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Egypt’s grand mufti’s fatwa on peace, security in Afghanistan

27 May 2021 - 18:43
27 May 2021 - 18:43

KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Hajj and Religious Affairs (MoHRA) on Thursday said the grand Mufti of Egypt, Shawki Ibrahim Abdel-KarimAllam, has declared a detailed fatwa about peace and security in Afghanistan at the request of the Afghan government.

A statement from MoHRA received by Pajhwok Afghan News quoted the grand Mufti as declaring that peace, one of important principles of Islam, was paid less attention in Afghanistan. “Even the word Islam means peace,” he added.

Allam in his fatwa said that there were many rules mentioned in Islam for the protection of humans, a reason Islam has forbidden assaulting others, threatening the health of others and creating fears for them.

The grand mufti said Islam counted the murder of one person as the murder of the whole humanity and it was called even worse than the destruction of the home of God (Masjid al-Haram Mosque).

Islamic rules emphasis that the country should be protected against any threats as Allah has tasked humans to work to flourish the earth, not for its destruction, he said.

He added that Islam mentioned serious punishment for those who threaten the security of countries, spread anarchy on land and create chaos.

“Chaos and fear is created by allowing murder of people, creating mischief, looting people’s belongings and making people of a society enemy of each other”.

Allam said calling a government infidel based on various claims or targeting people on the excuse that they are disbelievers as well as killing people under the name of AmrbilMaroof in non-Islamic countries were other types of anarchy.

“Calling these bad activities as jihad is deception, it is called rebellion and occupation, if people have the ability to fight them, they should do it,” he said.

In the Islamic law, killing people and horrifying them is called Hirabah (piracy).

“Doing anarchism on earth, a heavy punishment is mentioned for such people, there are punishments defined for perpetrators of these actions, the punishment is the same as for murder, robbery and adultery because the perpetrators of anarchy regularly commit crimes against society,” he said.

He said that Allah in the Quran states, (translation) “Indeed, the penalty for those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and strive upon earth [to cause] anarchy is none but that they be killed or crucified or that their hands and feet be cut off from opposite sides or that they be exiled from the land. That is for them a disgrace in this world; and for them in the hereafter is a great punishment.”

He said Shariah has forbidden war with those who do not pose a danger. He mentioned another Quran verse, “And fight in the way of Allah those who fight you, but don’t transgress the limits. Truly, Allah does not like the transgressors.”

Allam also mentioned some verses from Quran that forbid violations of agreements.

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