World Bulletin / News Desk
Conference of Islamic Ummah supporting Syrian people ends in Istanbul
A "Conference of Islamic Ummah supporting the Syrian people" organized by the Union of World Muslim Scholars and Union of Syrian Scholars ended in Istanbul on Tuesday.
At the end of the conference held at the Cevahir Hotel, Secretary General of the Union of World Muslim Scholars Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ali al-Karadagi read a declaration involving five fatwas in the Arabic language.
The first fatwa said that being on the side of the Syrian people was obligatory from a religious perspective.
The second fatwa said that the leaders of the Islamic world had to extend financial and spiritual support to the Syrian people, including providing weapons and arms.
The third fatwa said that helping Syria and the Bashar al-Assad regime was unlawful from a religious perspective.
The fourth fatwa said that the scholars should not be silent on the rightful struggle of the Syrian people.
The fifth fatwa said that killing humans, regardless of their identity, color and sect was not permissible.
Among those participating in the two-day conference was Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi and Member of the Union of Syrian Scholars and Syrian National Council Yaser Mesheddi.
A garrison loyal to President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi has held out in the city largely surrounded by the Huthi rebels and their allies who control the capital Sanaa and much of the north.
The building, dating from the early 1960s and including a shopping centre and clothing workshops, had been evacuated, but firefighters were battling the blaze inside and it was not immediately clear if there were casualties.
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