Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) clerics on Monday released a fatwa condemning terrorists and terrorist operations, declaring that using force against the military and police of the state is haraam (forbidden) under Islamic law (Islamic law).
As terrorism raises its ugly head once more in the nation after the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) ceasefire expires in November 2022, experts from different schools of thought in KP have made a strong statement opposing terrorism.
These scholars come from a variety of institutions, including Jamia Darul Uloom Haqqania, Darul Uloom Peshawar, and the Organization of Al Madaris, which has issued fatwas.
The fatwa also addressed the subject of rebellion against the state, noting that uprisings against the ruling authority at the time constituted sedition and that those responsible should be punished.
It declared that agitation against the Islamic state, as well as sedition and riots within it, are prohibited by Shariah (Islamic law).
According to the fatwa, sedition is regarded as a form of rebellion against Pakistan’s constitution.
The fatwa further states that rebelling against the Pakistani constitution and legal system will result in legal repercussions, as it is against both Sharia and the state to take up arms against law enforcement and military troops.
The TTP and the government’s June 2022 cease-fire were broken in November of the previous year. Since then, it has claimed dozens of innocent lives, and most lately, it has ratcheted up the ante by launching numerous attacks that resulted in the deaths of several people.
The National Security Committee (NSC) recently declared that no nation would be permitted to give sanctuary and assistance to terrorists given the rise in attacks across the nation and that Pakistan retains all rights to protect its citizens. This announcement came in response to the spike in assaults across the nation.