The Fiqh Council of North America issues unqualified condemnation of the barbaric acts of Orlando shooter who senselessly killed and injured scores of innocent people. The heinous crimes of this mentally unstable person are absolutely against the teachings and values of Islam. The Holy Qur’an equates killing of one innocent soul with the killing of all humanity. There is no justification whatsoever in the Qur’an for violence against any group regardless of religion, color, creed or sexual orientation. Almighty God has dignified all human beings due to their common origin regardless of their religious, ethnic or sexual orientation.
The Council extends its deepest condolences to the families of the victims and asks the Almighty to grant full and speedy recovery to the injured. It also beseeches the Muslim community to donate blood to the injured and offer assistance to their families.