Posted on: 24 May 2013
Tagged by: Woolwich murder
Shaykh Muhammad Yaseen (a student of Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi) speaks out about the Woolwich incident
"The news of the horrific murder in Woolwich today has taken over the hearts and minds of people. The video footage was perhaps more disturbing that a person would carry out a crime in the name of Islam. SubhanAllah! Islam is innocent of any such behaviour. We, the community of Muslims in the UK, strongly condemn this act and show our disapproval to such a crime, on the name of Islam or otherwise. The sanctity of life is sacred in Islam and considered an enormity if violated without justice, indifference to the religion, race or land a person may belong to. The Quran reads 'taking a life is like taking the life of all people'. Islam and Muslims uphold justice and truth in all affairs as was demonstrated by our beloved messenger Sayyiduna Muhammad, upon him be abundant peace and everlasting salutations, throughout his noble life. He did not take the hypocrites to justice despite all their crimes, who had settled with him in Madina al Munawarra, in fear of how Islam and Muslims would be perceived by others. We Muslims have a duty of kindness to the people of this land, to invite them to Islam and introduce them to Allah, the Sustainer of the worlds. We will only be able to successfully do so if we carry love in our hearts for all people. The murder of Woolwich may further harm the portrayal of Muslims and we should do our very best to remove such misconceptions. Our hopes are in Allah for He brings light out of darkness, and life from death."