ulema endorse fatwa against terrorism
November 10, 2008 11:56am CST
HYDERABAD:Nearly 6,000 Ulema--Islamic scholars-- gathered in the city from all over the country on Saturday (Nov 8) endorsed a fatwa that declares that all forms of terrorism are against the spirit of Islam.The endorsement --termed the Hyderabad declaration--came at the 29th general body meeting of Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind and would be read out at a public meeting on Sunday evening.The fatwa had first been issued in May and had been signed by the Grand Mufti of Darul Uloom, Deoband, Uttar Pradesh, Maulana Mufti Habibur Rahman and three other leading scholars. It was made public in a hugely attended meeting in New Delhi in which Jamiat and representatives of almost all schools of thought in Islam participated. Explaining the rationale for ratifying the fatwa, Moulana Mahmood Madani,a leading light of the Jamiat said:"It is a demonstration of the faith the Muslim scholars are reposing in the importance of the edict.." Moulana Madani emphatically said that there was nothing called Islamic terrorism. Likewise arrest of a few Hindus can't be dubbed as Hindu terrorism, he said. "Terrorism has no religion. Don't link it to Islam, Hinduism or any other faith...""There is some kind of a 'junooniath'(madness)among those indulging in the acts of terrorism.They should be cornered and countered."(TIMES OF INDIA,9.11.o8)The news is selfexplanatory.Do you endorse the views of Moulana Madani?