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Bismillah – In the Name of Allah
Asalamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu – May the Peace, Mercy, and Blessings of Allah be upon you.
The Muslim Association of the Northwest (MANW), i.e. Umar Al-Farooq Mosque, condemns all acts of violence against peace-loving people of all faiths and backgrounds. We send our deep and sincere condolences to the families and loved ones affected by the vicious and tragic events taking place throughout the world. Words cannot bring solace, or overcome the pain, suffering, and loss they must live with for the rest of their lives.
Some of these heinous crimes were recently committed by people affiliating themselves with Islam. Without a doubt, they are doing so in contrast to the beautiful and peaceful principles of Islam, and against the teachings and actions of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Islam considers all life as sacred. However, the sanctity of human life is accorded a special place, where every human being has been given the right to live. As peace-loving American Muslims, we adamantly reject the fallacious interpretations of those few who are misrepresenting our religion. With broken hearts, we stand alongside our American brothers and sisters against all violent actions, regardless of the cause or motivation of the perpetrators.
Very few have the power to survive independently. The majority of people are at the mercy of their environment, and good environments are created by the motivation of the determined. Our Muslim community is determined to create a healthy, moral, and nurturing environment – one that will develop responsible citizens, and spread our message of peace, love, and understanding.
May Allah protect us all. Ameen.
Muslim Association of the Northwest