The Islaamic perspective on the horror of 11th September 2001 and attacks on innocent civilians of the USA


The barbaric attack upon the Twin Towers of the world Trade Centers in New York City USA on the morning of September 11, 2001 through the hijacked passenger planes and the resulting devastation and massacre of thousands of innocent unarmed civilians is unconditionally condemned in Islaam and as such by all Muslims.

In the Holy Qur’aan, which Muslims believe to be the last revelation from Allaah (God), revealed through Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) who Muslims believe to be the last prophet and Messenger of Allaah, Allaah says, with reference to slaying of one son of Aadam (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) by his other son:

That was why We prescribed this for the children this of Israel:
‘He who killed one person, unless it be a person guilty of man-slaughter (murder) or of spreading chaos (mischief) in the land, should be looked upon as though he has slain all mankind, and he who saved one life should be regarded as though he has saved the lives of all mankind.’”  (Chapter 5 verse 32) “As regards the one who kills a Believer (Muslim) willfully (not by error), his recompense is Hell, wherein he shall live forever. He has incurred Allaah’s wrath and His curse is on him, and Allaah has prepared a woeful torment for him.” (Chapter 4 verse 93)

This is a very strong warning! Let me remind you all that as a result of the 11th September 2001, attack on the world trade centers, many many (approximately 200) Muslims were killed along with thousands of others.

As regards Islaam’s ordnance about suicide let me quote to you the saying (Hadeeth) of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)

Narrated by Aboo Huraira (may Allaah be pleased with him) a companion of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)“The holy Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: ‘He who commits suicide by throttling shall keep on throttling himself in the Hell Fire (forever) and he who commits suicide by stabbing himself shall keep on stabbing himself in the Hell Fire.’”  

The verses of the Holy Qur’aan and the saying (Hadeeth) of the prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) are absolutely clear and leave no room for any ambiguity whatsoever.

We say to the mourning Americans, we mourn with you and yet there is no room and no need whatsoever to indict all Muslims by including them among those who Islaam, the Holy Qur’aan, the holy Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) have condemned.   The sinners will be appropriately punished by Allaah.

I say to my beloved Muslims in America, have patience with those few who out of ignorance, hatred and anger are targeting innocent and law abiding Muslims with hate crimes.   By all means report the matter to the police and the FBI who will most certainly take appropriate action. However if we can forgive them in our heart for they do not know what they are doing, it is better and noble of us.

We have received many ‘phone calls and many e-mails of support and encouragement for the Muslims of America. We acknowledge with many many thanks their graciousness toward us, in the hour of the larger grief.

I close with reproducing one such gracious e-mail . . .I imagine that right now you are receiving many reports of Americans expressing anti-Moslem sentiment, including many mindless hate messages.I want you to know that this is not the real America. Unfortunately, as a large country we do have a number of mindless idiots who will lash out at Muslim institutions and people out of nothing more than pure, blind ignorance.  But rest assured that they are the few.  Most Americans understand that one of the reasons we are a great country is the fact that we welcome all people of good faith. Rest assured that we, the real Americans, will stand by you and your right to practice your religion of choice. THAT is the real America. Let this knowledge give you comfort in these trying times.

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