Fatwa issued despite scorn from Muslim leaders

By Shaikh Azizur Rahman, thenationalnews.com Dated: March 06,2009 Although Islamic leaders across the country last month dismissed the World Hindu Council’s demand that Muslims declare India Dar al Aman, or land of peace, this week the country’s leading Islamic seminary, Darul Uloom Deoband, issued a fatwa declaring just that. The Hindu council – the Viswa Hindu Parishad, or VHP – in letters sent to the country’s top 13 Muslim organisations last month, including the seminary, sought a fatwa from Muslim clerics that would state clearly that India is a Dar…

Undying spirit of Indian Muslims is best weapon against terrorists

By Dinesh Unnikrishnan, Firstpost.com Dated: August 19, 2016 Why does India produce so few Islamic terrorists despite having a bigger Muslim population than most Muslim countries in the world, including our warmonger neighbour Pakistan? That’s a question often asked whenever terrorists claim innocent lives in the name of religion. The answer lies in the undying inner spirit of the majority of Indian Muslims and in the larger ideals of religious pluralism and their unflinching faith in the country’s secular fabric — something which isn’t easy to destruct by the self-proclaimed…

Indian Scholars refute obscurantist Pakistani Mufti Muneeb’s Fatwa declaring Land Transactions and Muamalat with Hindus to be forbidden in Kashmir

By New Age Islam Group of Scholars Dated: May 04, 2020 An obscurantist, fundamentalist Mullah from Pakistan, Mufti Muneebur Rahman, of Darul Ifta Jamia Nayimia Karachi has issued a fatwa, clearly under the influence of Pakistan’s Deep State, that makes every Muslim hang his head in shame. Is this Islam, one feels like asking, in the way a grief-stricken Muslim mother asked on 16 December 2014 in Peshawar, after the Taliban massacred 149 small children and teachers in a Pakistani Army school. This despicable cleric, speaking in the manner of many…

Deoband’s Anti-Terrorism Convention: Some Reflections

By Yoginder Sikand, TwoCircles.net Dated: March 11, 2008 The mammoth ‘Anti-Terrorism Convention’ organised at Deoband late last month, which brought together ulema from all over the country, has received wide media coverage. While smaller conventions of this sort have been organized by other ulema bodies in recent years, this one, unlike others, caught the attention of the media particularly because it was organized by the Dar ul-Ulum Deoband, probably the largest traditional madrasa in the world, which large sections of the media have been unfairly berating as the ‘hub’ of…

Indian Muslim Ulema Gather In Hyderabad to Introspect: Need to go beyond Fatwas against Terror and tackle deeper issues that alienate Muslims

By Sultan Shaheen, New Age Islam Dated: November 2008 Six thousand Muslim clerics are set to gather in Hyderabad on November 8 to issue the “biggest ever fatwa” against terror. Organised by the Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind, the country’s largest Islamic body, the meet will have muftis from all states condemning the propaganda that “regards terrorism as synonymous with jihad”. The Jamiat, along with the Dar-ul Uloom Deoband, India’s oldest Islamic seminary, had issued a similar fatwa on May 31, the first of its kind in the country. “The first fatwa was…

My Six-Point Fatwa Against Jihad

By Tufail Ahmad, Swarajya.com Dated: December 16, 2015 Islamic scholars must realise that issuing fatwas against terrorism will be inconsequential unless key areas in the Sharia which allow the jihadis to thrive are attacked.On 2 December, fourteen Americans were killed by self-motivated jihadis Tashfeen Malik and her husband Syed Rizwan Farook, at San Bernardino, California. The Pakistani couple carried out the attack in support of the Islamic State (ISIS). On 9 December, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) revealed that the duo discussed jihad and martyrdom a year ago.…

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…