Ulema, Mushaikh declare suicide attacks un-Islamic

Ulema, Mushaikh declare suicide attacks un-Islamic

Minister for Religions Affairs Allama Hamid Saeed Kazmi said that the conference was arranged with an aim to devise a strategy against terrorism. -File Photo

ISLAMABAD: Ulema and Mushaikh belonging to different schools of thought on Thursday unanimously declared suicide attacks in the country un-Islamic and forbidden in Islam.

A large number of Ulema and Mushaikh who attend the ‘Ulema Mushaikh Conference’ arranged by the Ministry of Religious Affair at National Librarydenounced the killing of innocent people in the name of religion.
They, in particular spoke against suicide attacks. Interior Minister Rehman Malik and Minister for Religious Affairs Allama Hamid Saeed Kazmi and Ulema Mushaikh from across the country participated in the conference.

The interior minister also briefed the Ulema and Mushaikh about the security situation as well as measures taken by the government for curbing the menace of terrorism.

The Ulema said that it is clearly stated in the Holy Quran that killing of innocent people is un-Islamic and it could not be justified in any way.

They said ‘The shariah introduced by Hazrat Muhammad (SAW), is complete and adequate for us and we do not need any thing more.’

Speaking on the occasion, Minister for Religions Affairs Allama Hamid Saeed Kazmi said that the conference was arranged with an aim to devise a strategy against terrorism.

He said those who launched attacks upon mosques and educational institutions could never be called Muslims. He said Islam does not allow anyone to kill innocent people or attack mosques.

‘While those laying down their lives in the fight against terrorism are martyrs as they are fighting to save the motherland,’ he said.

The minister said no one in the country could declare suicide attacks as correct. He urged people to join hands with the government against terrorists.

He added that all the demands of the ulema and Mushaikh have been included in the resolution adopted by the conference.

Hamid Kazmi said before launching the military operation in Waziristan all options were used to solve the issue through peaceful way.

‘The whole nation witnessed that the government wanted to solve the issue through dialogue and it only opted to use power when the militants started challenging the writ of the government,’ he said.

He said there would be no dialogue with the militants unless they surrender. He urged the nation to display unity and work for the progress and prosperity of the country.

He said Islam is a religion of peace, harmony and tolerance and dose not allow to spread hatred.

Prominent religious scholar, Syed Charaghuddin Shah said that Ulema believe that the people who are committing terrorists actives have no link with Islam.

He said the conspiracies of enemies to de-stabilize Pakistan would never succeed.

Naib Ameer Ahl-e-Hadith Zabir Muhammad Zaheer said that the enemies of Islam would not succeed to achieve their evil motives. He said that those wanting to de-stabilize the country would themselves be destroyed.

Speaking on the occasion a representative of Hamid Musvi said that the terrorists who are killing innocent people are the enemies of humanity and Islam.

He also quoted the Holy Quran and proved that killing of innocent people was not allowed in Islam. -APP