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Osama not a Muslim if Wahabi: Ulema

September 05, 2006 16:48 IST
Last Updated: September 05, 2006 17:06 IST

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The religious followings of Al Qaeda leader and international terror mastermind Osama bin Laden came under scanner on Tuesday after an ulema declared he could not be termed as a Muslim if he followed the Wahabi sect.

Talking to reporters in Lucknow to clarify his fatwa on declaring the marriages in a Moradabad village as void, mufti-e-shehr, Mufti Abdul Mannan Kalimi said people who follow the Deobandi or Wahabi sect within the Muslim community are not Muslims.

He said this after a section of the media a reported Osama bin Laden as a Wahabi.

Incidentally, Mufti Kalimi had issued a fatwa, declaring people who had attended a 'namaz-e-janaza' led by a Deobandi sect Maulana as non-Muslims. He had also termed their marriages as void.

He said his fatwa was in the light of a similar decree issued a 100 years ago by Maulana Ahmed Raza, a respected leader of the Sunni sect of the Muslim community.


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Number of User Comments: 16

Sub: Fatwas and Mullahs

Since the last few years the number of Fatwas being issued in India, a secular country, by the so called protectors of Islam is on ...

Posted by Murthy

Sub: He himself is a non muslim.

Terming Maulana's dirty opinion to a "Fatwa" is disrespect of the word "Fatwa". These kind of people spread hatred among people on the name of ...

Posted by Shahid

Sub: Osama not Muslim.

A good chance Osama, now you have reason to kill all the Muslims also !!! (A useless topic on rediff)

Posted by Trust

Sub: Osama not Muslim:Ulema

It is strange that the Ulema while declaring some group as non-muslims has declared the marriage as void . It is understood what authority he ...

Posted by Raghavan

Sub: osmana not muslim

Oh god one more controversy...will this mullahs keep their mouth shut and let muslims decide themselves.First islam doesnt beleives in caste colour and creed so ...

Posted by A.khan



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