Q. What do the �Ulama of Deen & Sharee'ah say about the Islamic Movement of Taliban which started in Qandhar, Afghanistan & quickly spread over the whole country? It claims to be an Islamic Revolution. What say the �Ulama about joining this Movement & giving monetary aid? If someone joins it & is killed in the battle will he be a Shaheed? Can a person join it even without the permission of his parents? Some people call the people behind the Movement as Rebels.
Please answer and oblige. Al-Mustafti, Sher Ali Participant, Dawrah Hadeeth Jamia Islamia Imdadia Faisal Abad, Pakistan 7, Jamadi-Thaani, 1416 H.
With the name of the Inspirer of All Truth.
A. The Taliban Movement has come into existence to put an end to chaos, cruelty, murder, destruction, plundering & robbing, adultery, wickedness, all things evil & its aim is the implementation of the Laws of Islam. On the hands of the Ameer of the Movement virtuous people from all the Provinces of Afghanistan have offered a Shara�ee Bai�at. Some weeks ago, in a special gathering, one thousand five hundred �Ulama offered Bai�at on the hands of the Ameer-ul-Mu�mineen. Thus the Ameer-ul-Mumineen is the Sharaee Ameer (leader) & under his aegis the war which is being waged for the eradication of tyranny, adultery, wickedness & for the implementation of Sharee`ah is undoubtedly Shara�ee Jihaad. In fact it is more important and holy than all the other Jihaad going on in the world today. For, as a result of this Jihaad, Islam is being promptly implemented & the Kalima of Allah is being exalted. In the areas under the Taliban Government every kind of wickedness and immorality, cruelty, murder, robbery, songs & music, TV, VCR, satellite dish, immodesty (be-purdagi), travelling without a mehrum, shaving-off or trimming the beard, pictures & photographs, interest, have all been totally banned. Islam reigns supreme. As Shara�ee Bai�at has been taken on the hands of the Leader of the Movement & he holds absolute power of implementation too, so anyone who opposes him will be called a rebel according to Sharee'ah. It would then be a fardh to execute him. Whomsoever is called for Jihaad by the Ameer it would also be a fardh upon him to obey. But if his parents are old and sick & there is no one else to look after them, then it would be a fardh upon him to look after them only. And Allah Ta�ala knows best.
Written by: Muhammad Moosa Darul Ifta-e-Wal Irshad 7th Moharram 1417.
Certified by: Mufti-e-Azam Hazrat Mufti Rasheed Ahmad Ludhyanvi Sahib