Islamic Legal Ruling Regarding
Participation in the Madrid Conference
Islamic Legal Ruling Regarding Participation in the Madrid Conference
below are excerpts of rulings:
[QUOTE]It is forbidden to participate in the Madrid Conference because its goal is to sign a peace treaty with Israel, to legalize it as a State ..........First, all messages and messengers were sent by God to realize justice and right, but the existence of Israel is against this aim as mentioned in Holy Qurâ€™an............Allah instructs the Muslims not to be submissive, and call for peace only when they are the superior power. He reminds them also that He is with them always and He will never deprive them of their rewards for their deeds. Muslims are superior simply because they enjoin the Right, which attitude will always succeed in giving the Muslims the advantage to surpass others..............all the Islamic scholars have agreed that any peace treaty humiliates Muslims..............the peace deal almost cancels Al-Jihad, which is an important act and it should be continued by all Muslims until the Day of Judgement as Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him) has said..............the Muslim scholars allow a temporary truce with the enemy, not a permanent peace treaty. The temporary peace treaty is legal if the Muslim Caliph approves it; however, a permanent peace treaty has not been permitted by any scholar.................the Muslim Caliph, appointed by a Muslim majority, is the only one who is authorized to sign any truce agreement for the benefit of all Muslims, but not a permanent peace treaty or any contract for that matter which legalizes something that is already forbidden. The contract is illegal even if it has been signed by the Caliph himself, so how about the present Muslim rulers who are concerned with their own interests, proud of othersâ€™ civilizations, predate the wealth and potential of all Muslims, and then bargain with the Muslimsâ€™ God-given rights?
..........In accordance with the above-mentioned points of proof, participation in the Madrid Conference is forbidden because its goal is to reach a permanent peace treaty with Israel. ........
This peace is considered a big sin and betrayal to Allah Taâ€™ala, as well as the Prophet (peace be upon him). Finally, the peace treaty is legally, rationally, morally and conventionally nullified and Muslims are not obliged to observe this treaty. On the contrary, they have the right to reject it and deal with the matter according to the public benefit of all Muslims in the present and future.
We have already been notified; Allah is our Witness!
Muslim Scholars Conference
The Holy Al-Aqsa Mosque
Friday, 24 Rabeeâ€™ I, 1412 (1 November 1991).
 All references to the Holy Qurâ€™an have been taken from the Interpretation of the Meanings of The Noble Qurâ€™an in the English Language, by Dr. Muhammad Taqi-ud-Din Al-Hillali and Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan, 1993.