Only state reserves right to declare someone ‘wajib-ul-qatl’: Imam-e-Kaaba


ISLAMABAD: Imam-e-Kaaba Shaikh Saleh bin Muhammad Ibrahim has stated that only the Muslim state reserves the right  to call for a person’s death and declare him ‘wajib-ul-qatl’.

Non-state actors cannot declare anyone infidel or apostate, stated Imam-e-Kaaba in an interview with local media outlet after he arrived in Pakistan last week.

On Wednesday, while addressing a Cabinet session, the Imam-e-Ka’aba underscored piety, sincerity and performance as vital ingredients for attaining prosperity and development.

He said that those countries in the world had been in a state of instability which failed to keep unity and harmony among their ranks. He stressed upon further strengthening of the unity and taking decisions in the larger interests of the country, irrespective of personal leanings.

Dr Salih, during a visit to Pakistan in April, had stated that state must take strong action against individuals who wrongly accuse others of blasphemy.

He said that Islam is a religion of peace, forgiveness, and tolerance and Muslims must deliver the message of Islam in a peaceful way.