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Advice in Times of Hardship, after the Chapel Hill shootings and other incidents

Answered by Sayyidi al-Habib `Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah preserve him and benefit us by him) on Muwasala.org These are difficult times for Muslims in America. Recently young Muslims have been killed and an Islamic centre has been burnt down. What advice do you have for us? These are some of the tribulations that occur at […]

Distorting Islamic tradition in our responses to the Chapel Hill shooting – Sh Hamza Yusuf

On behalf of the board, faculty, staff, and students of Zaytuna College, I offer my heartfelt condolences to the parents, family, and friends of the three beautiful young Muslims—Deah Barakat, his wife Yusor Abu-Salha, and her sister Razan Abu-Salha—who were tragically and callously murdered last week in North Carolina. I had met Suzanne Barakat, Deah’s […]

Imam Zaid Shakir’s khutbah on the Chapel Hill shooting

Imam Zaid Shakir addresses the Chapel Hill shooting in his Friday khutbah in Michigan. See also, his comments shortly after the tragedy unfolded, “May the deaths of these beautiful young people, and all others who have perished as a result of senseless, inexcusable violence, anywhere, not be in vain. May they motivate us all to […]

Explaining the Chapel Hill shooting to children

A moving and age appropriate guide for parents struggling to explain the Chapel Hill tragedy to their children, written by California-based teacher, Hina Khan-Mukhtar: Many parents have been asking how to talk about the Chapel Hill homicides with their children. Here is what I wrote to a Facebook friend today. I am focusing on the lives of the three […]

Imam Zaid Shakir on the Chapel Hill shooting

As-Salaam Alaikum, Our condolences to the families of Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu Salha and her sister Razan, the three young Muslims who were murdered yesterday in North Carolina. May their entrance into Paradise be swift and sure, as is the case for the martyr (a martyr is an innocent victim of violence, not a suicide […]

On the killing of three young American Muslims

Three young American Muslims, a husband, wife and sister, were killed in their North Carolina home today. Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’oun. May Allah grant Deah Barakat, 23, Yusor Abu-Salha, 21 and Razan Abu-Salha, 19, His Pardon and Mercy, and may He grant their families beautiful patience, ameen. Law enforcement authorities have charged a 46-year-old […]