May 20, 2009 Special Dispatch No. 2365

Al-Qaradhawi, Al-Sudayyis, Other Prominent Arab Islamic Scholars: Kashmiri Movement Is Jihad

May 20, 2009
Special Dispatch No. 2365

Several prominent Arab Islamic scholars and Mecca imams, have criticized Taliban leader Maulana Sufi Muhammad for saying that the Kashmiri movement is not jihad because it does not seek to enforce Islamic shari'a. Among the critics are leading Sunni cleric Sheikh Yousef Al-Qaradhawi, head of the International Union of Muslim Scholars and Sheikh Abd Al-Rahman Al-Sudayyis, imam of Al-Haram Mosque in Mecca. The following is a summary of statements by these and other prominent figures: ...

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