Monday, October 29, 2018

Interfaith Community Vigil

There will be an Interfaith Community Vigil on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 7 p.m., at the JCC of the Lehigh Valley to mourn the tragedy at the Tree of Life Synagogue, pray for the victims and survivors, and show solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Pittsburgh.

One of the most hopeful things I have seen from this tragedy are the statements of support from Muslims all over. One group calling itself Muslims Unite for Pittsburgh Synagogue have raised $75,00 as of 7 pm for funeral and medical expenses.
We wish to respond to evil with good, as our faith instructs us, and send a powerful message of compassion through action. Our Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, said: "Show mercy to those on earth, and the One in the Heavens will show mercy to you." The Quran also teaches us to "Repel evil by that which is better" (41:34).

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