No Namaz-e-Janaza for terrorists, sympathizers: Clerics

The Dargah Ala Hazrat’s clerics have issued a new fatwa that bars the recital of burial prayers (the ‘namaz-e-janaza’) for any person associated with terrorism.

On the occasion of Eid, the clerics of the influential seminary , which is known for passing progressive fatwas send out a strong message by announcing that if any person with terror connections dies, the ‘namaz-e-janaza’ would not be read during burial services for him.

“On the pious occasion of Eid, the Sunni Barelvi Markaz sends a strong message that no maulana, mufti or other religious leader will read the ‘namaz-e-janaza’ for anyone associated with terrorism in any form. By this, we want to lodge a strong protest against terrorism,” said Mufti Mohammed Salim Noori, general secretary, Tahreek-e-Tahaffuz Sunniat (TTS), which is a wing of Dargah Ala Hazrat.

‘Namaz-e-janaza’, is important for Islamic last rite is a special prayer offered by clerics seeking blessings for the deceased, and it is read before a burial.