By: Ali Ragab
On the sidelines of the Fourth International Conference of the Egyptian House of Ifta, held this year under the title: “Renewing the Fatwa Between Theory and Practice”, with the participation of delegations from 73 Islamic, Arab and European countries, El-Marga’a interviewed the Sheikh Said Makram Abdul Qadirzadeh, Mufti and Chairman of the Council of Senior Scholars of Tajikistan .
Zada spoke about the role of Al-Azhar Al-Sharif and the Egyptian Fatwa House in the face of radical and extremist ideas. He also highlighted the Iranian role in targeting his country through the Al-Nahda Al-Ikhwani Party, which Tajikistan classifies as a terrorist organization.
He also revealed the relations between the Tajikistan’s brotherhood, Iran and Egypt, and their role in destabilizing the Tajik state.
How do you see the renewal conference in the fatwa between application and theory?
The renewal of the fatwa between the application and the theory is of great importance at the present time. The Islamic nation is witnessing the extortion of extremist fatwas and the recruitment of young people to fight with terrorist groups such as Daesh, Al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood.
Is there cooperation between the “Fatwa of Tajikistan and Egypt” in the face of these groups?
Yes, there is close and great cooperation between the Fatwa of Tajikistan and Egypt. We share the legal and jurisprudential views in many fatwas. There are teachers from Al-Azhar who work in the Islamic University of Tajikistan and play an important role in conveying the moderate Al-Azhar curriculum to Tajikistan.
What is the role of “Fatwa in Tajikistan” in the face of terrorist groups, especially El Nahda Party, and the Brotherhood?
Dar al-Ifta has a great role in countering radical and extremist ideas, through Friday sermons in mosques. As well as through the booklets and periodicals issued by the House, in addition to the seminars and conferences organized in Tajikistan, and these efforts have the support of Tajik President «Imam Ali Rahman».
In the light of the attempts of terrorist groups, including El Nahda Party and Brotherhood to destabilize the security and stability in Tajikistan .. In your opinion what is the purpose of the implementation of these operations and the latest events in the city «Dangarh»?
The Ennahda Party is an Iranian tool seeking to destabilize Tajikistan. Security has been able to respond to the terrorist attack in the city of Dungarah and to kill the perpetrators of this heinous crime against Tajikistan. These operations are against the teachings of the true religion of Islam. Islam renounces violence and murder. Calls for the preservation of lives, property and homelands.