Founder leader of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba and leader of Jamat-ud-Dawah (JUD), Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, has said killing of innocent people through bomb explosions and suicide attacks is strictly prohibited in Islam and is against the Sharia during a sermon at a prayer meeting in Lahore on Friday.
"Islam strictly forbids shedding the blood of innocent people, nor even that of a non-Muslim, or a non-believer, and there is clearly outlined punishment for such horrendous acts in Islam," a JUD press release in Islamabad quoted him as saying.
His comments followed many prominent clerics, including those affiliated to prominent religious party Jamaat Ulema Islami (JUI) headed by Fazlur Rehman.
In his speech, Saeed said Islam has accorded basic human rights to mankind and a Muslim state is expected to stringently adhere to them to maintain law, order, and harmony in society because states, which fail to give their people justice and due rights, do not survive for long.
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