On the 4th of July 2016 a suicide bomber detonated himself in the Prophet’s mosque in Madinah, Saudi Arabia. The Prophet’s Mosque is the second most holy site in Islam and is where the Prophet is buried. The mosque is visited by the millions every year, and all are muslims.
However a group of terrorists chose this site to create chaos and kill civilians. One can’t fathom an attack on a holy site of Islam during the month of Ramadhan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar.
IS is suspected to have carried out the attack but is yet to be confirmed. Calling themselves Muslims and killing fellow Muslims just because they presume everyone else except for them is an infidel.
In no way does Islam allow the killing of civilians, furthermore in the holy city of Medina and in the Masjid. It is just incomprehensible how a group calling themselves Muslims, kill fellow Muslims all over the globe and are labeled as the representatives of Islam by the global media.
To those who attack or kill people in Madinah, here is what the Prophet Muhammad S.A.W. had to say,
I heard the Prophet (ﷺ) saying, “None plots against the people of Medina but that he will be dissolved (destroyed) like the salt is dissolved in water.”
Narrated by Bukhari and Muslim
in another hadith,
…’Medina is a sanctuary from Air (mountain) to Thaur (mountain). So whoever innovates in it an heresy (something new in religion) or commits a crime in it or gives shelter to such an innovator, will incur the curse of Allah, the angels and all the people, and none of his compulsory or optional good deeds will be accepted on the Day of Resurrection…
Narrated by Bukhari, Abi Dawud, Muslim
How does one who seeks the curse of Allah be associated with Islam? It does not make sense to relate the activities of terrorists to Islam when the majority of their victims are Muslims and Muslim nations. Killers do not know a religion, they just kill for whatever perverted reason that they might have.
We denounce those responsible for the killings of innocent civilians and we pray that Allah will destroy those who attacked the Prophet’s Mosque as promised by our beloved Muhammad S.A.W.