Murder, the most horrendous act of terrorism, is strictly forbidden in Islam.
In a deterring way Allah states that the murder of one person is as evil as killing all people.
In the Qur’an it is stated: “whoever kills a soul
unless for a soul or for corruption [done] in the land - it is as if he had slain mankind entirely.
And whoever saves one - it is as if he had saved mankind entirely.” (Trans. 05:32).
On this basis, the European Council for Fatwa and Research unequivocally condemns the atrocities perpetrated in Paris.
The ECFR stresses that these crimes can by no means be classified as a just struggle.
We share the shock and the horror of what was shown on the internet and television.
As it condemns all types of terrorism; state, individual and extremist groups, the ECFR appeals to the entire world to live in peace.