Charleston Muslims mourn and grieve at the tragedy and terrorist attack at the AME Church, which left nine people dead while they were praying. Our condolences go out to the families of the victims and all members of the Church. It is also worthy to note that the way the whole country has come together, black and white alike, Muslims and non-Muslims alike, that it once again affirms that while a few dead hearts, harder than stones walk on the surface of the earth, the number of living hearts is enormous. We just need to come together and work to eradicate hate, racism and terrorism.
“O mankind, indeed We have created you from male and female and made you peoples and tribes that you may know one another. Indeed, the most noble of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous of you. Indeed, Allah is Knowing and Acquainted (Quran 49:13).
"...if any one slew a person - unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief in the land - it would be as if he slew the whole people: and if any one saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people..." (Quran, 5:32)