The implementation of the Shariah is the mission of the Taliban but the unfortunate aspect of this mission is that they interpret the Islamic laws relating to the implementation of Shariah as forceful and often violent enforcement of their version of Wahhabi Islam that does not leave any room for personal freedom in matters of Deen clearly mentioned in Quran. In every sphere of life, people with canes and lashes will move about forcing people to act according to their interpretation of good and evil. For example, the members of ‘Amr bil Ma’ruf nahi Anil Munkar’ will roam the streets and prevent girls from going to school as it is against the Shariah, according to their understanding of Islam.
There will be groups in offices, schools, colleges, markets where they will watch people and force them to act according to their diktats. They can even enter houses without the permission of the owner of the house and inquire about the violation of Shariah by the members of the house. The basis of the article is a Hadith about ‘Amr bil Ma’ruf nahi Anil Munkar’ which has been interpreted as the basis of a group which will take the law in its own hand and punish people for alleged violations of Shariah laws. There have been reports of human rights violations by such Jihadi groups where the so-called members of ‘Amr bil Ma’ruf nahi Anil Munkar’ in the conflict ridden zones of Syria, Afghanistan and Pakistan took the law into their own hands and ‘punished’ the ‘offenders’.
We are reproducing the English translation of the 2nd part of the article titled ‘The duty to enjoin good and forbid evil in Islam’ published in the June 2013 of the Taliban mouthpiece, Nawa-e-Afghan Jihad which presents their advocacy of a rigid interpretation of the implementation of Shariah. – New Age Islam Edit Desk