Pity that so few hear that higher calling.
Sheikh Mustapha al-Majzoub died on Sunday when he was hit during a rocket attack,
His family and associates deny that that was what he was doing, insisting that he was a gentle, peaceful soul whose whole life’s mission was peace. But he himself wrote about how some Muslims who are sweet and gentle among their fellow Muslims are lions on the battlefield. That doesn’t mean that he himself was fighting on the battlefield, of course, but clearly he would have had no objection to doing so, contrary to the implications of his family’s statements. “Sydney sheikh killed in Syria: reports,” by Leesha McKenny for theÂ Sydney Morning Herald, August 21 (thanks to David):
A POPULAR Sydney sheikh and teacher has been killed by a rocket attack in Syria, his family in Australia has confirmed.Sheikh Mustapha Al Majzoub died on Sunday while carrying out humanitarian and charity work in conflict-torn country, the family said in a statement, which also thanked the community for its support and messages of condolences.
‘‘Although it is a time of sadness as we have lost a much loved member of our family, we are honoured that Sheikh Mustafa died doing what he has been doing his entire life – selflessly serving the community for the sake of pleasing God,’’ it said.
Not. He was waging jihad to please allah…….