Shaykh ʾAbd-Allāh al-Bukhārī (حفظه ٱللّٰه) said,
May Allāh forgive the worshippers who were massacred in New Zealand, and may they be from among those who are accepted with Him in the best state, and may He cure their injured, and may He grant their loved ones patience and solace.
This horrendous crime is based on the crusader ideology envious against Islām, the religion of guidance and truth. He the Exalted said,
(وَلَن تَرۡضَىٰ عَنكَ ٱلۡیَهُودُ وَلَا ٱلنَّصَـٰرَىٰ حَتَّىٰ تَتَّبِعَ مِلَّتَهُمۡۗ
Never will the Jews nor the Christians be pleased with you till you follow their religion.
And amazingly, when a member of ISIS, al-Qaeda, a deviant or a kharijite commits an act such as this, they accuse the entire religion of Islām (of these vile acts), rather they accuse all of its adherents (of such crimes), despite statements from the scholars (of Islām) which clarify and refute the deviance and the evil path taken by such people (ISIS, al-Qaeda, Ikhwān etc.).
As for this religiously motivated crime, then only he alone is to be incriminated and those who were with him! Where is the incrimination of the entirety of crusaders? Let this be a wakeup call for the one who has been exploited by the callers to the (Ikhwānī) principle of overlooking differences in favor of mutual cooperation and their aides. And they should know the creed of their religion well, which Allah has chosen for them, and they should not exchange that which is better for that which is less.
Translated by Zubayr ʾAbbāsī
16 March 19