With reports emerging that four young men from the city had tried to join the Islamic State (IS) before being prevented by the police, the Jamia Nizamia, one of the oldest Islamic seminaries in south India, has come out strongly against the jihadi outfit.
“The IS is indulging in terror which has no place in Islam”, said Mufti Khaleel Ahmed, chancellor of the Jamia.
Speaking to The Hindu , he accused the IS of causing death and destruction in the name of Islam. The acts of terror perpetrated by the outfit are totally inhuman and intended to tarnish the image of Islam, the Mufti said and charged the IS with following a ‘deviant’ ideology.
Scholars at the Jamia Nizamia, which is considered the ‘Al Azhar’ of India, have cautioned youth against falling prey to the recruitment drive of the IS. “In the name of jihad and caliphate the IS and its agents are misguiding the community”, the Mufti said.
“Muslim youth should not get carried away by emotions and do things which they would rue later”, he said.