AIMIM president and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi blasted that the activities of the terror group ISIS had nothing to do with Islam. He recalled that what they have done so far, all the Islamic scholars of various schools of thought have condemned it. He has strongly deplored that they have raped people and killed people. Not only killed in a bloody way, they have decapitated bodies and cut heads.
They have burnt a person. These are nothing to do with Islam or teachings of Islam. They have to be condemned. They are bloody murderers and rapists, he added. As for some youth from Hyderabad reportedly trying to join ISIS, Owaisi said none can break the law and that the youth should speak to religious scholars.
Terming the terror group as "khawarij" (deviants), Owaisi advised
India's educated Muslim youth to work for elimination of poverty as this
is the best jihad. He said the youth should learn the meaning of
'jihad' from 'ulema' (Islamic scholars) instead of Google searching.
He deplored that some youth search the meaning of jihad in Google and they see only Hafiz Saeed, who is the biggest enemy of the country. " Owaisi told reporters here. "You can't break any law of the land," he said when asked about the attempts by Muslim youth to go to Iraq or Syria to join the Islamic State. "Why do you want to go there? There are many evils in your neighborhood. Work to eliminate them," he said. "The best jihad is that India's educated Muslims give time to eliminate poverty from their ranks," the MP added.
Owaisi quoted a "hadith" or saying of Prophet Mohammed that struggle against own temptations is "Jihad-e-Akbar" or the greatest struggle. He pointed out that it is unanimous view of ulema of all schools of thought around the world that ISIS are deviants and that they have nothing to do with Islam or Islamic teachings. Owaisi was speaking at a press conference held here in connection with the 'centenary death anniversary' of Hazrat Anwarullah Farooqui, founder of Jamia Nizamia, a 144-year-old institution of Islamic studies.
As part of the events, a seminar will be held on February 14 and 15 and a public meeting on March 20, organisers said. "These are the deceits of the enemy of Islam. They wear shamla (turban) or topi (skull cap) to deceive the world," said Shaikul Jamia or vice chancellor Mufti Khaleel Ahmed when asked about ISIS. Last week, Hyderabad police revealed that a city girl residing in Qatar planned to join ISIS and went up to Turkey but came back without joining the terror group. Police on Jan 16 arrested 32-year-old US-returned techie he was about to leave for Dubai.
Police claimed that Salman Mohiuddin, was on his way to Iraq via Dubai. Last year, the city police had prevented six youths including a former employee of Google, from leaving for Iraq to join IS.Some youth from other parts of the country were also stopped while they were allegedly planning to join the terror group.