The World Organization for al-Azhar Graduates condemned, in a statement released today, the terrorist bombing that took place on Friday in central Somalia. A suicide bomber exploded himself in front of a stadium in Galkayo city, where Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble was scheduled to attend an event at it. The attack resulted in the death of more than 16, 10 of them are of civilians besides a number of military commanders.
The statement underlined that the Islamic Shari'ah prohibited killing the innocents as Allah Almighty says: "And do not slay the soul [whose life] God has made inviolable, except with due cause" [Q:17:33]. Again, Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) said: "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].
The Organization stressed the necessity of uniting against terrorism in order to eradicate such plague and save humanity, adding that assaulting and terrifying the innocents had never been stipulated in any of the heavenly religions.
The Organization concluded its statement by presenting its condolences to the government and the people of Somalia and the victims' families, praying to Allah Almighty to protect the world against the atrocities of terrorism and extremism.