Paigham e Pakistan

This unanimously agreed document titled “Paigham-ePakistan,” prepared in accordance with the injunctions of the Holy Qur’an, the Sunnah of the Prophet and the Constitution of Pakistan, reflects the collective thinking of the State of Pakistan. The Message identifies the problems faced by the State of Pakistan and provides basis to devise a strategy to achieve the goals of Objectives Resolution. Moreover, through this Message, Pakistan is being projected as a strong, united, developed, cultured and modern nation in the international community. This consensus based document shall be helpful to reconstruct…

An Open Letter to Baghdadi

Letter to Baghdadi is an open letter to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria as a theological refutation of the practices of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. It is signed by numerous Muslim theologians, lawmakers and community leaders.The letter includes a technical point-by-point refutation of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s actions and ideology based on the Qur’an and other classical texts, using a style that is unfamiliar to liberal or even uninformed Muslims. In September 2014, the letter, initially signed by…

Fatwa against the targeting of Civilians

By Shaykh Muhammad Afifi Al Akiti IntroductionIn the Name of God, the All-Beneficent, the Most Merciful. Gentle reader, Peace upon those who follow right guidance! I am honored to present the following fatwa or “response by a qualified Muslim Scholar” against the killing of civilians by the Oxford-based Malaysian jurist of the Shafii School and my inestimable teacher, Shaykh Muhammad Afifi al-Akiti, titled Defending the Transgressed by Censuring the Reckless against the Killing of Civilians. The Shaykh authored it in a few days, after I asked him to offer some…

Fatwa on Joining ISIS/ISIL by Islamic Supreme Council of Canada

Islamic Supreme Council of Canada Date: March 11, 2015 Overwhelming majority of worldwide Islamic scholars have already individually declared ISIS/ISIL un-Islamic “out-siders” (KHAWARIJ) group.  The attached Islamic edict (Fatwa) by the Canadian Muslim Imams and scholars is the first formal Fatwa in the world regarding ISIS/ISIL and its recruitment activities. Fatwa is the opinions of Muslim scholars based upon the jurisprudence of Islam.  There are several sources of Islamic jurisprudence but the Holy Qur’an and Hadith of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) are the main sources of Islamic Jurisprudence.…

A Comprehensive Fatwa against Terrorism and Militancy by One Lakh Muftis, Ulema and Imams of Bangladesh

Publication: May 31, 2016 ( 23 Shaban1437 Hijri) The respected one hundred thousand Ulama & Mashayekh Karam, Aimma (Imams) and Mufti Saheban of Bangladesh were asked the following questions: 1.       Does Islam, as a great religion of peace, support terrorism and extremist activities? 2.       Did our prophets, especially our beloved Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (pubh), preach Islam by applying this type of brutal and ferocious method? 3.       Is Jihad and terrorism the same thing in Islam? 4.       Is terrorism a path to Heaven or Hell? 5.       Can suicidal deaths be termed…

Amman Declaration

By Sheila Musaji, September 23, 2005 In July an International Islamic Conference was held in Amman, Jordan. More than 170 religious scholars (Sunni and Shia and including Ibadis and Ismailis ) from all over the world met and produced a historical document. The statement’s terms of reference included religious edicts (fatwas) which had been issued previously by ten of the most preeminent global Islamic scholars. These fatwas were issued by Their Eminences:– Grand Imam Sheikh Al Azhar Sheikh Mohammed Sayyed Tantawi;– Grand Ayatollah Al Sayyid Ali Al Sistani;– Grand Mufti…

20 North American Imams issue Fatwa against Terrorists

January 09,2010 According to The National Post of Canada: “Syed Soharwardy, an imam at the Al-Madinah Calgary Islamic Centre, who organized the initiative, said yesterday that any attack by foreign elements should also be considered a direct affront to the 10 million Muslims who call either Canada or the United States home. “We want Muslims around the world who would dare to commit terrorism on our soil to know that we stand together with all Canadians and Americans. “We are asking Muslims here not only to condemn terrorism but to…

The Mardin Declaration

March 30,2010 A Peace Summit Conference (Mardin Abode of Peace) was convened in the Turkish city of Mardin at the Artuklu University campus on Saturday and Sunday (27-28 March 2010)    All Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds and Peace and Salutations be upon Muhammad, who has been sent as a Mercy unto the Worlds, his family and all of his companions.    A Peace Summit Conference (Mardin Abode of Peace) was convened in the Turkish city of Mardin at the Artuklu University campus on Saturday and Sunday (27-28 March 2010) under the…

Fatwa issued from Pakistan against Suicide bombings and Terrorism

Dawn, July 02,2013 At least 50 religious scholars of the Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC) issued a collective fatwa (decree) on Tuesday against suicide bombings, killing of innocent people, bomb attacks, and targeted killings declaring them as Haram or forbidden, DawnNews reported. The council also demanded that the government review the syllabi of those madressas (seminaries) which are propagating extremist views. Acting on an appeal by the SIC chief, Sahibzada Hamid Raza, 50 muftis (clerics) issued a fatwa against suicide bombings, killing of innocent people, bomb attacks, and targeted killings declaring…

The Ankara Declaration

We, the participants gathered in Ankara for the fifth Glocalization Conference of the Glocal Forum, Mayors and representatives of 54 cities from all corners of the world, together with heads of international institutions, champions of the public and private sector, have held 3 days of deliberations against the backdrop of a growing danger of a rift between what is defined as the western world and large parts of the Islamic world. These notions are marred with misconceptions, misunderstandings, prejudice, even hostility and violence. This danger was emphasized, and the possibility…