بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
In the name of Allah, the most gracious, the most merciful
السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته
May the peace, mercy, and blessings of Allah be with you
Statement from the Imam and Administration of the Islamic Center of Daytona Beach
This morning we all woke up to the horrifying news of the terrible tragedy and senseless loss of life that has befallen our neighboring community of Orlando and our country. Our saddened hearts pray for the people that lost their lives, their families and countless other lives connected to them.
These horrific actions have no place in humanity let alone our country and neighborhoods.
“Whoever kills one person, it is as if he killed all of humanity” – Quran (5:32)
No person true to his or her faith, regardless of religion can ever harm or kill other human beings.
We condemn this horrific and cowardly act by a depraved individual that has affected so many lives and countless connected lives in a truly incomprehensible way.
We as a community have always banded together to come to the aid of the needy and this time we all get together in support of our neighbors and fellow human beings in Orlando.
We are grateful to the police officers and the law enforcement that truly and heroically serve and protect our community and the countless other lives their quick actions have saved.
~ June 12 2016