Thursday, September 29, 2016
Russian Council of Muftis criticizes Grozny fatwa on 'Who Is recognized as true Muslims'.
Russian Council of Muftis criticizes Grozny fatwa on 'Who Is recognized as true Muslims'. (Caucasianknot).
The final document of the Islamic Conference, held in Grozny, should be revised, says the resolution of the Council of Muftis of Russia.
The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that the Islamic Conference "Who are they – Sunnah followers?" held in Grozny on August 25-27 adopted a fatwa (a punishment resolution), according to which only the followers of the Sufi tariqa (Muslim spiritual way) are recognized as true Muslims.
The fatwa treats supporters of Salafism as dangerous separatists. Well-known religious leaders of Russia and the Arab world have criticized the final documents of the Islamic Conference.
The sitting of the co-chairmen of the Council of Muftis of Russia was held on September 26 at the Moscow Cathedral Mosque, headed by Ravil Gainutdin, the Mufti of the Spiritual Administration of Muslims (SAM) of Russia. The resolution of the sitting was posted on the website of the Moscow's SAM on September 27.
According to the resolution of the conference, the agenda assumed a discussion of "the most important and still topical issue regarding the acceptance or rejection of the Grozny fatwa 'Who are they – Sunnah followers?'"
Religious leaders have called it necessary to reconsider and significantly modify its wording, "in view of the fact that it makes a split within the country, as well as among the domestic and foreign Muslim community," says the press release of the SAM. Hmmmm.....A new Schism in the 'Religion of peace' in the make?
Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.
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