Originally published in Arizona Daily Star
By Aamir Quraishy
The 72 mass graves ISIS has left in its path are a terrifying sight to see. Even more terrible is hearing stories of survivors. The hearts, prayers and love of all Muslims and all humans go out to them.
The prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) forbade the killing of innocents under any circumstances. In the Quran it says, “Whosoever kills an innocent person, it shall be as if he has killed all humanity, and whoever saves a life, shall be as if he saved all mankind.” [Quran 5:32] He taught that during wars only those who were directly engaged in the war could be fought. The way ISIS conducts itself is nothing short of monstrous.