Remembering Victims of Christ Church Massacre

Surely, to Allah we belong and to Him we shall return

 

As salamu alaikum,

 

We express our heartfelt condolences to the families of all those who were mercilessly slain during the devastating tragedy killing numerous innocent victims and injuring many more while they pray in the two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday, March 15, 2019.

 

We call upon the authorities around the globe to pool resources to rid us of this evil of wanton killings and terrorism that continues to plague us in these turbulent times.

 

As we continue to come to grips with yet another tragedy of our time, we remind our fellow Americans that we all have an added responsibility to reach out to our neighbors, school friends, and workmates, to reiterate the eternal truths of all faiths, that unity and safety of mankind is the very heart of the spirit of our common humanity.

 

In this hour of crisis, exacerbated by prevailing Islamophobia, we are becoming increasingly anxious about the potential of harassment and attacks emanating from anti-Muslim sentiments. America has millions of Muslims amongst its citizens who make an incredibly valuable contribution to our country. Together, we must send a clear message that those who may be inclined to intimidate our fellow citizens that they don’t represent the best of America.

 

It is very reassuring to feel the love and support from our local authorities and neighbors in these difficult times. 

We pray for the speedy recovery of the injured and for patience and strength for the families of those slain in this tragedy to bear this loss.

Mo’mineen are requested to remember all departed souls in their prayers tonight. 

We will have reciation of Surat Y?-S?n  after Maghrebain later today Friday March 15, 2019.