Sunday Oct 29 2017

No one can be declared ‘wajib-ul-qatl’ except by state: Imam-e-Kaaba

Speaking in Geo News show Jirga, Imam-e-Kaaba said that non-state actors cannot declare anyone infidel or apostate

ISLAMABAD: Imam-e-Kaaba Shaikh Saleh bin Muhammad Ibrahim has said that an individual has no authority to call for a person’s death and declare him ‘wajib-ul-qatl’ and only a Muslim state has the power to do so.

Non-state actors cannot declare anyone infidel or apostate, said Imam-e-Kaaba speaking in Geo News show Jirga, after his arrival in Pakistan last week.

On Wednesday, while addressing a Cabinet session, he said that the nation must stand united to rise above personal motives and take decisions in favour of the national interests.

"The three conditions of progress are fear of God, sincerity, and deliverance," he added.

Dr Salih, while on a visit to Pakistan in April, said that those who falsely accuse people of blasphemy should be dealt with strictly.

He said that Islam is a religion of peace, forgiveness, and tolerance and that people should be given the message of Islam in a peaceful way.