In the name of GOD, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
There is no other god beside GOD

ISIS disobeys God by kidnapping and murdering Christians

ISIS / ISIL continues on the path of evil by committing oppression and murder; actions are completely against Submission (Islam). The Quran teaches absolute freedom of religion.

Masjid Tucson condemns the continued evil behavior by the terrorist group that calls itself ISIS (also known as ISIL). Recent news reports (e.g., by NPR) suggest that this terrorist organization continues to unlawfully kidnap Christians and commit murder against innocent victims. ISIS's actions are completely against God's words in the Quran.

The Quran proclaims absolute freedom of religion (2:256, 18:29). Therefore, the practice of targeting innocent people because of their religion is a Satanic innovation which violates a number of Quranic principles (2:256; 4:90; 10:99; 18:29; 88:21-22).

No Compulsion in Religion

[2:256] There shall be no compulsion in religion: the right way is now distinct from the wrong way. Anyone who denounces the devil and believes in GOD has grasped the strongest bond; one that never breaks. GOD is Hearer, Omniscient.

Further, the Quran prohibits any form of aggression or oppression, irrespective of the religion of the victims (5:32, 2:85, 5:87, 2:190, 2:217). God teaches us that life is Sacred (6:151, 17:33, 25:68, etc.). By disobeying God and blatantly killing innocent people, the terrorists distort the religion of Islam into a Satanic cult (42:20).

[5:87] O you who believe, do not prohibit good things that are made lawful by GOD, and do not aggress; GOD dislikes the aggressors.

We encourage people to read the Quran to find out the truth for themselves. God teaches us in many verses (e.g., 2:62, 5:69) that anyone who (1) believes in God, (2) believes in the Hereafter, and (3) leads a righteous life, will go to heaven, regardless of the name of their religion.

Unity of All Submitters

[2:62] Surely, those who believe, those who are Jewish, the Christians, and the converts; anyone who (1) believes in GOD, and (2) believes in the Last Day, and (3) leads a righteous life, will receive their recompense from their Lord. They have nothing to fear, nor will they grieve.



Editorial, February 2015

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