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Indian Islamic clerics issue fatwa againt Is

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(The News Bureau)

Indian Islamic scholars and clerics have issued fatwa against the terror group Islamic State (IS) and described its acts and actions as against the basic principles of Islam.

Over 1,050 religious leaders and Imams have issued a joint fatwa against IS which has unleashed a reign of terror in the Middle East, killing thousands of innocent people.

“Islam shuns violence while IS perpetuates it,” the fatwa said.

Abdul Rehman Ansari

president of the Mumbai’s Islamic Defence Cyber Cell, collected the fatwa from Muslims scholars and leaders over the past few months. These fatwas are in 15 volumes, and copies were sent to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and other leaders to convey Indian Muslims’ views on IS activities.

It urged the international community to take immediate steps to eliminate this terror group that has caused mayhem in the region and is spreading its tentacles in the South Asian region.

The signatories to the fatwa include the Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari, head priests of Dargah Ajmer Sharief and Nizamuddin Aulia, functionaries of Mumbai’s Raza Academy, Mumbai’s Jamait Ulema and the Ulema Council. Hundreds of imams and various religious leaders have also endorsed it.

Ansari said muftis and imams of all sections and sects of Islam have condemned the activities of Daesh and acknowledged it has tarnished Islam’s image. The fatwa was issued at a time when reports

s say that IS mercenaries are trying to lure Indian youth to join them.

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