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Muslim Cleric in Kerala Issues Fatwa Against ISIS

A noted Muslim cleric in Kerala today issued a fatwa asking his community members to boycott the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and other terrorist organisations.

In his religious decree, General Secretary of All India Sunni Jam-e-yyathul Ulema, Shaikh Abu Bakr Ahmad said favouring the extremist organisations is antithetical to the Islamic Shariah.

"The Muslim world is in dire need to take cognisance of the threats posed by the anti-Islamic outfits. The militant groups among Muslims are causing harm to Islam in the false garb of Islamists. Any support or endorsement to the extremist and terrorist organisations goes completely against the Islamic Shariah," the Sunni-Sufi Islamic scholar said.

Stating that the ISIS or their self proclaimed Khalifates does not represent Islam by any means, the fatwa said, "They are not just anti-Islamic but are enemies of the humanity."

"Their ruthless activities against people in Iraq and Syria are not meant for helping Muslims but defame Islam. Their anti-western interpretation of Islam is only aimed to serve their political agendas in the wider Muslim world.

"Supporting their activities through any means is forbidden according to the basic principles of Islam. I urge all the Muslims to condemn their activities and to pray for the people who suffer from their merciless activities," it said.

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Anwaar, Dallas
Sep 02, 2014
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Most of India's Sufis are Sunnis. Most of India's Sunnis are Sufis. Anwaar

Most of Pakistan's Muslims too were sufis. Fortunately, they saw the error of their ways and they converted Pakistan into a kaffir-free zone.

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Sep 02, 2014
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Sufi, Sunni, Shia, Jehadi, Mullah....or whatever u can call...are dirty Suckers !

JO MB, Kolkata
Sep 02, 2014
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>> " Sufi and Ahmedias are known to be moderates, hence they are pretty much arch enemies of Sunni extremists."

Most of India's Sufis are Sunnis. Most of India's Sunnis are Sufis.

Anwaar, Dallas
Sep 02, 2014
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Somebody mentioned that this Imam is a Sifi Muslim.  If that is true, it is not surprising.  Sufi and Ahmedias are known to be moderates, hence they are pretty much arch enemies of Sunni extremists.  I will not be surprised if there is a Fatwa on this Imam's head. 

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