Fatwa on Suicide Bombings and Terrorism:
Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri issued a historic fatwa, or Islamic decree, on the vital matter of suicide bombings and terrorist attacks carried out in the name of Islam. It is regarded as a significant and historic step, the first time that such an explicit and unequivocal decree against the perpetrators of terror has been broadcast so widely. The original fatwa has been written in both Urdu & English as well and amounts to 600 pages of research and references from the Qur’an, Hadith, opinions of the Companions (of the Prophet), and the widely accepted classical texts of Islamic scholarship.
Dr.Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri Delivered his lectures to the American think-tanks and universities in the wake of publication of his historic 600-page Fatwa. The first his speech on November 8, 2010 at The Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal Centre for Muslim Christian Understanding, Georgetown University, on the subject of A Major Fatwa against Terrorism with Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri. The event held at Copley Hall (Copley Formal Lounge) and attended by many high profile audience, including the personnel from Pentagon.
The second important event was the Shaykh-ul-Islam’s lecture at the United States Institute of Peace on the subject of “Shaykh Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri’s Struggle against Radicalism in Islam”. The lecture was held on November 9, 2010 at the USIP Headquarters and was webcasted live. Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri spoke on the issue of terrorism and the real concept of Jihad and how Islam stands against militancy, extremism and terrorism.
The comprehensiveness and extent of the original work is meant to leave no doubt, and no stone unturned, in order to remove any possible justification for the suicide attacks that the perpetrators or their supporters may offer. Indeed, Shaykh-ul-Islam went that crucial step forward and announced categorically that suicide bombings and attacks against civilian targets were not only condemned by Islam, but rendered the perpetrators totally out of the fold of Islam, in other words, to be unbelievers. Furthermore, in what is unprecedented in recent Islamic scholarship, this work draws out scriptural, historical, and classical scholarly references highlighting the obligations of Governments of Islamic nations to deal decisively to root out terrorist elements from society. This historic work has been translated into major languages of the world.