The Muslim Women's
League condemns the killing of a woman and wounding
of five others at a Jewish center in Seattle,
Washington. In the Quran,
God reveals, "And do not take the human being's
life, which is sacred according to God's law, except
in (the pursuit of justice)..." Thus human
life is a gift from God and must be treated in the
most dignified manner.
It is difficult to endure witnessing images of
killing and massive destruction in the Middle East,
on television and over the internet, but this does
not warrant retaliatory violence against innocent
victims. We must be patient and
persevere and encourage those parties involved to
resolve the conflict in a peaceful and just manner.
God reveals, "O You who have attained to
faith! Be ever steadfast in being conscious of
God, and bearing witness to the truth in all
fairness and never let the hatred of anyone lead you
to deviate from justice......"
July 30, 2006