'Terrorism' is an outrageous attack carried out either by individuals, groups or states against the human being (his religion, life, intellect, property and honour). It includes all forms of intimidation, harm, threatening, killing without just cause and everything connected with any form of armed robbery, hence making pathways insecure, banditry, every act of violence or threatening intended to fulfil a criminal scheme individually or collectively, so as to terrify and horrify people by hurting them or by exposing their lives, liberty, security or conditions to danger; it can also take the form of inflicting damage on the environment or on a public or a private utility or exposing a national or natural resource to danger.
All these are manifestations of the mischief in the land, Allah the Almighty has prohibited Muslims from committing. Allah says in the Qur'an al kareem:
And seek not occasions for mischief in the land: for Allah loves not those who do mischief. " (28:77)
Hence Allah (Exalted is He) did not only enact deterrent punishment against terrorism, aggression and corruption, but considers these acts tantamount to waging war against Allah and His Beloved Messenger (Peace and abundant blessings upon him). Allah says in the Qur'an:
"The punishment of those who wage war against Allah Almighty and His Messenger (Peace and abundant blessings upon him), and strive with might and main for mischief through the land is: execution, or crucifixion, or cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides, or exile from the land: That is their disgrace in this world, and a heavy punishment is theirs in the hereafter. " (5:33)
Obviously, in view of the enormity of such acts of aggression, which are viewed by the Shari'ah (Islamic law) as an act of war against the laws and the creatures of God, there is no stricter punishment anywhere in the manmade laws. Moreover, according to the Islamic Fiqh Council, there are various forms of terrorism, which include state terrorism, the most conspicuous illustration and the most heinous of which is practiced aggresively in Palestine today by the Israelis, previously by the Serbs in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo, by the Russians in Checheniya and more recently by western governments in Afghanistan and Iraq and supported the Israeli massacre in Lebanon.
state terrorism is the most menacing to security and peace in the world.