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Fatwa on Terrorism: Significance and Applicability

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Date: 25th June 2010 Title: Fatwa on Terrorism: Significance and Applicability Speaker: Mr Hassan Mohi-ud-Din Qadri Venue: The City Circle (click for more info) Event Details (Invite only): In recent years, the world has witnessed some tragic terrorist attacks justified through the misinterpretation of Islamic teachings.  Such events have widened the gap between Islam and the West.  Consequently Islam is now one of the most misunderstood religions in the world.  On the 2nd March 2010, Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri issued a comprehensive 600-page ‘Fatwa’ (religious ruling) condemning the perpetrators.  The Fatwa received wide media coverage around the world and started discussions on various online blogs and discussion forums. This Fatwa is a direct refutation of the ideology of Al-Qaeda and the Taliban.  It is one of the most extensive rulings, an “absolute” condemnation of terrorism without “any excuses or pretexts” which goes further than ever and declares terrorism as kufr (blasphemy) under Islamic law.  This ruling aims to help guide those who have been mislead to the path of terrorism.  Its implications are critical for the Muslim world and the West alike. This talk is an opportunity to highlight its applicability in Britain and open Q&A to discuss how it affects the Muslim youth. The Speaker: Mr Hassan Mohi-ud-Din Qadri is a young scholar and an eloquent speaker who is currently doing a PhD in ‘Islamic Constitutional Law’ from Cairo, Egypt. He has completed his Masters in Human Resource Management and Organisational Development from the City University London. He graduated with LLB in 2003 from the University of the Punjab, Pakistan. He has authored many articles on international issues which have been published in various newspapers. He has also authored 3 books.
Mr Hassan has also completed the Islamic scholar course 'al-Shahada al-Aalamiyya' from The Minhaj University and is a direct student of Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri. He has studied under many classical scholars from Syria, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan.
He is currently the President of the Supreme Council of Minhaj-ul-Quran International. Mr Hassan travels frequently to deliver lectures on international issues including preventing terrorism, extremism, concepts of human rights and women’s rights as well as importance of interfaith harmony at various conferences and seminars in the UK, Europe, Scandinavian countries and Canada.