Over 1,000 Indian Clerics Back Fatwa against IS
Misbahi’s 1,100 page fatwa tries to demolish the claims of IS that it is working on the principles of Islamic law.
Mumbai: More than 1,000 Muslim clerics across India have ratified and backed Mumbai-based cleric Mufti Manzar Hasan Khan Ashrafi Misbahi’s fatwa against Islamic State (IS), branding the terror group as un-Islamic. Misbahi’s 1,100 page fatwa tries to demolish the claims of IS that it is working on the principles of Islamic law. “IS has claimed that it has set up an Islamic Caliphate. However, for that you need to adhere to Islamic principles. My fatwa speaks about how the IS is un-Islamic and demolishes its claims that it is adhering to the principles of our religion,” said Misbahi.
Misbahi currently runs a madrasa, Darool Uloom Ali Hussaini in Saki Naka in suburban Mumbai. He is known to travel across the country and speak about terrorism being perpetrated in the name of religion. “Our religion deems even those who mistreat animals as criminals. When religion teaches us to avoid mistreatment of animals you have an entity which beheads, defiles and maims people with impunity. How can that entity call itself Islamic?” said Misbahi. n
(Extracted from: http:// indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/over-1000-clerics-back-fatwa-against-is/)