Fatwa asks Muslims to shun Hafiz Saeed

Fatwa asks Muslims to shun Hafiz Saeed

Fatwa asks Muslims to shun Hafiz Saeed

A fatwa issued by a prominent Islamic seminary has asked Muslims to “shun” Mumbai terror attack mastermind and Jamaat-ud-Dawa founder Hafiz Saeed and not to listen to his sermons.

The religious decree issued by the Bareilly-based Dargah-e-Ala Hazrat, which has a large following in the country and abroad, said that people like Saeed were deemed to be “ex-communicated” from Islam and should be shunned.

“Hafiz Saeed believes in terrorism, which is his ideology...he has tarnished the image of Islam and the Muslims all over the world by his deeds...Muslims should not have any kind of relations with such a person,” said senior cleric at the seminary Mufti Saleem Noori in the fatwa.

The fatwa was issued in response to a query by a person from Jaipur in Rajasthan. The questioner wanted to know from the seminary if a man like Hafiz Saeed should be considered as Muslim and if it was proper to listen to his sermons.

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