in an interview."I have quoted from the main juristic schools of Islam or 'Hadith' taught by the great Imams like the hanafis, Shafi'i, Maliki, Hanbali and from the prophet's Sunnah to prove that Islam stands for love, peace, forbearance, mercy and human dignity."
"I have cited hundreds of references to show that not a single school of Islamic law in the history of faith has allowed the killing of mankind in the way it is carried out now," Qadri said.He condemns "terrorism" and campaigns against "armed jihad" on the ground that the Quran prohibits the killing of human beings - to the embarrassment of Islamic terrorists.
"I won't comment on Salman Rushdie (the recent episode where he was not allowed to come to an Indian literary festival), but I believe in balance and moderation in anything," Tahir-ul-Qadri, who has written nearly 600 books, told IANS here.