Statements by Muslim Leaders of the World on Sept 11, 2001 Tragedy
"Why have not the Muslim leaders and scholars condemned the Sept
11, 2001 tragedy?" This question is asked many times by Americans and still
being asked. Following are some statements by world renowned Muslim scholars. If
you have not read these statements before, blame the bigoted and biased American
media, not the Muslims!
"Not only did the terrorists hijack planes and destroy
life, but also they hijacked the peaceful religion of Islam and split the
brother and sisterhood of mankind." (Yusuf Islam)
"Hijacking Planes, terrorizing innocent
people and shedding blood constitute a form of injustice that can not be
tolerated by Islam, which views them as gross crimes and sinful acts."
Shaykh Abdul Aziz al-Ashaikh (Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia
and Chairman of the Senior Ulama, on September 15th, 2001)
The terrorists acts, from
the perspective of Islamic law, constitute the crime of hirabah (waging war
against society)." Sept. 27, 2001 fatwa, signed by:
Shaykh Yusuf al-Qaradawi (Grand Islamic Scholar and Chairman of the Sunna
and Sira Countil, Qatar), Judge Tariq al-Bishri, First Deputy President of
the Council d'etat, Egypt, Dr. Muhammad s. al-Awa, Professor of Islamic Law
and Shari'a, Egypt,
Dr. Haytham al-Khayyat, Islamic scholar, Syria, Fahmi Houaydi, Islamic
scholar, Syria, Shaykh Taha Jabir al-Alwani, Chairman, North America High
"Neither the law of Islam
nor its ethical system justify such a crime." Zaki
Badawi, Principal of the Muslim College in London. Cited in Arab News, Sept.
"It is wrong to kill
innocent people. It is also wrong to Praise those who kill innocent people."
Nizamuddin Shamzai, Pakistan. Cited in NY Times, Sept. 28, 2001.
Out on the edge of darkness there rides a peace
'O Peace Train take this country, come take me home again...'