Kandahar ulema issues fatwa against suicide bombing

Staff Report

2012-12-27

KANDAHAR – The religious scholars of Kandahar Province have condemned suicide bombings and issued a fatwa December 26 saying the tactic goes against the teachings of Islam, Kandahar Governor House said in a statement December 27.

In a December 26 meeting, ulema from Kandahar and neighbouring provinces categorically declared suicide bombing against the Koranic teachings.

Leader of the Kandahar religious committee, Qari Bashir Ahmad told the participants that the Koran forbids human beings from killing themselves and others.

The Koran calls for severe punishment for suicide, Bashir said, and he strongly condemned the killing of innocent people in suicide bombings.

Bashir called on the people of Afghanistan to distance themselves from those who carry out such acts.

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