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What Does Islam Say About Terrorism? Islam, a religion of mercy, does not permit terrorism. In the Quran, God has said: { God does not forbid you from showing kindness and dealing justly with those who have not fought you about religion and have not driven you out of your homes. God loves just dealers } (Quran, 60:8) READ MORE

Is It Permissible in Jihad to Attack Civilian Targets? On the basis of principle, Islam prohibits targeting innocent people such as women, children, and others like them even when there is actually a war being waged between the Muslims and the disbelievers. Disbelief, in and of itself, is not a justification to kill someone. READ MORE

Islam Does Not Tolerate The Killing of Innocents: Islam is portrayed as a religion of “terror” and “killing”, yet this is just one of the most widely held misconceptions about Islam. Allaah Almighty states unambiguously in the Quran (what means): "Nor take life -- which Allaah has made sacred -- except for just cause. And if anyone is slain wrongfully, we have given his heir authority (to demand retaliation or to forgive): but let him not exceed bounds in the matter of taking life, for he is helped (by the Law)." [Quran 17:33] READ MORE

The Fiqh Council of North America Issues Fatwa Against Terrorism: The Fiqh Council of North America wishes to reaffirm Islam's absolute condemnation of terrorism and religious extremism. Islam strictly condemns religious extremism and the use of violence against innocent lives. There is no justification in Islam for extremism or terrorism. Targeting civilians’ life and property through suicide bombings or any other method of attack is haram – or forbidden - and those who commit these barbaric acts are criminals, not “martyrs.” READ MORE

Islam and Terrorism: Myth vs. Reality: At the time of this writing, a controversy has erupted within the Muslim-American community regarding comments made at a U.S. State Department forum by the leader of an organization known as the “Islamic Supreme Council of America.” The speaker, Mr. Hisham Kabbani, spoke on the issue of extremism and U.S. national security. The core of Mr. Kabbani’s message, intended or not, was that 80 percent of the Muslim-American community represents a potential danger to the U.S., due to the presence and influence of “extremists.” . READ MORE

In Regards to the 9/11 Tragedy: Statement of the Fiqh Council of North America on the Day of Remembrance of the Tragic Events of September 11, 2001. The Fiqh [juristic] Council of North America reiterates its earlier, repeated, unequivocal and unqualified condemnation of the destruction and violence committed against innocent men and women on September 11, 2001. READ MORE

American Muslim Scholar Declares: Terrorists are Mass Murderers, not Martyrs: We asked Hamza Yusuf, an Islamic scholar in the East Bay, who said the attackers were ``enemies of Islam.'' Not martyrs, but ``mass murderers, pure and simple.'' Yusuf, whose articles about Islam are published internationally, talked about the attacks, the hysteria that he fears could grip the United States, and the role that Muslims and others must play in opposing violence. READ MORE

Islam and Terrorism: Contemporary Issues a video lecture series given By Dr Bilal Philips. Dr Bilal Philips discusses Islamic view of Terrorism.


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