Hashem Islam is working from Qur’an 9:111, which promises Paradise to those who “kill and are killed” for Allah.
“Al-Azhar Cleric Hashem Islam Ali Islam: Suicide Bombings Are a Religious Duty,” from MEMRI, July 12:
Following are excerpts from a program featuring Egyptian cleric Hashem Islam Ali Islam, a member of the Fatwa Committee of Al-Azhar, which aired on Al Aqsa TV on July 12, 2012.
I say to people who object to martyrdom operations that martyrdom operations are among the deeds most pleasing to Allah.
They constitute a religious duty in this day and age, in order to strike at the Zionist enemy….