At least 1829 clerics in Pakistan declare suicide attacks ‘haram’

At least 1829 clerics in Pakistan declare suicide attacks ‘haram’

Islamabad (Staff Report): At least 1829 clerics from different schools of thoughts in Pakistan on Monday issued a fatwa (decree) where they have declared suicide attacks as ‘haram’ or forbidden.

Details of the fatwa signed by 1829 clerics emerged. The ruling states that those who commit suicide attacks, those who order such attacks, those who train such people are all considered rebels against the true spirit of Islam.

The fatwa further said Pakistan state has the right to act against people who commit such act.

 “It outlined clearly that the act of waging war and bloodshed in the name of Jihad can only be initiated by the State. Those who impose their viewpoints on by force are responsible for spreading mischief on earth (Fasad fil Arz).”

The fatwa also mentioned that armed conflict in the name of Islamic Law (Shariyat) is forbidden (Haram) in Pakistan.

The document, signed by the clerics from all schools of thought, will be presented under the title Peghaam-e-Pakistan at a ceremony which will be held at the Presidency on Tuesday.