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Allahshukur Pashazade: “We want to tell the whole world and the Caucasus that Islam is against terrorism”

23 September 2005 [09:41] - TODAY.AZ
Sheikulislam Haji Allahshukur Pashazade responded to the questions of the journalists after the press conference dedicated to the results of the sitting of Supreme Religious Board of Caucasian Muslims in Baku yesterday.
A.Pashazade stated that it is 21st century now and common thoughts must benefit from Islam. According to him, this sitting was held against those intending to politicize Islam:” We decided to hold sitting once or twice a year. These meetings can be held in Baku or other cities. We want to tell the whole world and the Caucasus that Islam is against terrorism. All people regardless of their religion can live in Azerbaijan freely and safely”.

A.Pashazade expressed his opinion on women worn headscarf in Azerbaijan. Stating that wearing a headscarf is very important in the principles of Islam religion H.A.Pashazade expressed his concern about some religious figures’ reaction to wearing of headscarf.

According to Koran stated wearing of a headscarf and this must be: “I, as Sheikhulislam have no right to come against God’s will. However, wearing headscarf depends on situation. I am aware of the events happened in some secondary schools. Our laws do not forbid wearing a headscarf. Some officials are likely to take advantage of the situation to seem decent. Those without headscarves are not made to wear it today. It should be better let the women decide themselves whether to wear a headscarf. Such events happen due to misunderstanding not on the level of state”.

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