IUMS condemns bloody bombings in Beirut, Iraq, any act aimed at civilians

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IUMS condemns bloody bombings in Beirut, Iraq, any act aimed at civilians

All praise be to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His messenger, and on his family, companions and followers.

In agitation, the union followed news of the bombings that took place in Lebanon on Tuesday 18 November that resulted in dozens deaths and injuries and spurred more sectarian tension in the region. The bombings come concurrently with similar bombings and identity murders in neighboring Iraq causing a pause of congregational prayers, and the closure of many Sunni mosques in Iraq. Within view of this, the union cannot but note the imbalanced media handling of the regional incidents.

The union emphasizes and calls for the following points:

1-Berates targeting innocent civilians, the destruction of public facilities, attacks on people in Lebanon and Iraq as Allah Almighty warned the gravity of killing in the verse {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.} [Quran 5:32] and in surah An-Nisa`: {But whoever kills a believer intentionally - his recompense is Hell, wherein he will abide eternally, and God has become angry with him and has cursed him and has prepared for him a great punishment.} [Quran 4:93]. So be mindful of Allah when it comes to killing innocent souls.

2-The union warns all Iraqi and Lebanese citizens the outcome of slipping into sectarian war through identity murder, bombings of embassies, closure of mosques, as such acts only serve the enemies of the nation and homeland, and since sectarian sparks catch fire and hurt everyone including those who spark it.

3-The union calls all reasonable figures in all sects, political parties and officials to resort to dialogue, side with the values of tolerance, and accepting differences to protect the entity of their homeland, and the dignity of the people and block the road to sectarian strife and foreign ambitions.

4-The union pleads to the countries neighboring Lebanon and Iraq as well as friends in the region to exert further efforts to preserve security and stability in the region, affirm the sovereignty of the two countries, and move away from any move that may be interpreted as intervention in their internal affairs.

{And say, "Do, for God will see your deeds, and [so will] His Messenger and the believers. And you will be returned to the Knower of the unseen and the witnessed, and He will inform you of what you used to do.”} [Quran 9:105].

Doha: 20 Muharram, 1435 H

Dated: November 2, 2013 

Dr. Ali Al-Qaradaghi                                                            Dr. Yusuf Al-Qaradawi

IUMS Secretary General                                                           IUMS President