Indian imams issue joint fatwa against IS, call it un-Islamic
New Delhi, Sept 9: The Islamic State is getting a taste of their own medicine as 1,050 Imaams in India have declared a Fatwa against the terror group, claiming that they are following un-islamic behavior.
The edict said,"Islam shuns violence while Daesh perpetuates it," the edict said. Abdul Rehman Anjari, president of the Mumbai's Islamic Defence Cyber Cell has been collecting edicts from Muslim scholars, teh copies of which have been sent to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and other leaders to convey Indian Muslims' views on IS activities.
They have also asked the international organizations to stop IS's activity as soon as possible as it is spreading negativity in the South Asian region. Among those who signed the fatwa included Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari, head priests of Dargah Ajmer Sharif and Nizamuddin Aulia, functionaries of Mumbai's Raza Academy, Mumbai's Jamait Ulema and the Ulema Council.
A meaningful step at a time when the ISIS is attracting Indian men to join their forces.