Dragons List : Islamic scholar Tahir ul-Qadri to issue terrorism fatwa
March 2nd, 2010 08:30 AM
Brilliant news! This really cheered me up and gave me hope for the world! I wish we saw more of this from Islam!
An influential Muslim scholar is to issue in London a global ruling against terrorism and suicide bombing.
Dr Tahir ul-Qadri, from Pakistan, says his 600-page judgement, known as a fatwa, completely dismantles al-Qaeda's violent ideology.
The scholar describes al-Qaeda as an "old evil with a new name" which has not been sufficiently challenged.
The scholar's movement is growing in the UK and has attracted the interest of policymakers and security chiefs.
In his religious ruling, Dr Qadri says that Islam forbids the massacre of innocent citizens and suicide bombings.
Although many scholars have made similar rulings in the past, Dr Qadri's followers argue that the massive document being launched in London goes much further.