#StopEgyExecutions Talking Points

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The Sacred Right to Life and Injustice in Egypt

  • The right to a dignified, free life is one of the goals of Allah’s Sharia
  • “whoever takes a life—unless as a punishment for murder or mischief in the land—it will be as if they killed all of humanity; and whoever saves a life, it will be as if they saved all of humanity.” (Al-Maidah: 32)
  • “Do not take a ˹human˺ life—made sacred by Allah—except with ˹legal˺ right.” (Al Anaam 151)
  • “And whoever kills a believer intentionally, their reward will be Hell—where they will stay indefinitely. Allah will be displeased with them, condemn them, and will prepare for them a tremendous punishment.”  (Al-Nisaa: 92)
  • All the constitutions of the world secure for people the right of life for humans and even animals.
  • The right to life is a sacred right for all people in all traditions and religions.
  • All religions and traditions don’t even accept transgressions against animals, let alone humans.
  • Supporting the oppressed is a religious obligation and failing to fulfill it is a breach of morality and a sin in upholding Allah’s Sharia
  • Narrated Anas, Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “Help your brother whether he is an oppressor or an oppressed,” A man said, “O Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ)! I will help him if he is oppressed, but if he is an oppressor, how shall I help him?” The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “By preventing him from oppressing (others), for that is how to help him.” Narrated by Al Bukhar
  • Al-Bara’ bin ‘Azib (May Allah be pleased with them) reported:The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) commanded us to do seven things: to visit the sick, to follow the funeral (of a dead believer), to invoke the Mercy of Allah upon one who sneezes (i.e., by saying to him: Yarhamuk- Allah), to support the weak, to help the oppressed, to promote the greeting of ‘As-Salamu ‘Alaikum’, and to help those who swear to do something to keep their oaths
  • Clear and outright unjust trials must be stopped.
  • To give an example of the blatant injustice of this trial, how can a death sentence be given to someone in a case in an incident where his only daughter was killed by government forces in?
  • How can a sentence be given to people for an incident when they were arrested before the incident happened?
  • Political disputes should not be met with travesties of justice and ideological disputes are not reconciled with compromising people’s safety.
  • Everyone accused deserves a day in court, where justice can actually be achieved.
  • Political disputes are only settled at the ballot box, not in unjust courtrooms.
  • Ideological disputes can only be battled by thought, not violence.