Gulen Institute

"United Around High Human Values"

Gülen’s Condemnation Message of Terrorism after 9/11

Appeared in Washington Post on September 21st, 2001


Islam respects all individual rights and states clearly that none of them can be violated, even if doing so would be in the community’s interest. The Qur’an declares that one who takes a life unjustly has, in effect, taken the lives of humanity as a whole, and that one who saves a life has, in effect, saved the lives of humanity as a whole. Also, our Prophet Muhammad says that a Muslim is one who does no harm with either his or her hand or tongue.

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