What Does the Islamic State’s Organisational Restructuring Tell Us?

By Dr. Colin P. Clarke International Centre for Counterterrorism (ICCT), The Hague Dated: June 03, 2019 Over the course of recent weeks, the Islamic State (IS) announced that it had established a new province in India, the wilayah of Hind, after attacks on security forces in the Kashmir region. IS has also been responsible for an uptick of attacks in Pakistan under the auspices of the wilayah of Pakistan. The attacks in Pakistan, both of which took place in Quetta, were directed against the Pakistani police and another against the…

Why there can be no Islamic justification for Jihad in Kashmir

By Ghulam Rasool Dehalvi Dated: April 11, 2018 One of the intriguing questions that the modern jihadists have asked Ulema was posed by Eisa Fazili, the slain militant who was allegedly an ISIS sympathizer in Kashmir. In a video which he probably recorded just before his encounter, Fazili criticised the Indian Ulema for refusing to issue the Jihad decree to trigger the militants’ demand for ‘holy war’ on Kashmir. Fazili questioned the Indian Ulema: “Why don’t they issue a fatwa for jihad against ‘non-Muslim oppressors’? A young and gullible student…

Why the Ulema Refuse to Issue a Fatwa for Jihad against ‘Oppressors’ Of Muslims!

By Ghulam Rasool Dehalvi Dated: Mar 28, 2018 The slain militant in Kashmir who was reportedly working for the ISIS, Eisa Fazili castigated all anti-terror Fatwas issuers. In a video which he probably recorded just before the Kashmir encounter, castigated the Indian Ulema who issued several anti-terror Fatwas. Fazili asked as to why the Ulema refused to issue a fatwa for jihad against ‘non-Muslim oppressors’. After several anti-terror Fatwas have recently been launched in various large Islamic conclaves in Delhi, extremists like Eisa Fazili are critical of those Ulema who…

Ahl-e-Hadith Anti-Terror Fatwa: Indian Salafis’ Outcry Against The Daesh—An Offshoot Of The Neo-Khawarij—Is It Effective?

By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, New Age Islam Dated: March 13, 2018 The Grand Imam of Masjid al-Nabwi (holy mosque of Madina) Shaikh Ibrahim al-Turki urged India’s Muslim youths to follow Islam as a faith of mercy and shun violence in all situations. Speaking at Ramleela Ground in New Delhi, he made these peaceful exhortations: “Muslim youths should be cautious in the present times. Islamic theology leaves no room for clash with other civilizations. Rather, it calls for the preservation of all humanity”. He was addressing the first day of the…

Ghazwa-tul-Hind Promoted by Fanatics, Refuted by Islamic Experts from India and Pakistan

Several WhatsApp groups across the country received an unexpected video in which Syed Salahuddin, the leader of the Hizbul Mujahideen who is based across the Line of Control, made a surprising statement that Ghazwa-e-Hind has been launched in the Kashmir Valley. It is surprising because so far Salahuddin had not made an utterance on the apocyplyptic notion of Ghazwa-tul-Hind, or the so-called Islamic battle against India. He had rather reportedly said this earlier: “The so-called Islamic State (ISIS) spilled blood of Muslims in Syria, Palestine, Iraq, Libya, Turkey and Afghanistan.…

Why Indian Muslims Reject Extremist Doctrines

By Talmiz Ahmad, The Wire Dated: November 13, 2019 While India has the second-largest Muslim community in the world – numbering about 180 million – it has astonished observers that Indian Muslims have refused to join the cohorts of trans-national extremism that have attracted thousands of youth from different Muslim countries and communities across the world over the last few years. This phenomenon is particularly impressive given that, while extremist violence in Kashmir has been ongoing for three decades, Indian Muslims in the rest of the country have consistently refused…

ISIS ‘Dogs Of Hell’, Says Hyderabad Politician Asaduddin Owaisi

Terming the terrorist organization ISIS as the biggest threat to mankind, AIMIM chief and Hyderabad lawmaker Asaduddin Owaisi called its members “dogs of hell”. “ISIS sent one of its suicide bombers to Medina… it is a fraud, an army of criminals… these people are dogs of hell (“jahannam ke kutte“), Mr Owaisi said, addressing a protest meeting organised by the Muslim organisations in Hyderabad last night. “ISIS is not only a danger to the Muslims but to the entire mankind,” Mr Owaisi said. “We must accept the fact that ISIS…

Grand Sunni Conference of All India Tanzeem Ulama-e-Islam to issue Fatwa against Terrorism

Times Headline Correspondent New Delhi February 8. Scholars (Ulamas) have come together in thousands at first time in Independent India to consult general public and have issued a open fatwa in accordance with Quran. All India Tanzeem Ulama e Islam (AITUI) have created this history for the first time in Independent India. Talkatora Stadium of New Delhi was filled to the brim with public from all part of India who came to attend this one-day programme of AITUI. People of Sufi inclination wanted to understand that is Islam is a…

1050 Indian Islamic Scholars issue Fatwa against ISIS, Send it to UN

In a first initiative of its kind from any part of the world, 1050 Indian Islamic scholars have issued a fatwa against Daesh (Islamic State), its leadership, its members, and its followers declaring it to be anti-Islam, Fifteen volumes of decrees issued by 1050 Indian Islamic scholars as the basis for this fatwahave been sent to United Nations General Secretary Ban Ki Moon and to heads of governments and state across the world. In the accompanying letter the muftis and imams from all over India appealed to the international community…