The security authorities arrested 53 terror suspects between Dhul Hijjah 1 and Dhul Hijjah 9.
General Secretariat of the Council of Senior Scholars have said “Islam magnifies the sanctity of human blood and criminalizes terrorism that kills and terrorizes innocent people in their homes, markets and facilities teeming with men, women and children, and that all humanity rejects and condemns it.”
Scholars from inside and outside the Kingdom have rejected the terrorist acts carried out by a stray social group who have turned away from Islam, asserting that bombings are a form of moral corruption forbidden by Allah the Almighty in the Holy Qur’an and by the Prophet (peace be upon him).
Saudi Arabia has reiterated its determination “to strike with an iron fist at anyone who tries to compromise the security of the homeland”.
The Imams and Khateebs of the Grand Mosque in Makkah and the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah lambasted terrorism and killing of innocent people, especially in the vicinity of Al-Haram Al-Nabawi at the end of Ramadan, Saudi Press Agency said.
Sheikh Khaled bin Ali Al-Ghamdi, imam and khateeb of the Holy Mosque of Makkah, said the biggest sin a person can commit is killing the innocent, causing destruction, creating chaos and tampering with peace.
The imam of the Grand Mosque, Sheikh Saleh bin Abdullah bin Humaid, delivered a sermon about responsibility, which, he said, can be expressed through diligence, honesty, accountability, moderation and seriousness.
President of the Two Holy Mosques Affairs Sheikh Dr. Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais expressed condemnation of the terrorist acts that took place in Madinah, Jeddah and Qatif.
The Council of Senior Ulema stressed that the botched terrorist incidents that targeted locations in Jeddah and Al-Qatif and then the Haram Al-Nabawi confirm that these people who have deviated from religion and digressed from the consensus of Muslims and their leader have exceeded all sanctities.
The Council of Senior Scholars has vehemently condemned Monday’s bombings and sent out a clear message to terrorists: “You failed and lost.”