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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.’
Well, at least they are saying they are happy here...we are always complaining, and me the first to do it, that never one muslims in US are talking against terrorists - for once they do it so let’s keep an open mind. You know me - I am totally against the islamist invasion but if these guys finally would accept to be American before they are muslims and would defend America first..I guess we have at least to listen - if they really mean it and PROVE it then we have to praise them. What do you think?
**what do you think is going on here?**
CAIR gave the Same SONG AND DANCE just a week or so ago...
Sounds NICE, but you ragheads are a little LATE TO THE DANCE!!
Bring us the head of OSAMA.. then maybe we’ll have a place to start talking... MAYBE.
It's a start, and certainly better than anything I have seem from any Muslim group to date. The next step would be condemning terrorism simply because it is terrorism. Without that Islam will remain a belligerent ideology to all humanity.
Let's repeat this several thousand times.
I don’t think anything in their statement implies they would defend America (or Canada) to any serious extent, but I do agree that it seems like a positive statement which is rarely seen if ever from Imams etc.
On the one hand, Muslim clerics standing up publicly against jihad terrorism is most definitely welcome. On the other, I cannot accept their premise that it’s the presence of Muslims in N. America that makes such attacks evil and appalling.
...but if these guys finally would accept to be American before they are muslims and would defend America first..I guess we have at least to listen - if they really mean it and PROVE it then we have to praise them. What do you think?”
I agree — this may be a breakthrough, a better late than never. The money quote in the fatwa is:
“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.”
This can be the leverage needed by the more responsible parents need to keep their kids from being radicalized by the bad guys.
Yes it’s obviously Taqiyya
The word “Taqiyya” literally means: “Concealing, precaution, guarding. It is employed in disguising one’s beliefs, intentions, convictions, ideas, feelings, opinions or strategies. In practical terms it is manifested as dissimulation, lying, deceiving, vexing and confounding with the intention of deflecting attention, foiling or pre-emptive blocking. It is currently employed in fending off and neutralising any criticism of Islam or Muslims.
What’s going on?
Perhaps it’s just an example of how long it takes a Muslim to think thing out rationally (nine years); but In not holding my breath. I’m sure the other shoe will drop soon enough.
Now that a fatwa has been issued, that will gain approval, it’s only a matter of time until one is issued that won’t.
It’ll be one we don’t like at all.
These folks are nothing if not fickle when it comes to the West
Consider the objects of this message.
The message is being delivered to Muslims all over the world. Islamic terrorists will be unlikely to respond to a statement that they shouldn’t attack non-Muslims. The Imamas, I believe, are delivering a message in terms that are most likely to effectuate the desired results, i.e. bug off terrorist - you attack them and you attack us.
I could be wrong about this and you could be right. But this is the FIRST time I have heard of a Muslim group condemning terrorism. I hope it isn’t the last.
Exactly. If anyone bothered to finish reading their quotes from the Qur’an in context (what comes before and after each quote,) they would know it.
I would advise anyone reading these quotes to LOOK THEM UP. They are not what they appear to be.
They know the attacks by fellow muslims are making them look like jackasses.
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CAIR condemns terrorism all the time. So does the PA in Israel. So do the Saudis. Means...squat.
Well, watch and see and keep your powder dry.
I haven;t seen anything like come out in western European Muslim communities.
We all know what CAIR and the PA are and they have lost all credibility.
Preemptive strike so they can say, We have condemned this type of attack, after the next big man-made disaster.
Yep. Washing their hands. Something big is coming.
They probably realize that Obama will fall for it.
I agree that the ONLY way such a msg can even get heard in most of the Muslim world (although I doubt that any jihad terrorists will care) is with the appeal to protection of fellow Muslims.....
.... yes I’m glad to see any Imams anywhere taking a stand against jihad terrorism..... but I still have to wonder about both motives and effects/outcomes. I don’t trust their motives and I don’t expect it to have any effect on dissuading terrorists. Still, they (the Imams) may as well try!
As others have said, this is a blatant diversion. They know something’s up and will use this as a defense.
Sad thing is some people will fall for it. The west has gotten too stupid to live.
I guess you are right. We have tp be very careful since lie is allowed in their religion - I guess the reason why they are upset is because this nutjob almost blew up Detroit where here is sooo many muslims...ah..ok.. false hope I guess.
As will this. They are getting scared of us. They weren’t before. Muslims were killed on 9/11 and they celebrated in the streets of Newark. They think they have been taking us over by stealth...and they have been, so these “attacks” set their progress back as we become more and more suspicious of them. Suspicion is beginning to turn into aversion, and THAT is what they are trying to stop.
I fear you’re right.
Probably a coded message launching various attacks.
Good point -— is it “coincidence” that we see perhaps the 1st-ever such statement from these 20 Imams just when there has been one attack (fortunately thwarted) and apparently serious intel rumors of more..... and the claim that this terrorist told of around 20 more bombers being prepared.....
Maybe all they want is to try to give themselves some measure of protection and deniability if/when there is carnage. I definitely do question their motives....
Either way, ammo up!
|Never, ever, EVER forget Muslim beliefs from the Qur'an:
Allah is an enemy to unbelievers. - Sura 2:98
On unbelievers is the curse of Allah. - Sura 2:161
Slay them wherever ye find them and drive them out of the places whence they drove you out, for persecution is worse than slaughter. - 2:191
But if they turn renegades, seize them and slay them wherever you find them. - 4:89
When the sacred months are over, slay the idolaters wherever you find them. Arrest them, besiege them, and lie in ambush everywhere for them. - 9:5
Allah has cursed the unbelievers and proposed for them a blazing hell. - 33:60
Unbelievers are enemies of Allah and they will roast in hell. - 41:14
When you meet the unbelievers, smite their necks, then when you have made wide slaughter among them, tie fast the bonds, then set them free, either by grace or ransom, until the war lays down its burdens. - 47:4
(different translation: ) When you meet the unbelievers in the battlefield, strike off their heads, and when you have laid them low, bind your captives firmly.
Oh, for a minute there I thought I had a fatwa.
My thoughts.... that’s nice.
Mmmmmm. Mmmmmmm. Mmmmmm.
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