Hsdl : Fatwa Issued Against Suicide Bombings and Terrorism
Thu, 03/04/2010 - 13:02
This week, the former Pakistani lawmaker and Islamic scholar, Muhammad Tahir ul-Qadri, issued this fatwa that placed "the Islamic stance on terrorism precisely in its proper perspective before the Western and Islamic worlds, in the light of the Holy Qur’an, Prophetic traditions and Books of Jurisprudence and Belief."
According to ul-Qadri: "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."
This historic document will be used as a tool by Muslim communities to guard against radicalization. It will be especially useful to Muslim youth as they seek to gain a greater understanding of Islam. Undoubtedly, this fatwa has struck a vital blow against violent Islamist groups such as Al-Qaeda that seek to twist the doctrines of Islam for their own use.