The General Iftaa` Department Denounces Targeting Mecca and the Islamic Sanctities
Author : The General Iftaa` Department
Date Added : 30-10-2016

" The General Iftaa` Department Denounces Targeting Mecca and the Islamic Sanctities "


All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of The Worlds, and may His peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Mohammad and upon all his family and companions.
The General Iftaa` Department strongly denounces the terrorist and cowardly act that targeted Mecca and its sanctities.
Allah, The Almighty, has favored His servants with making Mecca and its environs a secure sanctuary. He said: "Have We not established for them a secure sanctuary, to which are brought as tribute fruits of all kinds,- a provision from Ourselves? but most of them understand not. "{Al-Qasas/57}. He also said: " Do they not then see that We have made a sanctuary secure, and that men are being snatched away from all around them? Then, do they believe in that which is vain, and reject the Grace of God?"{Al-Ankabut/67}. He also added: "Who provides them with food against hunger, and with security against fear (of danger)."{Quraysh/4}.
Allah has made any violation committed in the Sacred Mosque  an act of wrong-doing that entails the most grievous penalty, so what should be the penalty of those who intended to attack, destroy, and terrorize the secure people there?!!!Allah, The Almighty, said in this regard: "As to those who have rejected (God), and would keep back (men) from the Way of God, and from the Sacred Mosque, which We have made (open) to (all) men - equal is the dweller there and the visitor from the country - and any whose purpose therein is profanity or wrong-doing - them will We cause to taste of a most Grievous Penalty."{Al-Hajj/25}. Ibn Mas`oud(May Allah be pleased with him) said: "If a man in Adan intended to do wrong at the House of God, Allah will cause him to taste the most Grievous Penalty."{Tafseer Al-Razi, 23/218}. The Muslim faith as well as the human conscience prohibit committing any criminal act against sanctities and places of worship at times of conflict, so honoring these holy sites and ending blood-shed is obligatory and customary amongst nations.
We pray that Allah protects Muslims and their countries against every adversity, and all perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of The Worlds.


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All perfect praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds; may His blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Mohammad and upon all his family and companions.
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