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Posted on 01/08/2010 10:20:13 PM PST by spyone
Date: January 8, 2010
ISCC affiliated Imams Issue Important Fatwa
Attack on Canada and the United States is Attack on Muslims Over 10 million Muslims Live in North America
Calgary) Twenty Imams affiliated with the Islamic Supreme Council of Canada have issued a Fatwa today declaring the attacks on Canada and the United States by any extremist will be the attack on 10 million Muslims living in North America. This is the first Fatwa by the Muslim clergy declaring attacks on Canada and the United States as attack on Muslims. Following is the text of the Fatwa.
FATWA (religious edict)
In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
We, the undersigned Imams, are issuing the following Fatwa in order to guide the Muslims of North America regarding the attacks on Canada and the United States by the terrorists and the extremists. In our view, these attacks are evil and Islam requires from Muslims to stand up against this evil. In the holy Quran Almighty Allah orders Muslims,
"Let there among you be a group that summon to all that is beneficial commands what is proper and forbids what is improper; they are the ones who will prosper." (3:104)
"Believing men and believing women are protecting friends of one another; they enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong; they perform salat and give zakat..." (9:71)
"Those who, if We establish them in the land (with authority), establish regular prayers and practice regular charity and enjoin the right and forbid the wrong..." (22:41)
Our beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said in a Hadith;
"When people see a wrong-doer and do nothing to stop him, they may well be visited by God with a punishment."
Therefore, it is an obligation upon us (Imams) to inform all Muslims around the world that Muslims in Canada and the United States have complete freedom to practice Islam. There is no single city in Canada and the United States where MASAJIDS (Mosques) are not built. In all major cities Islamic schools provide education to Muslim children about Quran and the Islamic traditions. Thousands of Muslims perform Hajj every year and travel to Saudi Arabia with complete freedom and respect. In the month of Ramadan, both Canadian and the United States governments recognize the occasion and greet all Muslim citizens. Muslims pray five daily prayers in mosques without any fear or restrictions. Muslims have complete freedom to pay Zakat (poor due) to the charity or a person of their choice. Muslims have complete freedom to celebrate their festivals openly, publicly and Islamically. Muslims enjoy freedom of religion just like Christians, Jews and others. No one stops us from obeying Allah and His Messenger (Peace be upon him). No one stops us from preaching Islam and practicing Islam. In many cases, Muslims have more freedom to practice Islam here in Canada and the United States than many Muslim countries.
In fact, the constitutions of the United States and Canada are very close to the Islamic guiding principles of human rights and freedom. There is no conflict between the Islamic values of freedom and justice and the Canadian /US values of freedom and justice.
Therefore, any attack on Canada and the United States is an attack on the freedom of Canadian and American Muslims. Any attack on Canada and the United States is an attack on thousands of mosques across North America. It is a duty of every Canadian and American Muslim to safeguard Canada and the USA. They must expose any person, Muslim OR non-Muslim, who would cause harm to fellow Canadians OR Americans. We, Canadian and American Muslims, must condemn and stand up against these attacks on Canada and the United States.
May Allah save Canada, the United States and the entire world from the evil of wrong doers. Ameen.
Prof. Imam Syed B. Soharwardy - Calgary Allama Imam Ghalib Hussain Chishty - Calgary Allama Imam Syed Mukhtar Naeemi Houston, USA Allama Imam Muhammad Nasir Qadri - Montreal Allama Imam Abdul Latif Nomani - Vancouver Imam Hafiz Muhammad Zarif Naeemi - Calgary Imam Nizamuddin Sayed Qadri - Calgary Imam Qazi Bashiruddin Qadri - Hamilton Imam Osman Qazi - Toronto Imam Saeed Ahmed Saifee - Toronto Alimah Hafizah Sister Zaheera Tariq - Calgary Imam Ayaz Khan Qadri - Calgary Alimah Sister Fatimah Zohra - Toronto Imam Shahid Bashir Lahori - Calgary Imam Hafiz Intizar Ahmed Qadri - Montreal Imam Sayed Sajid Qadri Calgary Imam Arif Mahmood Naqshbandi - Calgary Imam Muhammad Anees Siddiqui Calgary Sister Shahana Kamil Mississauga Mr. Mushtaq Khan - Mississauga
Today, January 8, 2010, Calgary Imams will be available at the Al Madinah Calgary Islamic Centre, 5700 Falsbridge Dr. NE at 2:00 PM to explain the Fatwa and answer any questions. The other Imams will be speaking about this Fatwa in their Friday sermons.
For further questions, please contact Imam Syed Soharwardy at 403-831-6330 OR email, firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks
Maybe this is really a positive overture by the Islamic Community. I have never seen anything like it before and it looks like a positive step.
There is room for Islam i the west if Islam westernizes itself. Perhaps they are doing just that here.
Time will tell.
“what do you think is going on here? “
It’s a lie that they hope we fall for...
“...what do you think is going on here?”
Self preservation. No way do U.S. or Canadian citizens want to live in the Middle East, even Muslim ones, under repressive regimes.
They may want everyone here to be Muslim, but I suspect they do not really want to live in a totalitarian Muslim regime.
>>> Condeming attacks on north america by terrorists. The lead imam has a terrible record of anti-semetism...what do you think is going on here?
Self defense from the fallout
What would you do if you lived among them, and your country was about to attack?
I think what they are implying is that America and Canada should be protected against attack by Muslims as Muslims are also a part of the community in both countries - which is true.
This looks like a positive overture and should be accepted as such.
Here is the link to his radio discussion tonight.
(On a grand scale.)
I never thought I'd see something like this.
I don’t believe it. It’s another diversion.
8 years too late.
This is the same Imam who took my pal Ezra Levant to the human rights commission in Alberta...gotta watch this video..
I would be happy to be corrected if I’m wrong, but I don’t remember such a strongly and directly worded fatwa being issued after 9/11; even though that attack destroyed a mosque and killed innocent Muslims.
Preemptive strike so they can say, “We have condemned this type of attack,” after the next big ‘man-made disaster.’