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Ahle Hadith sect to issue fatwa against Islamic State terror group

New Delhi: The Muslim sect Ahle Hadith, is set to declare “terror tactics” and the Islamic State (IS) as “un-Islamic” by issuing a ‘fatwa’ at an Islamic conference on March 9-10, it’s chief said on Wednesday. Darul Uloom seminary had issued a similar anti-terror declaration in 2007.

The fatwa has been approved by 40 senior scholars of New Delhi-based Markazi Jamiat Ahle-Hadees Hind, Maulana Asghar Ali Imam Mahadi Salafi, the group’s leader and its representative told Hindustan Times. “This is to prevent our youth from being lured by the ISIS…” Salafi said.

He further added that the order is a public reiteration of the fatwa passed against the “self-made caliphate of Daesh” on February 15, 2015. IS is known as Daesh in the Arabic language.

A small number of Indians are believed to have joined IS and the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has officially referred them a cause of train explosion in Madhya Pradesh on March 7, 2017.

“I think it’s our Constitution, our judiciary and civil society which are great avenues of justice. This makes the Indian Islamic model the only pragmatic and workable model…” said Akhtarul Wassey, former head of Islamic Studies at Delhi’s Jamia Millia Islamia.

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