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Terrifying moment ISIS suicide bomber exploded in centre of Istanbul and killed 10 tourists after entering Turkey from Syria
Blast rocked the Sultanahmet district which is home to world-famous sites including Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia
Corpses and body parts lay strewn across a main square after the bomb detonated near an ancient Egyptian obelisk
Ten members of German tour group believed to have died and six hurt in blast by ISIS suicide bomber from Syria
Angela Merkel said attack would strengthen German resolve to strike back at 'cruel and inhuman face' of terrorism
European countries including Britain working to establish whether any of their citizens had been killed or injured This is believed to be the moment a ISIS suicide bomber blew themselves up in the heart of Istanbul's main tourism district and killed ten travellers after entering the country from Syria.
The massive explosion rocked the Sultanahmet neighbourhood where tens of thousands of tourists flock to see its world-famous monuments every day.
A picture circulated online by Turkish media showed a giant fireball erupting next to an Egyptian obelisk where tourists had gathered, however the image has not been independently verified.
At least nine German travellers and one man from Peru were killed. Six Germans, one Norwegian and a Peruvian were also wounded in the blast.
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and his deputy Numan Kurtulmus said the bomber was a 28-year-old Syrian national who had recently entered the country and was not on Turkey's terrorist watchlist.
Various Turkish media outlets reported that the attacker had been identified as Nabil Fadli, a Saudi Arabian-born Syrian national.
Witnesses said the blast shook buildings and could be heard across the city, while images showed corpses and body parts strewn across a square near iconic sites including the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia museum.
Abdullah ibn 'Amr ibn Aas reported that the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said, "How will you (act)
and the time draws near when people will be sifted; the covenants of people will be corrupted
and the people will differ; then they will be like this," and he intertwined his fingers. They said,
"How should we (act), O Messenger of Allah?" He said, " Take what you know to be good and
leave what you repudiate; betake yourselves to your own private affairs and leave off the affairs of
the general public." (Abu Dawood, Ibn Majah and Ahmad related the same Hadeeth through different
Rasul Allah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, "Perform all good deeds before the era of evil dawns
(the Duhaima), the darkness of which will increase in waves. The effects of these evils will be so
grave that a person will be a Mu’min in the morning and a Kaafir at night, or, a Mu’min at night
and a Kaafir in the morning. A person will sell his Deen in lieu of a paltry sum." (Muslim)
'Abdullah ibn 'Umar said, "While we were seated with the Messenger of Allah, he mentioned the
tribulations, and he mentioned much about them until he discussed the trial of the saddlebags ."
Someone said, "O Messenger of Allah, what is the trial of the saddlebags?" He said, "It is the usurping
of wealth and the fleeing. Then there is the trial of As-Saraa (much wealth and safety, or fitnah
of secrets) — it’s Dakhal (cheating and corruption) or smoke. Underneath my feet is a man from the
people of my household who claims that he is my son (or direct descendent) but he is not from me
(Saddam Hussein claimed this in 1990 to legitimize himself); indeed my Awliya are only those who
are the Muttaqoon (those who fear Allah).