The Islamic Emirate’s spokesman, Zabiullah Mujahid, said that the leader Mawlawi Hibatullah Akhundzada has not issued any decree about war in Pakistan, but the Darul Ifta office of the Islamic Emirate issued a Fatwa which prohibits people from going to war abroad without orders of the leader of the Islamic Emirate.
He said that based on the Fatwa, sending people to war abroad should be based on orders of the leader of the Islamic Emirate.
“This is clear. This is the Sharia order, which has been given by the Darul Ifta of the Islamic Emirate not by Amirul Momineen (Islamic Emirate leader). The Darul Ifta has stated the Mujahideen (Islamic Emirate’s troops) going out of the country for war is not Jihad and that in such situations the order of the Amir or permission of the Amir of the Muslims is compulsory,” he said.
This comes as some Pakistani media reported that the Islamic Emirate issued a decree which prohibits war in Pakistan. The report said that the senior members of the Islamic Emirate does not want the decree to be leaked.
Meanwhile, the head of Jamaat-i-Islami of Pakistan, Sirajul Haq, said on social media that the Fatwa (formal ruling or interpretation on a point of Islamic law) by the Islamic Emirate’s leader, Mawlawi Hibatullah Akhundzada, against terrorism in Pakistan is a welcomed step.
He said that peace in Pakistan is necessary for peace in Afghanistan.
Mufti Abdul Rauf, a religious cleric and a figure close to the Islamic Emirate, in a video clip said that the Afghan citizens are not responsible for war abroad.
The Jihad of other countries is not on the people of Afghanistan. The principle of this decision which the Taliban made abroad (in Doha) is in line with Sharia. Even if the Ulema were thinking of something else, they should refer to the books, which I will mention for them. So there is no Jihad compulsory for individuals. And as there is not equal power, the Amir is exempt because the power is not equal (to other major countries) and Jihad is not compulsory for the Amir either.
"About Pakistan, I must say that the issues in Pakistan are internal including the political, economic and security crisis,” said Wahid Faqiri, a political analyst.
Meanwhile, some Pakistani officials urged the Islamic Emirate leader to make public decree about prohibition of war in Pakistan.