Fatwa against ISIS from 1000 Indian Islamic clerics and organisations

New Delhi: Over 1,050 Indian Islamic scholars and clerics have issued fatwa against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) describing its acts and actions as against the basic tenets of Islam.

Over 1000 Islamic clerics and organisations issue fatwa against ISIS

Though such fatwa has been issued by Saudi Arabia’s Gran Mufti Abdul Aziz Ibn-e-Abdullah who described ISIS as enemy number one of Islam and also by Islamic Ideological Council of Pakistan, this is the first time that such a large number of religious leaders and Imams from India have issued a joint fatwa against ISIL – also known as Daesh – which has unleashed a reign of terror in the Middle East, killing thousands of innocent people.

The Fatwa (edict) drafted by Mumbai based Dr AR Anjaria, chief advisor of Darul Uloom Ali Hasan Ahle Sunnat says “Islam shuns violence while Daesh perpetuates it,” and has been signed by 12 prominent Muslim organisations that includes Darul Uloom Mohammadiya, Jamiat Ahle Hadees Mumbai, head priests of Dargah Ajmer Sharief and Nizamuddin Aulia, functionaries of Mumbai’s Raza Academy, Mumbai’s Jamait Ulema and the Ulema Council, All India Tanzeem Ammay-e-Masjid etc.

Anjaria, also the president of the Mumbai’s Islamic Defence Cyber Cell, collected the edicts from Muslims scholars and leaders over the past few months which is in 15 volumes.

Citing verses from Quran, the edict says, “ISIS acts are absolutely un-Islamic and inhuman. Islam never permits such unlawful acts in any condition. The holy Quran has declared killing of one innocent life as killing the entire humanity.”

It has urged the international community to take immediate steps to eliminate this terror group that has caused mayhem in the region and is spreading its tentacles in the South Asian region.

Anjari said muftis and imams of all sections and sects of Islam have condemned the activities of Daesh and acknowledged it has tarnished Islam’s image. The fatwa was issued at a time when reports say that Daesh mercenaries are trying to lure Indian youth to join them.

Its copies have been sent to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and leaders of nearly 50 countries to convey the views of Indian Muslims about the activities of the ISIL.

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It has urged the international community to take immediate steps to eliminate this terror group that has caused mayhem in the region and is spreading its tentacles in the South Asian region.

Dr AR Anjari said muftis and imams of all sections and sects of Islam have condemned the activities of Daesh and acknowledged it has tarnished Islam’s image. The fatwa was issued at a time when reports say that Daesh mercenaries are trying to lure Indian youth to join them.