Hundreds of Egyptian Muslims rush to donate blood after 44 people killed from the deadly attack on 2 Coptic churches

Egyptian men and women rushed to mosques in Tanta to donate blood for people injured in Sunday’s deadly blast, which struck the Coptic Christian Church earlier in the day.

Bomb attacks at two Coptic churches in Egypt killed at least 44 people and injured more than 100 as worshipers where marking Palm Sunday. Islamic State Daesh has claimed responsibility for both blasts.

Mohammed Ahmad Hassan, a Tanta resident, said loudspeakers were used to call on people in the city to head to mosques and donate blood to help those injured by the attack.

Other outraged Egyptians posted messages of solidarity with members of the embattled religious minority on social media, using a hashtag saying “your terrorism brings us together.”

Hasib put forward sayings of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) where Muslims are told to deal with non-Muslims in a well-manner.

And Rouk tweeted a powerful picture from the past as a reminder that we should remain together and not let the extremists divide us.

Egypt’s Mufti Shawki Alam condemned the extremist group for the blasts, insisting that its followers are “not authentic Muslims.”

He called the group a “criminal, terrorist group, by all measures” and insisted that Egypt is “at a critical point in the life of our nation and that everyone must exert more effort to put an end to extremist ideology and errant interpretations of Islam.

The call for donating blood came as blood stocks at the hospitals were beginning to run out as reported by Al-Arabiya.

And he added that it seemed a large proportion of those responding were mostly Muslim.

Hassan added that hundreds of blood bags were being delivered to blood banks and the General Hospital where the injured were being treated.

The news can be summarized by the infamous verse (5:32) from the Qur’ān:

“Whoever kills a soul unless for a soul or for corruption [done] in the land – it is as if he had slain mankind entirely. And whoever saves one – it is as if he had saved mankind entirely.”

Written by Adeel Malik

Born in Hong Kong, grew up in Scotland and ethnically Pakistani, Adeel primes himself to be a multicultural individual who is an advent social media user for the purpose of learning and propagating Islam while is also a sports fan. Being an English teacher himself, he envisions a bright future for Muslims which he strongly believes can only be done with education.

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