The Muslims oppose and condemn terrorism in all its forms and manifestations by any state, groups or individuals in unequivocal terms and are not ready to accept it as even remotely related to Islam in any manner. However, a negligible minority seems to give terrorism tacit approval due to ignorance and as a reaction to oppressive policies of imperialist powers [USA, West, Israel and India etc]. Their sympathisers under the influence of negative propaganda confuse the entire subject by resorting to misleading and perplexing discussions, misquoting the Holy Scripture to justify their horrendous acts. The destruction and mass killing of innocent people in the name of Jihad (struggle against evil) is nothing but distortion, twisting and confusing the entire Islamic concept of Jihad, which make warfare permissible by legitimate authority in self defence or against the forces of oppression within laid down rules and morals, sparing innocent civilians, women and children. Suicide is not permissible under any condition, evil cannot become good, nor can oppression transform itself into virtue due to goodness of intention.
While condemning terrorism, the Muslims do not condone or approve the unfair, discriminatory, unpopular and unwise policies of global powers, nor see any justification for the wrong policies of any government, including that of some Muslim countries.
Hence killing of peaceful unarmed civilians [Muslims or non Muslims] by Al Qaeda, Taliban groups and rogue powers like Israel, USA, West and India, occupying the Muslim lands in Palestine, Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Kashmir and elsewhere is unpardonable most heinous crime against humanity which is to be explicitly condemned and rejected by all peace loving humans. While Mullah Omar leading resistance against foreign occupation forces in Afghanistan, condemned killing of innocent Muslims in Pakistan, Osama Bin Laden or his deputy Al Zahwari never condemned killing of innocent Muslims and non Muslims, rather they appear to condone and approve of it, hence such Khawarij/Takfiri beasts can not claim to be part of Muslim community in the light of Fatwa [Edict] based upon research work of great scholars of Islam.
The legacy of Bin Laden is mass killings of innocent people, Muslim or non Muslims to advance his cause. He followed Takfiri Doctrine, used a pretext to kill innocent Muslims. The Takfiri doctrine is not based upon any direct clear commandment or ayah of Qur’an, it is derivative, based upon analogy (taweel), which can have more than one opinions. The pronouncement to declare any non practicing Muslim, to be an apostate, (Murtad) hence liable to be killed is called Takfir. It has become a central ideology of militant groups across the world to kill innocent Muslims including children, women, young and old at public places and even in mosques, through suicide bombing. Mainstream Muslims and Islamic groups reject the pseudo concept of ‘Takfir’ as a doctrinal deviation [bid’at], heresy, un-Islamic and marked by bigotry and zealotry. If a Muslim fails to perform some of his obligations and is remiss in practice or commits some such actions as are forbidden, yet he believes in the liability of all obligations and the impropriety of all unlawful deeds, he will continue to be a Muslim though he will be a sinner.
THE SAYINGS OF THE MESSENGER OF ALLAH [pbuh] ABOUT THE KHAWĀRIJ TERRORISTS
1. The terrorists would appear religious
2. The Khawārij slogans would seem true to the common man
According to Fatwa [Edict] this is clearly applicable to Al Qaeda and Pakistani Taliban and alike:
Options for Muslims:
The Muslims may respond to the present crisis in two ways; either to follow the clear, unambiguous teachings and guidance from Qur’an and Sunnah to be successful in this and next world or blindly follow the path leading to destruction by following the concocted irrational pseudo ideologies of extremists satisfying their ambitions and desires.
A-Rational Response in light of Qur’an & Sunnah:
- Respect and the sanctity of human life should be fully respected, killing of innocent people whether Muslims or non Muslims must be avoided as forbidden by Qur’an. Death penalty can only be executed after fair trial in the legitimate court of law.
- All out efforts must be made to resolve international conflicts through peaceful means i.e. negotiations, treaties and charters signed with international communities [all Muslim countries are signatory to UN Charter].
- International community must be urged to end oppression of Muslims inPalestine,Kashmir,Afghanistan,Iraqand elsewhere. Killing of innocent Muslims in these places andPakistanmust stop. Muslim governments should at least extend moral support to the freedom struggle to end occupation of Muslim lands by foreign powers.
- Once the peaceful means fail, armed struggle [Jihad with weapons] should only be conducted on declaration by legitimate Muslim authority [government, not rogue groups] in accordance with the clear conditions laid down in Qur’an and Sunnah.
- People or groups imposing their own will/version upon others by force, justifying killing of Muslims [not sufficiently religious or sinners] by declaring them apostate [Takfir] are creating mischief on land [Fasad-fil-Ardh]. They should be tried and punished according to law.
- Scholars must be educated to understand and fully comprehend the fallacy of doctrines of terror [Khawarij, Takfir] and educate fellow brothers and sisters to purge the society of their false influence and sympathy.
- Mass education of modern sciences and basic religious knowledge must be done on priority basis, so that Muslims attain their lost glory and respect.
- Muslims should themselves cleanse their societies from contamination of faith an terror groups without any foreign help as it’s their own problem. Initially peaceful persuasion, then use of minimum force if necessary, however if they repent, it should be accepted.
- Raise the voice against corrupt rulers in peaceful way without creating anarchy in society.
10. Foreign interference in the affairs of Muslims states on the pretext of help/assistance should be opposed and rejected. This only benefits the corrupt rulers & oppressive powers to subjugate, gain control of resources, thus compromising their sovereignty.
11. The task and struggle is arduous but FREEDOM is priceless.
B- Irrational Response by following pseudo Ideologies of Extremists:
- Since foreign powers are causing unjustified interference in Muslim countries, including Pakistan, the (so-called) Jihadi groups have thwarted them by launching the offensive, inflicting upon them devastating blows and that their actions, though not right and justifiable, should not be reviled and condemned because their intention to defend Islam are noble. [This is an awful syllogism and a most deplorable stance in the light of the Qur’an and Hadith, evil cannot become good under any circumstances, nor can oppression transform itself into virtuous deed due to goodness of intention. Moreover, their barbarian acts have only served the evil designs of anti Muslim forces to occupy the Muslim lands, causing more death and destruction on the pretext of ‘War on Terror’ and exploit their resources.]
- Sympathise with Osama bin Laden considering him as a hero, thus support Khawarij, Takfiri Al-Qaeda & Pak Taliban, since they overtly claim to oppose USAand West. [Where as practically they are tools of Anti Muslim powers and forces, indiscriminately killing innocent Muslims.They have killed more than 30,000 civilians, women, children in Pakistan only, damaging and weakening the only Muslim Nuclear Power Pakistan (also objective of Zionists, USA, West &Indians), even if the present corrupt rulers are perceived to be the tools of USA and West, but the common people are not. This is not Jihad but simple terrorism. Islam (Sunnah) lays down the methodology to oppose corrupt Muslim regimes, avoiding anarchy and instability].
- Promote and support the ‘Khawarij, Takfiri’ ideology of Terrorists, there is no need to questioning or understanding its anti Islamic implications. [Hence they join the group addressed as ‘Dogs of hell’, by Prophet Muhammad [pbuh]. This ideology is rejected by all the reputed Islamic scholars during last 1400 years, its followers fall outside the folds of Islam (kufr) being against Qur’an and Sunnah].
- Blindly follow the misguided pseudo scholars of Islam, who for political power & gains are massacring Muslims, causing disunity, factions among Muslim Ummah. [Islam is a rational faith, Qur’an encourages reasoning and pondering, going against Islamic consensus (ijm’a) blindly is a recipe for destruction and route to hell ].
Please follow links below for references from Qur’an, Sunnah and to fully comprehend the Issue:
- Edict [Fatwa]Against Terrorism-English Summary–Click here to Download:
- Fatwa Terrorism Fitna Khwarij Urdu Full –Click here to Download:
- Jihad-Myth and Reality : Jihad-Myth and Reality. “Therefore, do not yield to the unbelievers, and make Jihad (strive) against them with this (Qur’an), a mighty Jihad (Jihad Kabira)” (Qur’an;25:52). “Permission to fight back (Qital) is hereby granted to the…..