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God has said:
Narrated in Saheeh Muslim, #1744, and Saheeh Al-Bukhari, #3015
and he would advise them
Do not betray, do not be excessive, do not kill a newborn child
Narrated in Saheeh Muslim, #1731, and Al-Tirmizi, #1408
And he also said
Whoever has killed a person having a treaty with the Muslims shall not smell the fragrance of Paradise, though its fragrance is found for a span of forty years
Narrated in Saheeh Al-Bukhari, #3166, and Ibn Majah, #2686.
Also, the Prophet Muhammad
has forbidden punishment with fire
Narrated in Abu-Dawood, #2675
He once listed murder as the second of the major sins
Narrated in Saheeh Al-Bukhari, #6871, and Saheeh Muslim, #88
and he even warned that on the Day of Judgment,
Narrated in Saheeh Muslim, #1678, and Saheeh Al-Bukhari, #6533
Muslims are even encouraged to be kind to animals and are forbidden to hurt them.
Once the Prophet Muhammad said
A woman was punished because she imprisoned a cat until it died. On account of this, she was doomed to Hell. While she imprisoned it, she did not give the cat food or drink, nor did she free it to eat the insects of the earth
Narrated in Saheeh Muslim, #2422, and Saheeh Al-Bukhari, #2365
He also said that a man gave a very thirsty dog a drink, so God forgave his sins for this action.
The Prophet was asked
Messenger of God, are we rewarded for kindness towards animals?” He said:There is a reward for kindness to every living animal or human.
Narrated in Saheeh Muslim, #2244, and Saheeh Al-Bukhari, #2466
Additionally, while taking the life of an animal for food, Muslims are commanded to do so in a manner that causes the least amount of fright and suffering possible.
The Prophet Muhammad said
When you slaughter an animal, do so in the best way. One should sharpen his knife to reduce the suffering of the animal
Narrated in Saheeh Muslim, #1955, and Al-Tirmizi, #1409
In light of these and other Islamic texts, the act of inciting terror in the hearts of defenseless civilians, the wholesale destruction of buildings and properties, the bombing and maiming of innocent men, women, and children are all forbidden and detestable acts according to Islam and the Muslims. Muslims follow a religion of peace, mercy, and forgiveness, and the vast majority have nothing to do with the violent events some have associated with Muslims. If an individual Muslim were to commit an act of terrorism, this person would be guilty of violating the laws of Islam.
- This means killing and injuring