By Muslim Mirror News,
New Delhi: Jamaat-e-Islami Hind has rejected the declaration of ‘Islamic Caliphate’ in Iraq and Syria by the resistance group ISIS saying it has no basis in Islam. Addressing a ‘daawat-e-iftar’ on Saturday at the Jamaat Headquarters here, Ameer (president), Maulana Syed Jalaluddin Umari said the announcement of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, under the name “caliph Ibrahim” as Caliph has nothing to with Islam. “We totally reject it and cannot support it because whatever is happening in Iraq is not to be related with Islam. He said Iraq is witnessing internal turmoil and for this present Maliki government is solely responsible. He said Islam has set some certain principles for selecting a Caliph and the declaration of a so-called Islamic caliphate by extremists triggering insurgency in Syria and Iraq violates shariah law.
Earlier, Egyptian Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, who is based in Qatar, has also declared Al –Baghdadi’s caliphate as ‘void under Sharia’.
Ameer Jamaat also criticized those Indian Muslim groups which have been trying to send Muslim youths to Iraq for fighting along with Iraqi forces. He said it is not a prudent and practical step as well as against the laws of land. He rubbished the idea of sending youths to Iraq against the trained fighters.
On the safe return of Indian nurses to India, Maulana Jalaludduin Umari said it smashed the propaganda that nurses were made ‘sexual objects’ by the ISIS fighters. “Nurses themselves told the media that they were not kidnapped and they treated us like sisters”. He said the government should also focus on bringing back remaining workers from Iraq.