Our prayers go out to the victims of the Manhattan Terror Attack

01 Nov Our prayers go out to the victims of the Manhattan Terror Attack

Assalamu Alaykum / Peace be upon you

The country saw today yet another horrific attack on innocent civilians by a barbaric and sick individual. The attack took the lives of 8 innocent individuals and injured 11 others.  Our prayers and condolences go out the victims and their families.  We pray that The Merciful (Ar-Raheem) shower His mercy on all those impacted by this tragedy.  We beg that The Generous (Al-Karim) bring healing and solace to those injured.  We ask The Almighty (Al-Aziz) to bring comfort, peace and unity to the city of New York and to our country in general.

Like I said before these tragedies  should be a time of reflection for all of us – individually and as a community.  Clearly, evil has no religion, no race, no ethnicity, no age and no ideology.  With our resolve we will  recover from this by coming together as a community, by extending a hand to help each other and by uniting as a community and a country.  It is great to see that New Yorkers with a spirit of camaraderie and strength are demonstrating true resilience by continuing to carry their daily activities despite the attack.

Together as one community we will defeat these heinous and evil acts. Despite any attempts to divide us we will emerge victorious as one unified community standing firm against any evil by anyone.

We pray to Al-Matin to keep us firm in times of tragedy.  We pray to An-Nur to guide us in times of darkness. We pray to Al-Hafiz to protect the entire Humanity against evil.

Ameen

Mahmood Khadeer

MAPS President