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Tajikistan Ulemas declare war against Salafites

Tajikistan Ulemas declare war against Salafites

RIA Novosti informed that the Ulemas (Islamic scholars) of Tajikistan Islamic centre passed a fatwa (law) which encourages all the believers in the country to fight with local Salaphites.

Tajik Ulemas are sure that activities of the forbidden in Tajikistan “Salafi movement” do not correspond to the religious principles and defy the values of the Sacred Quran. They believe that Salafites cover their deeds under Islamic slogans, while doing things that contradict generally accepted rules.

According to the fatwa, “The so called “Islamic State” and other terror organizations take advantage of Islam. They are Salafites and have nothing in common with the values of Quran”.

Tajikistan Ulemas declare war against Salafites

The scholars from Tajikistan state that Salafi organizations carry a threat for the government and traditions of the society. They claim that young followers of “Salafi movement” are currently fighting in the “Islamic State” group. On their return home, they will be likely to make an attempt to destabilize the situation in the country. Therefore, Muslims of Tajikistan should get together to confront this threat.

It is believed that the first Salafites appeared in Tajikistan in the end of 1990-s. The Supreme Court of the country recognized “Salafi movement as being extremist last December. Based on the data from the law enforcement authorities of the republic, the followers of this organization tend to live in Dushanbe, Isfara, Gissar and Rogun.

Tajikistan Ulemas declare war against Salafites

It is worth reminding that “Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan” was declared to be a terror organization this September. The administration of the party was accused of a coup d’etat attempt. Muhiddin Kabiri was charged with managing a number of armed attacks against security agencies of Tajikistan. The attacks were committed by Abduhalim Nazardo in the beginning of September.