Deborah Samuel: Prophet Muhammad and the Holy Quran Against Killings – Islamic Organization

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An Islamic organization has condemned the killing of Deborah Samuel by a Muslim mob.

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On Friday, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) condemned the murder.

The killing was described as “outrageous, illegal, and unlawful” by MURIC Director Professor Ishaq Akintola.

Those who were offended by the student’s post, he said, should have reported her to security agencies.

According to Akintola, mob killing is archaic, bohemian, and belongs in the Stone Age, and that no one has the authority to take the law into his own hands.

“The Glorious Qur’an compares the killing of a single person to the killing of the whole of humanity just as it compares the saving of a life to the rescue of all homo sapiens (Qur’an 5:32).

“In like manner, Prophet Muhammad (SAW) himself condemned all acts of violence and advocated peaceful conduct at all times,” he said.

MURIC however noted that the incident should not be condemned in isolation.

The body said a recent trend whereby Nigerians now freely shed their brothers’ blood should be condemned by all patriots.

“We frown at the recent burning last week of a truck fully loaded with cows in the South East as well as the killing of many Muslims of South East origin by their Igbo brothers in the same South East.”

The organization appeal to Nigerians to desist from insulting, deriding or abusing the prophets of other religions.

“Muslims should continue to respect Jesus (peace be upon him) whom the Christians hold very dear. Christians should avoid casting aspersion on the person of Prophet Muhammad (SAW)”, Akintola added.

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