Masjid Jafar Stands in Solidarity with the African American community
in seeking justice for Mr. George Floyd and his family
Al-Rahmah Islamic Center Inc. DBA Masjid Jafar condemns the murder of 46-year-old restaurant worker George Floyd in Minneapolis on Monday, May 25th, 2020.
Our religion of Islam teaches that human life is sacred. Our sacred text Al-Quran states in 5:32:
“… whoever kills a soul unless for a soul or for corruption in the land – it is as if he had slain mankind entirely. And whoever saves one – it is as if he had saved mankind entirely…”
The Prophet of Islam, Muhammad (peace be upon him) stated the following in his final sermon:
“All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over a black, nor a black has any superiority over a white – except by piety and good action.”
We, at Masjid Jafar are deeply troubled by the death of Mr. George Floyd, and extend our condolences to his family, relatives and friends. We stand united and in solidarity with the African American community as they continue to be subject of pain and suffering through unjustified acts of violence. We call for justice for the family, friends and the community of Mr. George Floyd, and asks for through investigation of his murder. We also stand by other loss of lives of African American citizens in other parts of the country due to senseless acts of violence in the name of race.
Al-Quran also states in 4:135:
“O you who believe! Stand firmly for justice, as witnesses to God, even if against yourselves, or your parents, or your relatives. Whether one is rich or poor, God is more worthy of both. So do not follow your desires, lest you not be just. If you deviate (in testimony) or refuse (to give it) —then God is Aware of what you do.”
Let us pray that those responsible for this injustice will be held accountable swiftly for this horrific act and the witnesses come forward and testify without any fear or retribution.
Masjid Jafar Board of Directors and Executive Committee Members
COMMUNITY INFO BOARD
| June 6, 2020
Eid will be on Sunday, May 24th insha Allah.
Here is the proposed Eid schedule for Masjid Jafar:
8:35 am – Zoom session begins. Imam will do Takbeerats loudly.
8:45 am – Imam will deliver a short lecture in English, giving instructions on how to pray Eid Salat.
9:00 am – Zoom session will pause to pray Eid Salat in their homes, The imam will not be leading the Salat virtually.
9:10 am – Imam will deliver Advice and Dua, and deliver Eid greetings.
9:30 am – Zoom session concludes.
Zoom Meeting link below :
There are no upcoming events at this time.
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