Our sincerest condolences to family and friends of the unarmed man, brutally martyred in Woolwich. We will be remembering you in our prayers.
Violent thugs who callously murder people are not serving any god, they are outside the pale of all the religions of our Human Family. Neither Islam nor any other religion sanctions what these evil men have done. Far from it, Islam totally and utterly condemns murder and terrorism. Whatever they may think in their own deranged minds, these men are not Muslims, there is nothing at all Islamic about them.
We sincerely hope these murderers will be given the maximum possible sentence under British Justice.
Paul Salahuddin Armstrong
Who is Muslim
Jabir heard the Prophet (peace be upon him) say:
A Muslim is he from whose hand and tongue the Muslims are safe. (Muslim 14)
Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said: A Muslim is one from whose tongue and hand the Muslims are safe and a believer is one in whom people place their trust in regard to their life and wealth. (Al-Tirmidhi 3)
Narrated Abdullah bin Amr:
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “A Muslim is the one who avoids harming Muslims with his tongue and hands. And a Muhajir (emigrant) is the one who gives up (abandons) all what Allah has forbidden.” (Al-Bukhari 1:9)
Sheikh Daoud Rosser-Owen, on the AOBM
Sheikh Daoud Rosser-Owen, Amir of the Association of British Muslims (AOBM) summarises its history and objectives.
Our appreciation to Stephen Sizer, pastor of Christ Church, Virginia Water (see http://cc-vw.org) for recording this interview. (1 September 2011).