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JAMAICA, New York (December 17, 2012) – Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) joins with our fellow Americans in grieving for those who died in the senseless tragedy and praying for them and their families. We ask God to grant special status to those who passed away and grant their families endurance in these very difficult moments.
“You are not alone in your grief. Our world has also been torn apart”. In these moments of sorrow and grief, we would like to assure the families who lost a loved one that we have wept with them on this tragedy. We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the families who lost a loved one in this massacre.
In the Quran, Islam’s revealed text, God says, “Give glad tidings to those who endure with patience; who, when afflicted with calamity, say: ‘We belong to God and to Him we shall return.’ Such are the people on whom there are blessings and Mercy from God.” (2:155-157)
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It is time, we as a nation, must engage in a productive dialogue to come up with practical solutions to end this culture of gun violence. We call on our leaders and citizens of this great country to come to agreement on a lasting solution so that we would never see another Tucson, Aurora, Oak Creek, Columbine or Newtown.
We pray Ya Allahu Ta Ala ease our pain and broken hearts for those lost to this tragedy…the lost of inocense and the brave souls that gave their lives to shield our children from harm…We Pray Ya Allahu Ta Ala’ thank you for allowing those to shelter safely the numerous children from harmsway. We pray Allahu ta Ala’ please awaken the world to the tragedy and make us pro-active against the violence that has fosaken this planet. Throughout the world make us join together as the Peace makers for the world:
“Our Lord! Rescue us from this town whose people are oppressors; and raise for us from You one who will protect, and raise for us from You one who will help.” [004:075: Al Quran]
Narrated Anas (R.A):
Allah’s Apostle (pbuh) said, “Help your brother, whether he is an oppressor or he is an oppressed one. People asked, “O Allah’s Apostle! It is all right to help him if he is oppressed, but how should we help him if he is an oppressor?” The Prophet said, “By preventing him from oppressing others.” Volume 3, Book 43, Number 624:Sahih Bukhari.
Allah knows the Best.
The person who killed so many innocents including children in the US was not the only one who has committed such a terrible terrorist act. There are more than a hundred thousand of such men in Afghanistan and other parts of Muslim lands doing the exact same thing – terrorising and killing entire Muslim towns and villages.