Over a thousand Indian Islamic scholars and clerics have issued fatwa against the Islamic State terror outfit and described its acts and actions as against the basic tenets of Islam. Abdul Rehman Anjari, President of the Mumbai’s Islamic Defence Cyber Cell, collected the edicts from Muslim scholars and leaders over the past few months.
These fatwas are in 15 volumes, and copies were sent to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and other leaders to convey Indian Muslims’ views on IS activities. It urged the international community to take immediate steps to eliminate this terror group that has caused mayhem in the region.
The signatories to the fatwa include the Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari, head priests of Dargah Ajmer Sharief and Nizamuddin Aulia, functionaries of Mumbai’s Raza Academy, Mumbai’s Jamait Ulema and the Ulema Council.