Thousends Islamic scholars condemn killing of innocents by ISIS

 In what is being projected as the "biggest fatwa (religious edict)" against Islamic State (ISIS) by Indian Islamic scholars, as many as 1,050 muftis and imams from all over the country have jointly condemned the killing of innocent people by ISIS and posting of images and videos of the crimes online as "un-Islamic" and contrary to the tenets of Shariat.

Among the prominent imams and organizations that signed the fatwa, issued last month, are Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid, Ulema Council of India, Ajmer Dargah, Nizamuddin Aulia Dargah, Darul Uloom Mohammadiya, Jamiatul Ulema Maharashtra, Jamiat Ahle Hadees Mumbai, Raza Academy, All India Tanzeem Ammay-e-Masjid, Aamil Sahab Dawoodi Bohra, Sayed Zahir Abbas Rizvi Zainabya and Moin Ashraf Sahab Kachocha Dargah.
The fatwa was shared with United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon on August 15. "We filed a petition before the Islamic scholars about the said acts of ISIS (killing innocent people, clicking their images or recording videos and posting them online) and in a fitting reply more than a 1,000 muftis and imams stated that it is absolutely un-Islamic and inhuman," said Dr Abdul Rahim Anjaria, president of Islamic Defence Cyber Cell and chief adviser of Darul Uloom Ali Hasan Ahle Sunnat who had moved the petition.
The fatwa, which fits in with India's strategy to promote moderate schools of Islam as a counter to the extremist ideology of ISIS, was issued based on this petition.We, the people of India, request the secretary general to uphold this fatwa as an example to the world. This could be the commencement for a revolution to encourage other countries to come forward and denounce... organizations like ISIS for the sake of global harmony, world peace and for the generations to come," Anjaria wrote. 

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