Grand Mufti & Chief Islamic Justice of India Muhammad Asjad Raza Khan states that the
perpetrators of Easter Sunday carnage are not Muslims no matter how much they think or claim they are and that there is no place in Islam for such inhumane and evil acts they have committed.
The Grand Mufti of the Bareilly Sharif Dargah in the state of Uttar Pradesh has sent a letter
addressed to President Maithripala Sirisena expressing his sadness and condemning the barbaric act of terrorism.
“I am deeply saddened by the news about the inhumane and heartless acts of terrorism that have recently occurred in Sri Lanka. It further adds to my sadness that the investigation has revealed that the perpetrators were nominal Muslims.”
“With the authority given to me in trust as the Chief Justice of the Muslims in India and the leader of millions of Muslims all over the world, there is no place in Islam for cowards who take the lives of innocent animals let alone a human being.
It is a known fact that the extremist and radical ideology of these terrorists stems from a minority sect of the many sects of the Wahhabi movement. These are extremists who believe that anyone who does not agree with them is an enemy and should be killed. This includes all Muslims and non-muslims alike.
I call all governments of the world to find and proscribe any movement that promotes this extremist and radical ideology of the Wahhabi movement in their country. I am certain that I speak on behalf of more than ninety nine percent of the Muslim world, we do not have any sympathy with these extremists, and we do not regard them as Muslims but rather the helpers of Satan.
These extremists, for many years, have preyed on vulnerable and grieving young people and radicalised them to such an extent that they are ready to blow themselves up and take innocent lives with them. This is not only a physical battle but also an intellectual and psychological battle with their extremist ideology.
The intellectual battle can only be won by promoting the true Muslim Scholars; known as ‘Sufi’ all over the world and recognised as ‘Barelwi’ in the Sub-continent, who can counter their extremist ideologies and their distortions of the classical Islamic texts which include the Qur’an and Traditions of the Prophet of Islam, Muhammed peace and blessings be upon him. I hope that these cowardly acts of terrorism do not allow us to fail but rather make us stronger and united in the tight against evil. I hope that the country is back to normal soon and the perpetrators and instigators are found and punished. I pray that these extremists fail in every evil that they plan.”
Source: Daily Mirror