Tajzia : Realising the Terrorist Threat
MARCH 5, 2010
Professor Dr. Tahir ul Qadri, who has also started using the prefix “Sheikh ul Islam” over the last few years, has been a prolific writer with 1000 books to his credit according to his website at the age of 59. This amounts to 17 books a year and roughly 1.5 books for every month of his life. Hence the stress on ‘600’ in the recently released fatwa against terrorism is entirely understandable.
The homework has been done and already, Amazon.com is sporting a pre-order page for the 88-page introduction to this work.
A spokesman of the counter-extremist think-tank, Quillam, said, “Fatwas by Wahhabi-influenced clerics and Islamist ideologues initiated modern terrorism against civilians.”
Yet again, this is completely understandable: Dr. Tahir ul Qadri, whose ‘Chains of Authority’ are not matched by any other Muslim, has a hat-trick of chains linking him to Imam al-Hind ash-Shah Ahmad Rida Khan (also known has Aala Hazrat and Ahmad Raza Barelvi), a personality revered by one of the mystical sects of the subcontinent.
Indeed, Ahmad Raza Khan set a precedent to counter Wahhabism that can only be matched by Dr. Qadri, who like his hero, declared “Muslim terrorists” disbelievers.
And as a true successor to Ahmad Raza Khan and his critically acclaimed anti-Wahhabi fatwas that won universal applause from the British, Dr. Qadri chose to launch the fatwa internationally in England.