Salman Taseer’s murder was illicit, Mumtaz Qadri’s act was not right: Mufti Taqi Usmani
Shiite News: Renowned Debandi Aalim and former judge of Federal Shariat Court Mufti Taqi Usmani has declared Salman Taseer’s murder as a wrong act.
Mufti Taqi Usmani is considered as a leading religious scholar of Deobandi school of thought and his opinions and views possess great importance in the sect therefore, his statement regarding Salman Taseer’s murder has created problems for molvis supporting Mumtaz Qadri.
During a lecture on Hadith at Dar-ul-uloom, Karachi, he was asked by a student whether the punishment for the act of blasphemy is death according to Hanfi school of thought and what did he think about Salman Taseer’s murder? He replied “death is not the punishment for the act of blasphemy, according to Hanfi school of thought and a ruler has the power to issue verdict regarding the matter”.
Taqi Usmani also expressed that he did not consider Mumtaz Qadri’s act as right.