New Delhi: Two prominent Islamic seminaries ---Darul Uloom Deoband and the Bareilly-based Dargah-e-Aala-Hazrat have condemned last week's Paris terror attack calling it a “murder of humanity”.
The Dargah-e-Aala Hazrat, the Bareilly-based headquarters of the Barelvi sect, has decided to mobilise clerics and religious scholars across the country to issue a joint fatwa against the IS and terrorism and run a signature campaign among Muslims.
The Deoband-based seminary has also decided to create awareness against the IS through its fatwa against terrorism.
“There should not be any doubt about our condemnation of the IS in strongest possible terms. Killing of innocent people in the name of Islam is a crime as heinous as demolition of the holy Kaaba,” Vice-Chancellor of Darul-uloom-Deoband, Maulana Abul Qasim Nomani, told The Hindu.
The seminary at the 100-year-old Sunni organisation, Darul-ifta Firangi Mahal, also issued a fatwa against the IS.
“The fatwa, which is signed by 1,000 scholars, condemns all activities of the IS,” said Maulana Khalid Rasheed Firangi Mahali, who heads the organisation.