Why Don’t We Hear Imams Condemn Terrorism?

Why have we not heard a single word from Muslim leaders condemning violence, destructure and terrorism? Why?

We Don’t Hear Anything From Imams – Why?

Why? Good question. Fact is – Imams everywhere have spoken out clearly against terrorism since the very beginning of all of the problems – but the real question should be:

Why the Media Doesn’t Tell You the Truth?

I personally have heard thousands of imams speaking against this including myself – but your western news media NEVER PUBLISHES IT!)

So, maybe you should start by asking the media – the newspapers – the magazines – radio shows – TV news – “Why are you guys NOT PUBLISHING THE FACTS?” – Because we have over 340 imams on many websites, documents and live speeches – all publicly declaring over and again, ISLAM CONDEMS TERRORISM! Just take a look at the attached document

By the way, after you read this document, we ask you the question: “Are you going to just sit there – or are you going to start emailing this link to everyone you know, so they can read the truth?” – Or are you going to sit back and do nothing, just like all of the media?

Here is one of many documents published in the last six years where Muslim leaders, Imams, Sheiks and teachers of Islam have all spoken out and even signed these documents – in public – hoping the people will know the truth of Islam:

In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

U.S. MUSLIM RELIGIOUS COUNCIL ISSUES FATWA AGAINST TERRORISM

The Fiqh Council of North America wishes to reaffirm Islam’s absolute condemnation of terrorism and religious extremism.

Islam strictly condemns religious extremism and the use of violence against innocent lives.

There is no justification in Islam for extremism or terrorism. Targeting civilians’ life and property through suicide bombings or any other method of attack is haram – or forbidden – and those who commit these barbaric acts are criminals, not “martyrs.”

The Qur’an, Islam’s revealed text, states:

  • “Whoever kills a person [unjustly]…it is as though he has killed all mankind. And whoever saves a life, it is as though he had saved all mankind.”
  • (Qur’an, 5:32)

Prophet Muhammad said there is no excuse for committing unjust acts: “Do not be people without minds of your own, saying that if others treat you well you will treat them well, and that if they do wrong you will do wrong to them. Instead, accustom yourselves to do good if people do good and not to do wrong (even) if they do evil.” (Al-Tirmidhi)
God mandates moderation in faith and in all aspects of life when He states in the Qur’an:

  • “We made you to be a community of the middle way, so that (with the example of your lives) you might bear witness to the truth before all mankind.”
  • (Qur’an, 2:143)

In another verse, God explains our duties as human beings when he says:

  • “Let there arise from among you a band of people who invite to righteousness, and enjoin good and forbid evil.”
  • (Qur’an, 3:104)

Islam teaches us to act in a caring manner to all of God’s creation. The Prophet Muhammad, who is described in the Qur’an as “a mercy to the worlds” said: “All creation is the family of God, and the person most beloved by God (is the one) who is kind and caring toward His family.”

In the light of the teachings of the Qur’an and Sunnah we clearly and strongly state:

  1. All acts of terrorism targeting civilians are haram (forbidden) in Islam.
  2. It is haram for a Muslim to cooperate with any individual or group that is involved in any act of terrorism or violence.
  3. It is the civic and religious duty of Muslims to cooperate with law enforcement authorities to protect the lives of all civilians.

We issue this fatwa following the guidance of our scripture, the Qur’an, and the teachings of our Prophet Muhammad – peace be upon him. We urge all people to resolve all conflicts in just and peaceful manners.

We pray for the defeat of extremism and terrorism. We pray for the safety and security of our ountry, the United States, and its people. We pray for the safety and security of all inhabitants of our planet. We pray that interfaith harmony and cooperation prevail both in the United States and all around the globe.

FIQH COUNCIL OF NORTH AMERICA July 28, 2005

MEMBERS OF THE FIQH COUNCIL OF NORTH AMERICA

  • Dr. Muzammil H. Siddiqi, Chairman
  • Dr. Deina Abdulkadir
  • Shaikh Muhammad Nur Abdallah
  • Dr. Taha Jabir Alalwani
  • Shaikh Muhammad Al-Hanooti
  • Shaikhah Zainab Alwani
  • Dr. Jamal Badawi
  • Dr. Ihsan Bagby
  • Dr. Nazih Hammad
  • Shaikh Yahya Hindi
  • Dr. Abdul Hakim Jackson
  • Dr. Mukhtar Maghraoui
  • Dr. Akbar Muhammad
  • Shaikh Hassan Qazwini
  • Dr. Zulfiqar Ali Shah
  • Dr. Muhammad Adam Sheikh
  • Dr. Ahmad Shleibak
  • Dr. Salah Soltan

ENDORSED BY THE FOLLOWING NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

  • Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
  • Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)
  • Muslim American Society (MAS)
  • Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC)
  • Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA)
  • Mosque Cares, Imam W D Muhammad
  • Muslim Student Association of the US & Canada (MSA)
  • Association of Muslim Social Scientists
  • American Federation of Muslims of Indian Origin
  • American Muslim Alliance
  • Association of Muslim Scientists and Engineers
  • Bridge To Faith Foundation, Washington, D.C.
  • Canadian Council on American-Islamic Relations
  • Council of Shia Muslim Scholars of North America
  • Islamic Networks Group & Affiliates
  • Islamic Resource Group
  • Islamic Schools League of America
  • Islamic Sharia Advisory Institute of North America
  • Kashmiri American Council
  • Latino American Dawah Organization
  • Minaret of Freedom Institute
  • Muslim Ummah of North America
  • Project Islamic HOPE
  • United Muslims of America
  • USA Halal Chamber of Commerce, Inc & The Islamic Center for Halal Certification

ENDORSED BY THE FOLLOWING MOSQUES AND ISLAMIC CENTERS

  • Afghan Cultural Center
  • Al Nur Islamic Center
  • Al Nur Islamic Center, Rashid Ahmed, Director
  • Albanian Islamic Center, Shuaib Gerguri, Imam
  • Al-Fatiha Islamic Center
  • Al-Huda Islamic Center, Hisham Ahmed, Imam
  • All Dulles Area Muslim Society, Mohamed Magid, Imam
  • Al-Mu’minun Islamic Center, Samuel Ansari
  • Alvin Masjid
  • American Islamic Academy, Shaykh Al-Tayyab
  • American Islamic Organization, Afzal Ahmad, Chairman
  • American Moslem Mission,
  • American Moslem Society, Mahdi Ali, Imam
  • American Muslim Society of the Tristate Area
  • American Muslim Voice
  • As Salaam Islamic Center of Raleigh, Oliver S. Mohammed, Imam
  • Assadiq Foundation
  • Assadiq Islamic Educational Foundation, Sayed Mohammad Jawad Qazwini, Imam
  • Auburn Islamic Center, Mark Hamza Dougherty, President
  • Azzahrah Islamic Ctr.
  • Bay County Islamic Society Inc, Hashem Mubrak,
  • Baytown Masjid
  • Bear Creek Masjid
  • Bell Islamic & Cultural Center
  • Belleville Mosque and Islamic Education Center, Dr. Abdul W. Kazi,
  • Bilal Islamic Center
  • Blossom Valley Muslim Community Center, Allaedin Ezzedin, Imam
  • Bob ul Ilm Islamic Center
  • Bosnian-American Islamic Center, Mirsad Hassecic, Imam
  • Boston Dialogue Foundation New Mosque, Salih Yucel, Imam
  • Campus Mosque of Scranton, Imam
  • Canton Masjid, Ali S. Ali
  • Cham American Muslim Com.
  • Champions Masjid
  • Cincinnati Islamic Center, Ilyas Nashid, Imam
  • Concerned Muslims of Annapolis
  • Concerned Muslims of Greater Cleveland (CMGC)
  • Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago, Abdul Malik Mujahid, Imam
  • Council of Masajid, Cleveland
  • Daar-ul-Islam Masjid, Muhammad Nur Abdallah
  • Dalton Islamic Center, Hammad El-Ameen, President
  • Dar Almanar, Fouad Reda, President
  • Dar Al-Uloom Al-Islamia
  • Dar Al-Uloom Flahidarin
  • Darassalam, Mohammed M. Safa
  • Darul Uloom of Los Angeles
  • Des Plaines Islamic Center
  • Des Plaines Islamic Center
  • Discover Islam Foundation, Muhammad Quadir,
  • Downtown Islamic Center
  • Downtown Islamic Center
  • Elmhurst Islamic Center, Riaz Ahmad, Mufti
  • Ershad Institute
  • First Cleveland Mosque, Abbas Ahmad, Imam
  • Five Pillars Center
  • Foundation for Islamic Education, Sheikh Mustafa Ahmad
  • Fox Valley Islamic Society, Delwar Mian, Secretary
  • Fullerton Mosque
  • Greenway Islamic Center, Didmar Faja
  • Heartland Muslim Women’s Network, Maisha Liwaru, President
  • Hemet Masjid
  • Hidaya Foundation
  • High Desert Islamic Center
  • Howard County Muslim Council, Anwer Hasan, President
  • Huseini Mousque
  • I.A.I. Sheik Yusuf Estes, Washington, DC & Falls Church, Virginia
  • I.M.A.N
  • Imperial Valley Islamic Center
  • Indian Muslim Relief & Charities
  • Indo Chinese Muslim Relief Association
  • IntraCity Muslim Action Network (IMAN), Ohio
  • Islam Tomorrow Project of Falls Church, Virginia
  • Islamic Association of Carrollton, Azhar Azeez, Secretary General
  • Islamic Association of Cary, Shakil Ahmed
  • Islamic Association of Central Florida, Dr. Zafer Sabawi, Imam
  • Islamic Association of Greater Shreveport, Sayed Jumaa Salam
  • Islamic Association of Kokomo
  • Islamic Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania, Riaz Hussain, Treasurer
  • Islamic Association of West Virginia, Mohamad Jamal Daoudi, Imam
  • Islamic Center Inland Valley
  • Islamic Center of America, Sayed Hassan Al-Qazwini, Imam
  • Islamic Center of Blacksburg
  • Islamic Center of Boca Raton, Jalal Khan, Imam
  • Islamic Center of Calremont
  • Islamic Center of Canejo Valley
  • Islamic Center of Cape Girardeau, Shafiq Malik, Imam
  • Islamic Center of Carbondale, Muhammad Kamran, President
  • Islamic Center of Cleveland, Fawaz Damra, Imam
  • Islamic Center of Contra Costa, Abdul Quddus Saleh, Imam
  • Islamic Center of Cypress
  • Islamic Center of Des Moines, Ibrahim Dremali, Imam
  • Islamic Center of El Paso, Yaser Birjas Issa, Imam
  • Islamic Center of Fremont, Mubashir Ahmed, President
  • Islamic Center of Granada Hills
  • Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati, Saleem Foad, Director of Education
  • Islamic Center of Greater Toledo, Farooq S. Aboelzahab, Imam
  • Islamic Center of Hawthorne
  • Islamic Center of Inland Empire
  • Islamic Center of Little Rock, Islam Mossaad, Imam
  • Islamic Center of Marietta, Amjad Taufique, President
  • Islamic Center of Maryland, Amin Ezzeddine, Imam
  • Islamic Center of Moreno Valley
  • Islamic Center of Morgantown, Diaa Eldin M. Nassar, General Secretary
  • Islamic Center of New England, Talal Eid, Imam
  • Islamic Center of New Mexico, Isam Rajab, Imam
  • Islamic Center of North County
  • Islamic Center of North Ridge
  • Islamic Center of Northeast Florida, Zaid Malik, Imam
  • Islamic Center of Oakland
  • Islamic Center of Old Bridge, Alvi Fakhruddin, Imam
  • Islamic Center of Omaha, Dr. Ahmad Az-Zaare, Imam
  • Islamic Center of Passaic County, Mohammad Qatanani, Imam
  • Islamic Center of Pleasanton/Dublin
  • Islamic Center of Pomona
  • Islamic Center of Pomona
  • Islamic Center of Portland, Samir Horani, Board Member
  • Islamic Center of the Quad Cities, Julie Abdel-Fattah, Dir. Public Relations
  • Islamic Center of Raleigh, Mohammed Bainonie, Imam
  • Islamic Center Of Reseda, Ali Shakoor, Imam
  • Islamic Center of Rialto
  • Islamic Center of Riverside, Mohammad Ashrif, Chairman of the Board
  • Islamic Center of San Deigo
  • Islamic Center of San Gabriel Valley
  • Islamic Center of Santa Claria Valley
  • Islamic Center of Somerset, Husein Turki
  • Islamic Center of South Florida, Hassan Sabri, Imam
  • Islamic Center of Southern California, Jamil Momand, Chairman
  • Islamic Center of Stockton
  • Islamic Center of Tampa, Ziad Taha, Director
  • Islamic Center Of Temecula
  • Islamic Center of Temecula Valley, Imam Mahmoud Harmoush
  • Islamic Center of Topeka, Imam Omar Hazim
  • Islamic Center of Virginia, Shaheed Coovadia, Imam
  • Islamic Center South Bay
  • Islamic Center. of Mid City
  • Islamic Council of Ohio, Sohail Khan, Secretary
  • Islamic Cultural Center of Eugene (Oregon), Dr. Tammam Adi, Director
  • Islamic Cultural Center of Illinois
  • Islamic Education & Services Institute, Abdoulrahman Kattih, Director
  • Islamic Education Center, Ahmad Bahriny, Imam
  • Islamic Education Center, Dr. Ahmad Sakr, Director
  • Islamic Educational Center of North Hudson, Mohamed Alhayek, Imam
  • Islamic Educational Center of Orange County
  • Islamic Education Foundation, Animar M Daghestani, Teacher
  • Islamic Foundation of America, Mohammad M. Billah, President
  • Islamic Foundation of Central Ohio, Siraj Haji
  • Islamic Foundation of Chicago
  • Islamic Foundation of Chicago, IL
  • Islamic Foundation of Peoria, Muhammad F. Malik, Secretary
  • Islamic Foundation of South Florida, Rashid Ahmad, Imam
  • Islamic House of Wisdom, Imam Mohammad Ali Elahi
  • Islamic Jaffaria Association, Mohamed Banglori, Imam
  • Islamic Learning and Practicing, Dr. Misbah Eldereiny
  • Islamic Mosque of Cleveland (Masjid al-Islam)
  • Islamic Movement of Florida, Moneer Khan, Imam
  • Islamic of Northern Valley
  • Islamic School of Greater Kansas City, Fadi Banyalmarjeh, Chairman
  • Islamic Shura Council of Southern California, Shakeel Syed, Executive Director
  • Islamic Society of Norco/Corona
  • Islamic Society of Akron and Kent
  • Islamic Society of Annapolis, Mohammad Arrafa, Imam
  • Islamic Society of Baltimore, Abid Husain, General Secretary
  • Islamic Society of Boston, Shaykh Besyouni Nehela
  • Islamic Society of California
  • Islamic Society of Central Florida, Mohammed al Masri, Imam
  • Islamic Society of East Bay, Dr. Mohamed Rajabally
  • Islamic Society of Essex County, Ismail Elshikh, Imam
  • Islamic Society of Greater Columbus, Dr. M. N. Tarazi, President
  • Islamic Society of Greater Houston, Rodwan M. Saleh, President
  • Islamic Society of Greater Kansas City, Shahir Safi, President
  • Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City, Imad Enchassi, Imam
  • Islamic Society of Greater Portland, Zafar Hassan, Board Member
  • Islamic Society of Greater Valley Forge
  • Islamic Society of Michiana, Mohammed Sirajuddin, Imam
  • Islamic Society of Milwaukee, Ahmed Quereshi, Secretary
  • Islamic Society of Orange County, Ismail Majoo, President
  • Islamic Society of Palm Springs
  • Islamic Society of Pinellas County, Haitham Barazangi, Imam
  • Islamic Society of Salt Lake City, Ali Mohammed, Imam
  • Islamic Society of San Fransisco, Souleiman Ghali, President
  • Islamic Society of San Luis Obispo County, Hisham Assal, President
  • Islamic Society of Santa Barbra
  • Islamic Society of Schuylkill County, Shiraz Mansoor, Imam
  • Islamic Society of Tampa Bay Area, Muhammad Sultan, Imam
  • Islamic Society of the Coachella Valley, T. Themam Wassil, Imam
  • Islamic Society of Washington Area, Faizul Khan, Imam
  • Islamic Society of Wichita Falls, Abdullah Shamsid-Deen, Director
  • Jafaria Islamic Center
  • Jamat Masjid Ul-Islam Inc
  • Jumaa’atu Masjidul-Muminiin Inc., L.M. Martin, Imam
  • Kalamazoo Islamic Center, Tariq Jameel, President
  • Karbala Islamic Educational Center, Hisham Al-Hussany
  • King Fahad Mosque
  • Long Beach Islamic Center, Tarek Mohamed
  • Makki Masjid, Amaan Bhim, President
  • Masjid AbuBakr AlSiddique, Abdur Rahman Bashir, Imam
  • Masjid Al Heyder, Hafiz Inayadullah
  • Masjid Al- Madina Al-Munawar
  • Masjid Al Muminun, Furqan Muhammad, Imam
  • Masjid Al-Ansar
  • Masjid Al-Ansar, Nasir Ahmad, Imam
  • Masjid Al-Faizal, Roshan Ali, Imam
  • Masjid Alfalah
  • Masjid Al-Falah, Abdul Latif Azom, Imam
  • Masjid Al-Haqq, Luqman Al-Amin, Imam
  • Masjid Al-Hijrah, Kamruz Hosein
  • Masjid Al-Ihsan, Tarik Chebbi, Imam
  • Masjid Al-Ikhlas, Tauheed Rashad, Imam
  • Masjid Al-Ittihaad
  • Masjid Al-Kauthar, Rudolph Ali, Imam
  • Masjid Al-Momin
  • Masjid Al-Nahl , Rashad Mujahid, Imam
  • Masjid Al-Noor
  • Masjid Al-Noor, Danish Siddiqui, President
  • Masjid Al-Qudoos
  • Masjid Al-Rashid
  • Masjid Al-Rasul, Mujahid Abdul-Karim, Imam
  • Masjid Al-Salaam
  • Masjid Al-Sharif
  • Masjid Al-Taqwa
  • Masjid Al-Taqwa, Abdul Karim Salih, Imam
  • Masjid An-noor
  • Masjid An-Noor, Mohamed Zakaria Badat, Imam
  • Masjid Annour Islamic Community, Mohammad Afzaluddin, Imam
  • Masjid Ar-Ribat Al-Islami
  • Masjid Bilal Ibn- Rabah
  • Masjid Centralia, Dr. Zahir Ansari
  • Masjid Dalal
  • Masjid Dalal, Clyde Rahman, Imam
  • Masjid Darul Huda, Abdul Hameed, Director
  • Masjid Dar-ul-Argum
  • Masjid Gibreal
  • Masjid Hamza
  • Masjid Ibadullah
  • Masjid Iman Bukhari
  • Masjid Jama Al Mumineen, Khalil Hussain, Imam
  • Masjid Jihad, Imam Maajid Faheem Ali
  • Masjid Mohammed, Said Mohammed
  • Masjid Mumineen
  • Masjid Muttaqeen, Usman Rahman
  • Masjid of Anteloap Valley
  • Masjid of Irvine
  • Masjid of Long Beach
  • Masjid Omar
  • Masjid Omar Al Farouk
  • Masjid Omar Ibn-Alkhetab
  • Masjid Qurtubah
  • Masjid Saad Foundation, Ziad Abu Hummos, President
  • Masjid Sahmsuddin, Foad Farahi, Imam
  • Masjid Taqwa, Imam Abdul-Malik Ali
  • Masjid Tawheed-Afghan Cultural Center
  • Masjid Usman
  • Masjid Wali Muhammad, Gary Al-Kasib, Imam
  • Masjidullah, Imam Abdul-Wali Muhammad
  • Mecca Learning Center
  • Mecca Masjid
  • Medical Center Musallah
  • Miami Gardens Masjid, Abdul Hamid Samra, Imam
  • Mission Bend Masjid
  • Momin Lodge
  • Mosque Foundation, Sheikh Kifah Mustapha
  • Mosque of Sheikh M.R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen, Muhammad Abdul Lateef Hayden
  • Mosque of Riverside
  • Muslim Association of Huntington, Jamil M. Chaudri, Spokesperson
  • Muslim Association of Lehigh Valley, Mohammad Sadiq Bajwa, President
  • Muslim Association of Virginia, Rafi Uddin Ahmed, President
  • Muslim Center of Middlesex County, Abubakr Nadwi
  • Muslim Children Education & Civic Center, Abdul Wahid
  • Muslim Community Association of the Peninsula
  • Muslim Community Association of the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Muslim Community Center, Azad Ejaz, President
  • Muslim Community Center of Greater Pittsburg
  • Muslim Community Center of Greater Pittsburg, Sayed Jafri, President
  • Muslim Community Center of San Francisco
  • Muslim Community of the Western Suburbs of Detroit, Sajid Siddiqui, President
  • Muslim Community of Greater San Diego, Imam Abdur Rahim Khan
  • Muslim Community of Knoxville, Dr. Mohammad Islam, President
  • Muslim Community of North East Tennessee, Taneem Aziz, President
  • Muslim Community of Palm Beach County, Murtaza Kakli, President
  • Muslim Community Service
  • Muslim Community Service
  • Muslim Community Services, Inc., M. Rezar Rahman
  • Muslim Federation of New Jersey, Saif Ul-Nabi, Qari
  • Muslim Home Education Alliance, Cherrie J Karima Webb, Director
  • Muslim Majlis of Staten Island (Masjid Al-Noor), Abdul Rehman, Director
  • Muslim Youth of Minnesota, Kashif Saroya, President
  • Muslims Association of Cleveland East (MACE)
  • Mustafa Center, M. Zia, Imam
  • New Territory Masjid
  • North Hollywood Islamic Center
  • Northshore Masjid
  • Nur Ul Islam, Roshan Ali, Imam
  • Omar Mosque, Nimer Judeh
  • Orange County Islamic Foundation
  • Palm Beach Mosque, Osman Chowdhury, President
  • Pearland Musallah
  • Qur’an Memorization Center
  • Rhode Island Council for Muslim Advancement, Mamoun Najjar, Outreach Director
  • S. Jamaludeen Afghan Islamic Center
  • Salaam Cleveland (Greater Cleveland Muslim Women’s Association)
  • Salaam in the Ummah (Peace in the Hood), Ohio
  • San Ramon Valley Islamic Center
  • Shi’a Islam Student Association, George Mason University, Seyede Katayon Kasmai, Founder
  • Siddiquia Jamia Masjid, Tariq Khawaja
  • South Bay Islamic Association, Tahir Anwar, Imam
  • South Valley Islamic Center, Ilyas Anwar, Imam
  • South Zone Masjid
  • Southeast Zone Masjid
  • Spring Branch Center
  • Synott Road Masjid
  • The Islamic Center of Tucson, Mohammed Elfarooqui, Imam
  • The Muslim Center, Abdullah El-Amin, Imam
  • The Muslim Community Center, Sheikh Elkheir Elkheir
  • The Muslim Unity Center, Muhammad Muhammad Musa
  • United Muslim Association of Toledo, M.Y. Ahmed, President
  • United Sisterhood, Ohio
  • Uqbah Mosque Foundation, Ramez Islambouli, President
  • Vallejo Islamic Center, Mohamed Yunus
  • Virginia Muslim Political Action Committee
  • Wilcrest Masjid
  • Woodlands Masjid
  • Yaseen Foundation and the Muslim Community Center
  • Zaytuna Institute, Hamza Yusuf Hanson

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