The World Organization for Al-Azhar Graduates condemns the knife attack that took place on Sunday, 6 September 2020 in the Coastal resort of Sousse. A police officer has been killed and another wounded in the attack. Three terrorists were shot dead after the incident which is being described as terrorist attack.
In a statement released by the Organization, it mentioned that Shariah (Islamic Law) called for preserving human lives as well as human rights. It also threatened the one who sheds blood, violates the sanctity of money or terrorizes peaceful people to receive punishment in the world and hereafter. Allah Almighty says "The only reward of those who make war upon Allah and His messenger and strive after corruption in the land will be that they will be killed or crucified, or have their hands and feet on alternate sides cut off, or will be expelled out of the land. Such will be their degradation in the world, and in the Hereafter theirs will be an awful doom." [Q. 5:33].
It also added that attacking innocent souls is one of the gravest sins as Allah Almighty prohibited killing them. In this regard, Allah Almighty says "If a man kills a believer intentionally, his recompense is Hell, to abide therein (Forever): And the wrath and the curse of Allah are upon him, and a dreadful penalty is prepared for him." [Q. 4:93]. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) also said in this regard "Avoid the seven destructive things." It was asked: (by those present): "What are they, O Messenger of Allah?" He replied, "Associating anyone or anything with Allah in worship, killing of someone without a just cause whom Allah has forbidden…” (Narrated by Al-Bukhari and Muslim)
At the end of its statement, it extended its sincere condolences to families of the victims and asked Allah to protect the whole world of the horrors from extremism and terrorism.