Assalāmu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullah
It is with a heavy heart that we write this message to you, and most of you no doubt will have heard of the shocking murder of our brother and sisters in Chapel Hill, North Carolina: Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha and Razan Abu-Salha.
Innā lillāh, wa innā ilayhi rāji‘ūn. We ask Allah jalla wa ‘alā to forgive their sins, elevate their rank and grant their families the best of patience at such a stressful and challenging time.
On behalf of AlMaghrib Institute, our instructors, staff and all you students as well no doubt, we send our sincerest condolences and prayers to the families and their local community.
These beautiful souls articulated a wonderful expression of their Deen, one of service to their community, and one of charity to their wider family abroad in particular the Syrian Refugees. They were Believers in the pursuit of knowledge, and were fellow students at AlMaghrib Institute like yourselves. It is a truly loss for all the Muslims when such people leave us, may Allah reward them without limit for their efforts.
We know that you will not let them down at their time of need, which is the Funeral Prayer organized for tomorrow. Thus, we strongly encourage all of our students in Raleigh and Charlotte to attend their Janāzah prayer tomorrow (Thursday 12th February) which will be held after Dhuhr Prayers at 1:35pm at the Islamic Association of Raleigh (IAR).
For those who can’t make it, please remember them and their families in your prayers.