While this might seem obvious to the near total majority of normal, thinking people in the Muslim world and without, still the formal declaration forbidding suicide/genocide coming from several important, established, and respected theological schools in the region is a vital step toward solving the problem of violent militants who pervert religious teachings to defend their bestial horrors.
ANI Monday 14th December, 2009
Lahore, Dec. 14 : Religious leaders from various schools of thought
across Pakistan have termed suicide attacks ‘haram’ or un-Islamic.
Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Qazi Hussain Ahmed has said that Islam
doesn’t allow the killing of “Muslim brothers” by launching suicide
attacks and bomb blasts.
“Suicide attacks are not allowed in
Islam and our religion does not allow the killing of innocent people.
The murder of a Muslim is in fact the killing of all humanity,” the
Daily Times quoted Ahmed, as saying.
He added that US drone attacks in Pakistani territory were a violation of international law and the country’s sovereignty.
several religious leaders in Punjab passed a unanimous resolution
declaring that suicide attacks were ‘haram’ (prohibited).
by Muttahida Ulema Board Chairman Sahibzada Fazle Karim after a meeting
with Punjab Chief Minister, the resolution stated that suicide bombings
had no place in Islam.
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