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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

In the Name of Allah the Most Compassionate, the most Merciful

Statement on the bombing of London

The appalling acts of violence against innocent civilians such as we have seen this morning in London is condemned both in the revealed Words of the Quran and the received wisdom from the Prophet Muhammad.

On behalf of the Muslims of Oxford and all Muslims in this country, I extend my sincere condolences to the families who have suffered in this tragedy and pray for patience and protection for all those who live in this land that has offered us sanctuary and freedom to practice our faith.

If, indeed, the perpetrators of this act, were of Muslim extraction, I say to them ‘in your misguidance, you have aided a cause against Islam and have harmed Muslims in this country and beyond. Dismiss as much as you may my words today but on the Day of Judgement, if you believe, justice will be served and you will be wrong.’

If, however, this is the act of agent provocateurs, then I say to them ‘know with full certainty that sooner or later the truth will prevail and when it does evil and conspiracy will not avail. Provoking racial and religious hatred may harm many but, in the ultimate analysis, never benefits the provoker.’

“God is never unjust even in the smallest of degrees…” (Quran 4:40)

Shaikh Riyad Nadwi, PhD
Director, OCCRI
7th July 2005





A response to the London attacks