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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
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.