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Fatwa against terrorist

Dear readers, I create this post because I heard many terrorism issues that tend to be associated with Islam as religion. But through this post I want to say that it is NOT TRUE. If you say that it is personal responsibility, then I'll say yes. I know some of you may be asking within the heart "Why you say that?"

Well, here is my explanation:

1) I'm strongly believe that there are still a lot of good Muslim, even far more than you imagine. I live in Indonesia, the country with the largest Muslim population in the world, and I have many Muslim friends here. They (my Muslim friends) are also condemns terrorism action.

2) Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, President of the country with the largest Muslim population in the world, namely Indonesia, also condemns terrorism action and has been gave his command to the police and law enforcement to investigate, arrest, and judge all the perpetrators who were involved in the bombing cases at Hotel JW Marriott and Ritz Carlton, with firmly and without hesitation.

3) I have been looking for the reaction of Muslim scholars in the two countries which has the largest Muslim population namely Indonesia and India, where the terrorist attacks also happened in both countries. What I want to looking for is whether the Fatwa against terrorist was existed. To know more about "Fatwa" please click here. This is the interesting things for me and perhaps also for you who still doubt. Below is what I has found:


Through searching on internet, I have found a Fatwa decision against terrorism at the website of Majelis Ulama Indonesia (Indonesian Ulama Council), namely: FATWA MAJELIS ULAMA INDONEISA Nomor 3 Tahun 2004 Tentang TERORISME (Fatwa of the Indonesian Ulama Council Number 3 Year 2004 about Terrorism). As we know that Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI) is the highest Muslim authority in Indonesia who have the rights of issuing Fatwa.

This Fatwa has explain the differences between terrorism and Jihad, that is (original quote in Indonesian language):

Terorisme adalah tindakan kejahatan terhadap kemanusiaan dan peradaban yang menimbulkan ancaman serius terhadap kedaulatan negara, bahaya terhadap keamanan, perdamaian dunia serta merugikan kesejahteraan masyarakat. Terorisme adalah salah satu bentuk kejahatan yang diorganisasi dengan baik (well organized), bersifat trans-nasional dan digolongkan sebagai kejahatan luar biasa (extra-ordinary crime) yang tidak membeda-bedakan sasaran (indiskrimatif).
Translated in English:
Terrorism is the criminal act against humanity and civilization that cause serious threat to the sovereignty of the country, the danger to security, world peace and harm the welfare of the society. Terrorism is one of the forms of crime which it well organized, a trans-national crime and is classified as extraordinary crime that does not differentiate the target.
And the law if do the terror is (original quote in Indonesian language):
Hukum melakukan teror adalah haram, baik dilakukan oleh per-orangan, kelompok, maupun negara.
Translated in English:
The law if do the terror is forbidden / Haram, whether is done by individual, group, and the country.

If refers to this Fatwa, it is clear that the terrorists did not carry out the improvement, also did not uphold Allah's religion, and the victims are people who do not know anything, and the deeds of terror is forbidden.


The Times of India wrote: "For the first time ever, Islamic seminary Darul-Uloom Deoband issued a fatwa against terrorism on Saturday, stating Islam had come to wipe out all kinds of terrorism and to spread the message of global peace". And according to Reuters India, Darool-Uloom Deoband is a 150-year-old institute, controlling thousands of smaller Islamic seminaries in India.

The Fatwa signed by Darul-Uloom's grand mufti Habibur Rehman, asserts that: "Islam rejects all kinds of unjust violence, breach of peace, bloodshed, murder and plunder and does not allow it in any form". The Fatwa, still according to The Times Of India, went on to say: "It is proved from clear guidelines provided in the Holy Quran that allegations of terrorism against a religion which preaches and guarantees world peace is nothing but a lie. The religion of Islam has come to wipe out all kinds of terrorism and to spread the message of global peace. Allah knows the best".

Mahmood Asad Madani, leader of Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind, has stated that: "Killing of innocent people is not compatible with Islam. The biggest challenge faced by us today is terrorism (which) threatens to strike at the very root of the secular structure of our society besides causing irreparable loss."


Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh has stressed the importance of rallying all efforts from media and educational institutions to combat terrorism. He said: "The misuse of the religion by extremists is greatly damaging the image of Islam". And the Tibetan spiritual leader, Dalai Lama also said: "It was wrong to tag all Muslims as terrorists". His statement comes a day after the leading Muslims anti-terrorism organization issuing "Fatwa against terrorism" (please read more at MeriNews website).

Therefore, it's clear that terrorist is the problem of terrorist itself, the responsibility of personal or their organization itself, and has NO relevance with religion. Among you may want to say "Why not using national legal system?" For this one I agree with you, but at least all the good Muslim people has sending the message for world peace through the Fatwa against terrorist. Always remember! outside there are still many good Muslim people, even more than that which you imagine. Will you generalize them also? Hopefully NO.

Although I'm not Muslim, I want to defend my Muslim friends (my best friends here) who understood their religion properly. Finally, I'm confused why I rarely heard the publication or discussion for this Fatwa on media like TV, newspaper or internet? Oh... I can understand! But... if you have a blog, hopefully you want to help me to spread this news.

I had ask Jim Belshaw, a blogger from Australia, about the question at the last paragraph, that is, why this important Fatwa rarely get attention from the media? And you may find his interesting answer within his post titled: For Tikno - selection, perception, bias and the MUI Fatwa. And then from Neil, also a blogger from Australia said: "It is as well - again - to remind ourselves that it is not all of Islam we are looking at here, but a perversion". It is interesting to see the opinion from the western people towards the Islamic world, and at this time I refers to Jim and Neil.


  1. Hi Tikno ...
    Nice posting, providing info re: MUI's Fatwa Haram for Terrorism, and only few Muslims are bad. It means a lot to me as a Muslim. Thanks a lot, my friend.

  2. Harry Nizam - You are welcome. Did you also see that the media also able to drive people minds to the left?

  3. kalo saya lihat mendingan zaman orba....semua teroris gag ada yang beranak binak di indonesia, kenapa sekarang banyak sekali yah....

  4. Setuju sekali sama postingan Mas Tikno yakni tidak melihat titik hitam yang terletak di selembar kertas putih.

    Orang jahat itu bukan karena agama yang dipeluknya.

  5. Very fair and indiscriminate topic about terrorism which have been unfairly related to the muslim ummah. I have a funny feeling though that this word of 'terrorism' is simply manipulated and orchastrated by a group of people who is against religious tolerance. Terima kasih di atas pos ini.

  6. Nyegik - Tiap jaman punya masalahnya sendiri, dan teror itu juga terjadi di negara lain.

    Seno - Terimakasih. Semoga Seno ikut menyebarkan pesan perdamaian ini di blog Anda dan katakan bahwa Islam juga menentang terorisme.

    Kayusugi - Thank you. May be a few people who want to create their own world, lack of knowledge and false insight.


  8. You are right Tikno a majority of Muslimscondemn terroriwmand are not supporters. In India we have a huge problem with them.

  9. Hi Tikno,

    it is my strong belief that no one should kill the innocent....

    if you really want to fight,fight on the level ground, you've got M16,i hv got mine...

    i condemn those who kill the innocent, and claiming that they are doing it for the sake of God

  10. Dear Bro Tikno,
    I never even once thought that muslims are bad. It's all in a mindset of a certain group of people with wrong thinking and action.
    I am saying NO to terrorism and War! Thank you for this post! regards

  11. The Islam of Indonesia and India are different. Fundamentals do not like the type of Islam followed in these two countries. Mainly influenced by the Wahaabi school of Islam from Saudi Arabia, whose greatest adeherent is Osama Bin Laden and his followers and admirers are the ones creating the problems and getting a bad name for Islam as a whole.

  12. Once I wrote on FB status that people should not condemn the terrorism but fight it, just declare a war to the terrorism.
    some people asked me how to do; this is my answer: Start by having a peaceful mind, do not hate to each other, do not follow the hate suggestion from anybody.
    I also encourage the religion leaders to show their efforts in preventing terrorism acts, they must educate their follower to have a peaceful mind and tolerance behaviour.

  13. Say no to any activity of Terorism.....I believe Allah not Silent.against the terorist......
    Hi nice to know$it you today w/ my $mile one.....have a great weekend....pls vi$it me friend...thank you

  14. This is, I think, a sympathetic post of yours. And you are right of course: nobody but the perpetrators and their spiritual leaders are responsible. They and only they should be treated as ordinary criminals.

    In as far as they claim to act in the name of their religion they incriminate true and sincere believers. That´s sad.

  15. Tikno ...
    For traditional media the most important thing is to tell stories that would draw public attention.
    That's why they their slogan is
    " Bad News is Good News "

  16. Yiehaa - Agree.

    Amrita - Maybe influenced by political problems between India and Pakistan.

    Eugene - I believe they are afraid if face-to-face with you directly, even if you have not armed.

    HoneyBUZZ - You are a good person.

    Rummuser - If so, they are naughty children who not obey to the command of their parents.

    Prihandoko - Agree with you that religious leader must educate their follower to have the peaceful mind and tolerance behavior. Good idea!

    Lidia - Nice to meet you also. I'll visit you.

    Colson - They are "naughty children" who using the "false truth" to rebel against their parents. The false testimony is similar with lying.

    Harry Nizam - Aha... the best marketing strategy for media.
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  18. Hi TIkno.. a nice post! I didn't even know about the Fatwa. Thanks to put the link here and straighten misperception about terrorism and Islam..

  19. Krulayar - Thank for your comment. Btw, who are you and from what organization?

    Nadia - You are welcome. Hopefully you will do the same.

  20. Anonymous2/8/09

    udah lah.. aku gak mau ngbahas ini lagi

  21. It is so sad that all Muslims are being put into the same category that they are all terrorists which is not true. Most are loving and kind people, it is just a few that are not. There is good and bad in all populations no one should be condemned because of their religion or color, it is just wrong to do that. We are all one. I for one am for peace and love, I hope one day we will have world peace.

    Love and Blessings,

  22. mas tikno, thanks heaps for sharing this. no religion and no believer in the world tolerate terrorism, as well as colonialism.

    and i, as well, condemn terrorism.

  23. My Thankfulness for your deep condolence..

  24. AeArc - Saya ngebahas yg menurut saya adalah hal yang baik.

    AngelBaby - Yes, we should not generalize all things.

    Marshmallow - I agree with you.

    Mama Hilda - You are welcome.

  25. Sepakat mas, terorisme hanya membuat masyarakat jadi gak tenang. Semoga pemerintah bisa segera mengatasi masalah terorisme ini

  26. Pondokku - Semoga Anda bersedia memposting berita tentang Fatwa yang baik ini di dalam blog Anda.

  27. I'm highly appreciating this post.Wonderful thoughts, and even the various comments are very nice. If all of you, my dear brothers and sisters, are also speaking Bahasa Indonesia, my long comment for this nice post was available in

  28. Dasanrangarajan - Thank you. I will visit your post.

  29. terrorism are not related to religion but hatred

  30. Rachmat - I agree that is not related to religion.
    But... I confused to your word "hatred". Hatred to whom?

  31. I am not Muslim but I understand that the real Muslim way is the way of peace not war and fighting. It is just sad that many others choose the bloody and brutal way.

    It would be nice everybody will just be kind to one another.

  32. Ness - Hopefully the others will thinking like you.

  33. Very good post. I like to read it. Thanks for making a meaningful article and thanks for your fair opinion.

  34. Line - You are welcome. :)

  35. salam sobat,,trims kunjungannya ke ALJUBAIL.S.A,,met kenal.

  36. Nura - Salam kenal juga dan selamat datang di blog saya.

  37. Neslihan - Welcome to my blog.

  38. Anonymous27/12/09

    Opulently I assent to but I about the list inform should prepare more info then it has.

  39. Anonymous - If you know more info please let me and others know.

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