Official Statement from the ‘Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies’

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, November 24 2017:

In the name of God, the Most Merciful, Most Compassionate

May God send salutations upon our master Muhammad, and upon his blessed household and noble companions.

Indeed the Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies strongly condemns the criminal terrorist attack, which targeted the Rawdah Mosque in the City of Areesh, Egypt.

Once again terrorism reveals its true barbaric and futile nature, which no intellect can condone nor any religion justify.

This terrorist explosion violates both the impunity of venerable human beings and the sanctity of location, highlighting once again that terrorism has no religion.

During this critical moment within the history of the Ummah, the Forum would like to reaffirm its support of al-Azhar’s efforts under the leadership of Imam Ahmad al-Tayyab. Likewise it wishes to reiterate its call to all establishments and religious institutions for solidarity and coalition for the sake of ending senseless terrorist undertakings by way of holistic approaches that return to the Ummah the message of hope and optimism.

The Forum sends its deepest condolences to the martyrs of this tragic event, and to the Egyptian people as a whole, imploring God to shroud the martyrs of the Rawdah mosque with His mercy, and grant the injured a swift recovery.

Abdullah Bin Bayyah

President, Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies

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