There was a terrorist attack at the Manchester Arena; Manchester, England. Reports are the terrorist exploded a bomb he was carrying into the Arena. Estimates are 22 have been killed and 59 injured.

“The attacker, I can confirm, died at the arena. We believe the attacker was carrying an improvised explosive device, which he detonated, causing this atrocity,” said Chief Constable Ian Hopkins. – CNN

“Twenty-two people, including children, have been killed and 59 injured in a suicide attack at Manchester Arena.” – BBC

In no way is this attack Islamic or Muslim. This is an act of terrorism by a disturbed and deranged person. Suicide and the unjust killing of others is explicitly and unconditionally prohibited by the Qur’an.

Qur’an 4:29 O you who believe! Eat not up your property among yourselves unjustly except it be a trade amongst you, by mutual consent. And do not kill yourselves (nor kill one another). Surely, Allah is Most Merciful to you.

Arabic: يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ لاَ تَأْكُلُواْ أَمْوَالَكُمْ بَيْنَكُمْ بِالْبَاطِلِ إِلاَّ أَن تَكُونَ تِجَارَةً عَن تَرَاضٍ مِّنكُمْ وَلاَ تَقْتُلُواْ أَنفُسَكُمْ إِنَّ اللّهَ كَانَ بِكُمْ رَحِيمًا

Please keep the victims and their families in your hearts, prayers, and thoughts. May Allah (SWT) have mercy on all the victims of this attack and give each of them peace in their hearts. Ameen!