Fatwa Council bans any association with Islamic State

PUTRAJAYA: The National Fatwa Council issued an edict that forbids Malaysians to join, support or assist the Islamic State Caliphate (IS).

Council chairman Tan Sri Dr Abdul Shukor Husin (pic) said the council made the decision at a special meeting on Monday.

“We had previously spoken against IS, that it was confusing the faithful here while promoting their form of jihad which is against the teachings of Islam.

“Today, the council is issuing an edict forbidding Muslims here to join, support, assist or help IS,” he told reporters after chairing the special conference.

He added that the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) was working closely with the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission to monitor and close websites promoting the IS ideology.

Last October, the council declared as unIslamic the call of jihad and martyrdom by IS.

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