Islam does not approve acts of terrorism, abuse of humanity
Posted Monday, September 30 2013 at 01:00
With the recent attack on Westgate mall in Kenya, a number of accusations have been raised on the brutality of Muslims. I would like to stress that any terrorist activity, no matter who carries it out and for whatever purpose, is the greatest blow to peace, democracy, humanity and all religious values. For this reason, no one and certainly no Muslim can approve any act of terrorism. Terror has no place in one’s quest to achieve independence or salvation because it costs the lives of innocent people.
Although there will always be some who exploit it for their interest, Islam does not approve of terrorism in any form. Terrorism cannot be used to achieve any Islamic goal. No terrorist can be a Muslim and no true Muslim can be a terrorist. Islam orders peace and the Koran demands that a Muslim should be a symbol of peace and support the maintenance of basic human rights.
Islam respects all individual rights, and states clearly that none of them can be violated even if doing so would be in the community’s interest. The Koran declares that one who takes a life unjustly has, in effect, taken the lives of humanity as a whole, and that one who saves a life, in effect has saved the lives of humanity as a whole.
This latest terrorist attack at the Westgate mall in Nairobi, is far more than an attack on Kenya, it is an assault against world peace as well as universal democratic, humanistic, and religious values.
Islamic University In Uganda