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Jumada I  1432

Volume 27 No 4


In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Submitters Perspective

Monthly Bulletin of the International Community of Submitters Published by Masjid Tucson

How to Uproot Fundamentalist “Islamic” Terror

Fundamentalist “Islamic” terror continues to flourish, thanks to some so-called Islamic scholars. They are poisoning the minds of their followers with ignorant religious decrees and statements that are reminiscent of the Days of Ignorance—an era before the revelation of the Quran to Prophet Muhammad.

We had many examples in the past of the kind of response shown by these scholars against terrorist attacks and suicide bombers.  Here is another typical example of their reaction regarding what happened in Pakistan, as the new year of 2011 began.

Salmaan Taseer, an outspoken governor of Pakistan’s powerful Punjab province, was shot dead Tuesday January 4, 2011 by one of his own guards in the most high-profile assassination of a political figure since former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated in December 2007. Taseer was considered to be the most courageous voice after Benazir Bhutto on the rights of women and religious minorities.

Malik Mumtaz Qadri, the bodyguard, has been arrested after the incident. Qadri said that he shot the Governor because of his

liberal views and criticism of the death penalty given to Asia Bibi, a Christian woman. She has been sentenced to death by a lower court for violating Pakistan’s laws against blaspheming prophet Muhammad.

After he murdered the Governor many people congratulated the assassin and even garlanded him. Before being led away by the police Qadri shouted: “We are ready to sacrifice our life for the prestige of the Prophet Mohammed.” The assassin’s claims suggest that the crime may have had the sanction of security forces. Five hundred Pakistan’s clerics and scholars issued a statement praising the assassin. They said Qadri had “revived the 14-century-old traditions of Islam” and made Muslims worldwide proud.

What kind of “Muslims” are these people?

Instead of condemning the attack and reminding the people with the Quran about God’s laws, some ignorant scholars congratulated the murderer, and treated him as if he were a hero. This is despite what God says in the Quran with reference to grossness of murder.

 

[5:32]  Because of this, we decreed for the Children of Israel that anyone who murders any person who had not committed murder or horrendous crimes, it shall be as if he murdered all the people. And anyone who spares a life, it shall be as if he spared the lives of all the people. Our messengers went to them with clear proofs and revelations, but most of them, after all this, are still transgressing.

It is ironic that these scholars claim to follow Prophet Muhammad’s examples for their reversion to ignorance.  Nothing can be further from the truth. It was Muhammad whom God commissioned to eradicate the era of unjust aggression and ignorance by revealing to him the Quran. Prophet Muhammad was an excellent example for us in following the Quran. God says that the Quran is enlightenment, healing and mercy for the believers. It is fully detailed. It has no nonsense in it and no contradictions.

[10:57]  O people, enlightenment has come to you herein from your Lord, and healing for anything that troubles your hearts, and guidance, and mercy for the believers.

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