I was really saddened and disturbed to hear about the terrorist act of a white supremacist which included the murdering of 49 people in the New Zealand mosques on the Friday of March 15th, 2019.
Our message to the family of those who lost their loved ones is to be patient. Those who passed away in the mosques are martyrs on the path of God being sustained by Him.
Our message to the Muslim Communities everywhere around the world is to pray for the victims and their families and please be proactive in your Muslim community and your local area at large. It is through working together with Muslims and non-Muslims alike that we can change the evil around us.
To our friends, brothers and sisters from the other traditions we say, Thank you for sending your prayers and standing with Muslims during these difficult times. We value your reaching out to us and standing with us in this occasion and many others as well. We would like your voice to echo when you preach against hate, vicious crimes against Muslims, committed by terrorists and sick minded people.
Mufti Didmar Faja
United Islamic Center of Arizona
19250 N 35th AV Glendale, AZ 85308