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Published: 08/05/2014 03:47:57 PM GMT
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CAIRO – A leading international Muslim organization has deplored the kidnapping of more than 200 school girls in Nigeria by militant group Boko Haram, considering it a criminal act against the teachings of Islam and calling for the girls immediate release. “The International Union for Muslim Scholars received the news of kidnapping girls...(more)

CAIRO – A leading international Muslim organization has deplored the kidnapping of more than 200 school girls in Nigeria by militant group Boko Haram, considering it a criminal act against the teachings of Islam and calling for the girls immediate release.

“The International Union for Muslim Scholars received the news of kidnapping girls from their schools by Boko Haram with great sadness and regret as an indication of how the hearts of some Muslims have deviated from Islamic Shari’ah which bans these crimes,” the statement obtained by OnIslam.net on Thursday, May 8, read.

“The Union asserts that Islam is completely innocent from these acts deemed far from his teachings and rulings,” it added.

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Muslim organizations worldwide have been calling for the immediate release of nearly 300 schoolgirls kidnapped in Nigeria last April 14.

The kidnappings three weeks ago by the extremist group Boko Haram have led to worldwide attention and condemnation.

Muslims’ anger maximized after Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau admitted kidnapping the girls in a video obtained by the Agence France Presse (AFP) last May 5, threatening to sell them in the market.

Using Islamic teachings as justification for threatening to sell the girls into slavery, Shekau  threats sparked Muslim anger worldwide, asserting that Islam was innocent for all such crimes.

“Islam, a religion of mercy to the worlds, was the first religion to give great care to women's rights,” IUMS statement said.

“Therefore the girls kidnapping is considered a forbidden act and a major sin on which Islam imposes the harshest penalties.”

The union also urged Boko Haram to return to the true teachings of Islam by releasing the kidnapped girls and keeping civilians, especially women, away from political differences.

“The Union urged conflicting parties in Nigeria to study the reasons for the difference to find solutions and prevent the spread of conflict and disagreement,” it added.

India Muslims

Joining Muslims worldwide, All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat, the umbrella body of Indian Muslim organizations, has vehemently condemned Boko Haram in a statement published by Milli Gazette.

In the statement, the group’s president, Dr Zafarul-Islam Khan, he condemned organizations like Boko Haram in Nigeria and the “Islamic State in Iraq & Syria” (Da’ish) as terrorists and enemies of Islam and Muslims.

He said such organizations are puppets in the hand of our enemies to blacken the name of Islam and Muslims, asserting that Islam does not allow kidnapping of innocents, slaughtering or crucifying people.

Dr Khan cautioned Indian Muslims to beware of elements trying to disseminate extremist ideas.

In the Islamic Institute of Toronto, Shaikh Ahmad Kutty, described the actions of Boko Haram as “monstrosities according to the clear dictates of Islam.”

“Due to the gravity of such offences, these actions, perpetrated by anyone, whether Muslim or otherwise, have been classified under the category of Hirabah or terrorism, according to all schools of jurisprudence,” he added in the statement obtained by OnIslam.net.

Similar condemnation to Boko Haram were voiced Al-Azhar, the highest seat of learning in the Sunni Muslim world.

Al-Azhar has also demanded the release of these girls immediately.

Muslim anger has maximized reaching UK and US where leading Muslim group condemned the un-Islamic attacks.

The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the oldest and largest American Muslim umbrella organization, has condemned “the disgusting and un-Islamic actions that the terrorist group known as Boko Haram”.

Another leading US Muslim advocacy group, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), has also condemned Boko Haram’s kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls as "un-Islamic and obscene".

Following the news of the tragedy, more the Association of London Muslims issued a statement Tuesday condemning the kidnapping and forced conversions of more than 200 girls in Nigeria by extremist group Boko Haram.

Boko Haram, a Hausa term meaning “Western education is sinful”, is loosely modeled on Afghanistan's Taliban.

The militant group says it is fighting enemies who have wronged its members through violence, arrests or economic neglect and corruption.

It has been blamed for a campaign of shootings and bombings against security forces and authorities in the north since 2009.

But recently, the sect has carried out attacks against Christians and Muslims alike.

CAIRO – A leading international Muslim organization has deplored the kidnapping of more than 200 school girls in Nigeria by militant group Boko Haram, considering it a criminal act against the teachings of Islam and calling for the girls immediate release.

“The International Union for Muslim Scholars received the news of kidnapping girls from their schools by Boko Haram with great sadness and regret as an indication of how the hearts of some Muslims have deviated from Islamic Shari’ah which bans these crimes,” the statement obtained by OnIslam.net on Thursday, May 8, read.

“The Union asserts that Islam is completely innocent from these acts deemed far from his teachings and rulings,” it added.

Muslim organizations worldwide have been calling for the immediate release of nearly 300 schoolgirls kidnapped in Nigeria last April 14.

The kidnappings three weeks ago by the extremist group Boko Haram have led to worldwide attention and condemnation.

Muslims’ anger maximized after Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau admitted kidnapping the girls in a video obtained by the Agence France Presse (AFP) last May 5, threatening to sell them in the market.

Using Islamic teachings as justification for threatening to sell the girls into slavery, Shekau   threats sparked Muslim anger worldwide, asserting that Islam was innocent for all such crimes.

“Islam, a religion of mercy to the worlds, was the first religion to give great care to women's rights,” IUMS statement said.

“Therefore the girls kidnapping is considered a forbidden act and a major sin on which Islam imposes the harshest penalties.”

The union also urged Boko Haram to return to the true teachings of Islam by releasing the kidnapped girls and keeping civilians, especially women, away from political differences.  

“The Union urged conflicting parties in Nigeria to study the reasons for the difference to find solutions and prevent the spread of conflict and disagreement,” it added.

India Muslims

Joining Muslims worldwide, All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat, the umbrella body of Indian Muslim organizations, has vehemently condemned Boko Haram in a statement published by Milli Gazette.

In the statement, the group’s president, Dr Zafarul-Islam Khan, he condemned organizations like Boko Haram in Nigeria and the “Islamic State in Iraq & Syria” (Da’ish) as terrorists and enemies of Islam and Muslims.

He said such organizations are puppets in the hand of our enemies to blacken the name of Islam and Muslims, asserting that Islam does not allow kidnapping of innocents, slaughtering or crucifying people.

Dr Khan cautioned Indian Muslims to beware of elements trying to disseminate extremist ideas.

In the Islamic Institute of Toronto, Shaikh Ahmad Kutty, described the actions of Boko Haram as “monstrosities according to the clear dictates of Islam.”

“Due to the gravity of such offences, these actions, perpetrated by anyone, whether Muslim or otherwise, have been classified under the category of Hirabah or terrorism, according to all schools of jurisprudence,” he added in the statement obtained by OnIslam.net.

Similar condemnation to Boko Haram were voiced Al-Azhar, the highest seat of learning in the Sunni Muslim world.

Al-Azhar has also demanded the release of these girls immediately.

Muslim anger has maximized reaching UK and US where leading Muslim group condemned the un-Islamic attacks.

The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the oldest and largest American Muslim umbrella organization, has condemned “the disgusting and un-Islamic actions that the terrorist group known as Boko Haram”.

Another leading US Muslim advocacy group, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), has also condemned Boko Haram’s kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls as "un-Islamic and obscene".

Following the news of the tragedy, more the Association of London Muslims issued a statement Tuesday condemning the kidnapping and forced conversions of more than 200 girls in Nigeria by extremist group Boko Haram.

Boko Haram, a Hausa term meaning “Western education is sinful”, is loosely modeled on Afghanistan's Taliban.

The militant group says it is fighting enemies who have wronged its members through violence, arrests or economic neglect and corruption.

It has been blamed for a campaign of shootings and bombings against security forces and authorities in the north since 2009.

But recently, the sect has carried out attacks against Christians and Muslims alike.

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