Masjid al Islam’s statement on Orlando FL mass shooting tragedy

Peace be on all

First and foremost our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the victims of this deplorable act of violence. It’s a criminal act committed by a deranged individual . This is the holiest month of Ramadan and we are in the first 10 days where Allah Almighty showers His special blessings on human beings. We urge the local Muslim community to do whatever they can to help the victims’ family. We as Americans stand with the victims’ families and loved ones.

The name suggest that the individual who committed this crime is of Muslim faith however, no human being should commit this kind of heinous crime of killing innocent human beings for any reason. His name may suggest his affiliation with Islam but Islam and Muslims have no affliation with this man and his horrible actions.  As Muslims we strongly condemn these acts of violence and ask all Americans to be united to come together in this tragic moment.

We pray for peace and wisdom during these tragic times. The Muslim community stands with the LGBT community during this tragic loss of life. 

 God bless America.

Ramadhan Kareem. Monday June 6 is first day

Assalam u Alaikum Wa RahmatullahRamadhan Kareem to all of you. 

Based on the official announcement of Supreme Judicial Council of Saudi Arabia, Monday June 6 has been declared as the first day of Ramadhan 1437. This announcement is based on the actual sighting of new moon by Muslim witnesses in Saudi Arabia and their testimony before Muslim judges. 

As it has been our method for past several years to rely on Saudi sightings, first day of Ramadhan in all of RI will be Monday June 6 Insha’Allah 

Ramadhan Kareem

Mufti Ikram ul Haq