The Fiqh Council of North America categorically condemns the coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris. Scores of innocent civilians were ruthlessly executed for no mistake of there. Such an act of barbarism has no justification whatsoever in the Islamic Shari’ah. Preservation of human life is one of the most fundamental objectives of the Islamic Shari’ah. Killing an innocent soul is equal to killing the entire humanity. Our hearts and prayers are with the injured and those who had lost their loved ones. May the Almighty protect and preserve innocent human beings all over the globe.