Ruthless activities of IS is against Islamic principles: Sheikh Aboobacker Ahmed, General Secretary of All India Sunni Jami’tul Ulama

Arab News, August 30,2014 The ISIS or their self proclaimed Khalifates/Islamic state does not represent Islam by any means, Sheikh Aboobacker Ahmed, general secretary of All India Sunni Jami’tulUlama, stated here. The statement added that they are not just anti-Islamic but are enemies of the humanity. Their ruthless activities against people in Iraq and Syria are not meant for helping Muslims but defame Islam, he added. Their so-called anti-Western interpretation of Islam is only aiming to serve their political agendas in the wider Muslim world, he said. Supporting their activities…

Shia Cleric Ayatollah Ali Sistani calls to Fight against “Terrorists”

By Juan Cole, June 14, 2014 Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani, spiritual leader of most Iraqi Shiites, intervened forcefully in Iraqi politics on Thursday and Friday, giving his support to the national army and urging Iraqi men to volunteer to enlist and to fight the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). He termed the hyper-Sunni group, which has taken over the major northern city of Mosul, “terrorists.” Unlike Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, the head of the religious fundamentalist Da’wa Islamiyah (Islamic Mission) Party, Sistani did not call on private militias…

Saudi Arabia clerics step up Anti-Islamic State drive

By Amena Bakr, Reuters October 14,2014 Taking aim at Islamic State, Saudi Arabia has mounted a battle for hearts and minds at this year’s haj, warning pilgrims that the hardline group is “evil” and seeking to recruit their children to fight in Iraq and Syria. As millions of pilgrims visited the holiest sites in Islam on the second day of the annual pilgrimage on Saturday, global leaders condemned the fourth beheading of a Westerner by Islamic State insurgents. Saudi Arabia declared Islamic State a terrorist organisation in March and sharply…

Islamic cleric Yusef al-Qaradawi says ‘jihadist caliphate’ violates Sharia

Al Arabiya News, July 05,2014 Qatar-based Egyptian Muslim cleric Yusef al-Qaradawi said on Saturday that the declaration of an Islamic caliphate by the militant Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) violates sharia law. Last Sunday, the jihadists declared an “Islamic caliphate” in areas they control in Iraq and Syria and ordered Muslims worldwide to pledge allegiance to their leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Sheikh Qaradawi, seen as a spiritual guide of the Muslim Brotherhood in his native Egypt, said in a statement that the declaration “is void under sharia.” ISIS…

Egypt’s top religious authority condemns Islamic State

Reuterts, August 12,2014 Egypt’s top religious authority condemned the armed group Islamic State which has taken over parts of Iraq and Syria, describing it on Tuesday as a corrupt, extremist organisation that is damaging Islam. “An extremist and bloody group such as this poses a danger to Islam and Muslims, tarnishing its image as well as shedding blood and spreading corruption,” said Grand Mufti Shawqi Allam, Egypt’s most influential Muslim cleric, the state news agency MENA reported. The comments came as the Vatican called on Muslim religious leaders to take…

Fighting terror is Islamic Duty: Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh

Arab News, February 22,2015 Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh has stressed the importance of rallying all efforts from media and educational institutions to combat terrorism. “The misuse of the religion by extremists is greatly damaging the image of Islam,” he said. Such actions severely distort the image of Islam abroad, he said. Those sinners attribute their inhuman actions to Islam when they claimed an Islamic State and Allah knows that the hypocrites are liars, said the grand mufti. Al-Asheikh made these remarks during his weekly talk show while highlighting…

United against Extremism

By Syed Hamid Mohsin Dated: February 20, 2016 ISLAM CONDEMNS EXTREMISMExtremism is problematic when opinions and principles go against the legal system, especially the laws that are created to protect society from harm and promote the overall well- being of the society.One of the manifestations of extremism is an obsessive pursuit of finding faults in others and making exacting demands on them. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) has condemned this, when he urged the Muslims to:‘Avoid extremism for people before you were led to destruction because of their extremism…

Bin Laden Distorts Islam: Islamic Scholars

By Laurie Goodstein, The News York TimesDated: September 30,2001 With evidence that Muslim militants were responsible for the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, prominent Islamic scholars and theologians in the West say unequivocally that nothing in Islam countenances the Sept. 11 actions. But in interviews, they explained that certain scriptural passages are distorted by Islamic extremists like Osama bin Laden. In his office in Leesburg, Va., Taha Jabir Alalwani, the chairman of a council that issues Islamic legal opinions for Muslims in North America, opened a…

Terrorists are anti-human, anti-God and anti-civilization: Muslim organizations

April 23, 2019 A Joint Press Conference of Muslims organizations and Christian religious leaders were held in Constitution Club, Rafi Marg, New Delhi to express Solidarity with Terror Victims in Sri Lanka. In the conference all the participants have condemned the most ghastly serial bomb blasts in Sri Lanka’s Churches and hotels on the Easter Sunday. They called the terrorists are anti-human, anti-God and anti-civilization and incarnation of most heinous and devilish forces on the earth. On this occasion, Maulana Mahmood Madani General Secretary Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind while addressing the press…

Bangladesh mosques urged to denounce Radicalism

Arab News, April 27,2019 The Bangladesh government told mosques to denounce extremism, following deadly attacks in Sri Lanka that killed hundreds of people.Sri Lanka has been shocked by the Easter Sunday bombings that targeted churches and top hotels, with the attacks carried out by locals although Daesh claimed responsibility.The mosque directive came from the prime minister’s office, telling clerics to deliver a message in their Friday sermons that opposed terrorism and extremism.“Extremism has no place in Islam,” Sultan Muhiuddin, an imam of Dhaka’s Rahmatia Jame Mosque, told Arab News.“As disciples…