Friday sermon: Uphold sanctity of human life, believers told

God gave the human soul great sanctity and, therefore, He has forbidden causing any harm or assault on human beings, worshippers will hear on Friday. The imam will cite the Quran, saying “and do not kill the soul which Allah has forbidden [to be killed] except by [legal] right”. (Al-Anaam: 151) He will tell believers […]

God gave the human soul great sanctity and, therefore, He has forbidden causing any harm or assault on human beings, worshippers will hear on Friday.

The imam will cite the Quran, saying “and do not kill the soul which Allah has forbidden [to be killed] except by [legal] right”. (Al-Anaam: 151)

He will tell believers that God created the children of Adam and elevated humans above all other creatures. As such, to honour Allah is to respect His creation.

Allah describes the crime of murdering a human being as a tremendous sin when He said “whoever kills a soul unless for a soul or for corruption [done] in the land – it is as if he had slain mankind entirely. And whoever saves one – it is as if he had saved mankind entirely”. (Al-Maida: 32)

The imam will say that the verse emphasises the sanctity of human life regardless of colour, race or religion.

“But whoever kills a believer intentionally – his recompense is Hell, wherein he will abide eternally, and Allah has become angry with him and has cursed him and has prepared for him a great punishment.” (An-Nisaa: 93)

Prophet Mohammed described the punishment for killing a -human being when he said: “Whoever killed a person who is granted the pledge of protection by the Muslims shall not smell the fragrance of Paradise, though its fragrance can be smelt at a distance of 40 years [of travelling].”

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