The World Organization for Al-Azhar Graduates denounced the terrorist blasts that took place in front of a Masjid in Kismayo south of Somalia, which resulted in the death of 2 people and the injury of 12.
It mentioned, in a statement, that targeting, terrorizing and killing innocent people is a criminal and a sinful act that contradicts with teachings of Islam and tolerant Islamic Shariah that calls for preserving lives and souls. Allah Almighty says " that whoever slays a soul for other than a soul, or for corruption in the land, it shall be as if he had slain mankind altogether" [Q. 5:32]. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) also says "Anyone who does not show mercy to our children nor acknowledge the right of our old people is not one of us."
Moreover, it stressed that terrorism violates sanctities of religions or nations. It aims at destabilizing countries and terrorizing innocent people.
It also added that attacking innocent souls is one of the gravest sins as Allah Almighty prohibited killing them. 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 "Do not slay the life which Allah has made sacred, except rightfully." [Q. 6:151]
At the end of its statement, it extended its sincere condolences to families of the victims, wished the injured a speedy recovery and asked Allah to protect the whole world of the horrors from extremism and terrorism