Muslim clerics associated with Delhi based ‘Jamaat Ulama-e-Hind’ claimed that they would soon issue a fatwa backed by at least a 1,000 prominent signatories, urging Muslims to refrain from joining any violent protests that take place in the name of Prophet Muhammad.
They said while no insult to the Prophet will be tolerated, peaceful dialogue was the only way to a solution as the Prophet’s teachings profess love and peace.
Talking to reporters, Maulana Sohaib Qasami, head of the outfit that was launched in 2015, accused Maulana Arshad Madani and Mahmood Asad Madani, who are steering the rival factions of prominent Muslim organisation Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind, members of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board and AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi of “instigating Muslims to take to protests”, which have ended up seeing violence.
This comes in the backdrop of the ongoing controversy and incidents of violent protests in different parts of the country following anti-Prophet remarks by two BJP members — one recently expelled and the other suspended after a backlash from many Islamic nations.
Asked about the appeal of the Mahmood Madani faction for peaceful protests, Qasami said it had not been heeded and those indulging in violent protests should be called out.