ISLAMABAD: Prominent ulema (Religious scholars) from all over the country have declared Ishtiaq, son of Gull Muhammad and Tahir Mehmood Tareen as mon Muslims and out of the fold of Islam for showing themselves as non Muslims to obtain liquor permits. The ulema said their Nikah stood dissolved and they should repent and solemnise their Nikah afresh adding that legal action should be taken against them. An eminent religious scholar from Islamabad, Maulana Sharif Hazarvi, said those who had shown themselves as non Muslims for obtaining liquor licences stood barred from Islam. If they were married then their Nikah stood dissolved. Unfortunately certain Muslims adopt the way contrary to Islam for the sake of some coins. Wealth will not work for them. Whosoever shows himself as a non Muslim for minting money had no relevance in Islam. If he died in this condition then he would depart from the world as a faithless person. Maulana Abul Khair Zubair of Pakistan Milli Yakjehti Council (PMYC) said, if someone was professing that he was a non Muslim then he had no relevance in Islam and he stood expelled from the fold of Islam. Those who showed themselves as non Muslims for making money could not remain as Muslims. Such elements should offer repentance over their act immediately and enter into the fold of Islam after reciting Kalima Tayyaba again. Legal action should be taken against the elements that shown themselves as non Muslims for acquiring liquor permits. Hafiz Tahir Ashrafi, Chairman Pakistan Ulema Council said those who were showing themselves as non Muslims for obtaining liquor permits were doing wrong. A Muslim should not show himself as faithless for the sake of some coins. Legal action should be initiated against such elements. Any decree (fatwa) against those who showed themselves as non Muslims for obtaining liquor licences could be given by a Mufti. Arif Wahdi, Secretary General Shia Ulema Council said showing oneself as a non Muslim was forbidden and unlawful in Shariah. It was not just in any way. Stern action should be taken against such elements, he added. It may be mentioned here that thedirector of Sun Diplomatic Bonded Warehouse Islamabad, Ishtiaq Ahmad son of Gull Muhammad and Tahir Mehmood Tareen son of Gull Muhammad, had obtained liquor licences by showing themselves as Ahmadis while NADRA records showed that they were Muslims.