30 Mar MAPS extends helping hand to the Oso community
Yesterday, a delegation from MAPS visited the Oso community which is still recovering after the recent tragic landslide. On behalf of the local Muslim community, MAPS President, Mahmood Khadeer, delivered the message below and presented the community with a check of $5,000 and other supplies.
In the name of Allah Most Gracious Most Merciful
“The rights of the neighbor is that, when he is sick you visit him; when he dies, you go to his funeral; when he is poor you lend him (money); when he is in need you protect him; when he is in happiness you congratulate him; when he is struck with a calamity, you condole him; don’t raise your building above his to cut off the wind from him; don’t harm him with the good smell of your food unless you let him have part of it.”
The tragedy that has befallen the Arlington, WA and surrounding communities cannot quite be put into words. It is with profound sadness and heartfelt sorrow that we have been following the tragic developments in the past few days. Our hearts go to those who lost their lives, those who are missing, those who lost so much and their families and loved ones. The consequences of this tragedy will be felt for years to come. We pray that we find patience in these coming days, months and years.
On behalf of your Muslim neighbors, I would like to sincerely express my condolences to the deceased and the bereaved. Please accept this gift on behalf of the Seattle Muslim community.