Taliban slander Islam through terrorist activities: Ajmer Dargah spiritual leader

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Syed Jainul Abedin, the spiritual leader of the Ajmer Dargah, called the Taliban and said restrictions on women and killings in the name of Islamic law could not be supported.

File photo | A member of the Taliban insurgent and others stand during the execution of three men in Ghazni province, Afghanistan on April 18, 2015. (Photo credit: Reuters)

The spiritual leader of the Ajmer Dargah, Syed Jainul Abedin, said on Saturday that the Taliban are slandering Islam through terrorist activities on behalf of the “Shariyat”.

He said restrictions on women and killings in the name of Islamic law cannot be supported and is a crime in Islam.

Terror and dictatorial activities by the Taliban are fueling hatred of Islam in the world, said the spiritual leader of the Ajmer Shrine.

“The Taliban slander Islam through terrorist activities on behalf of the Sharia (Islamic law),” Abedin said in a statement on the attacks by the Taliban after the capture of Afghanistan.

He said Afghanistan fell into the hands of brutal Taliban and the rule of destruction, restrictions on women and murder had begun in that country.

Such acts on behalf of the “Shariyat” are a crime in Islam and cannot be supported, he said, adding that the Taliban had interpreted the law differently in order to pursue their agenda of terrorism and governance according to their agenda.

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He said people should always prioritize the national interest.

The first duty should be to save our country, maintain unity and peace, and then think of ourselves, he added.

“I strongly condemn those who support and applaud the Taliban’s illegal authority and terrorist ideology,” he said.

He went on to say, “The Muslim of India who is a peaceful citizen does not support or applaud the Taliban’s ideology, which goes against the fundamental tenets of Islam.”

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