—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
JAMAICA, New York (August 5, 2012) – The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) issued a press statement condemning the shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin this morning.
A gunman opened fire at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, killing six and wounding many others. A police officer was also among the wounded.
“We are deeply saddened by the attack in Milwaukee this morning. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families, and we are praying for the speedy recovery of those wounded in the attack.
We thank law enforcement officials for acting quickly to protect the congregants and commend the brave officer who took down the assailant. We urge law enforcement to fully investigate the incident.
ICNA calls on people of all faiths to condemn this heinous act and come together in support of the Sikh community.”
The inclusion of poor in our festivity must be done without which we cannot complete our service to Allah SWT. How many societies the poor is left out of the pie and the rich eats the entire pie. A few weeks ago, we celebrated Eid-ul Fitr. And on that Eid, we enjoy its virtues by giving the Zakaat-ul Fitr to the poor before we begin the Eid prayer. This Eid we have to complete its celebration by giving 1/3 of the meat to the poor and needy. As Allah SWT says: Then eat thereof and feed therewith the poor who have a very hard time. (22:28) EID MUBAARAK!