—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
NEW YORK, NY (April 5, 2017) – The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), condemns yesterday’s barbaric suspected chemical attack in northern Idlib province of Syria that killed nearly 100 people including children, women and the elderly.
ICNA urges U.N. officials to open an immediate investigation and take necessary measures to ensure the perpetrators responsible for this war crime are held accountable.
ICNA President Javaid Siddiqi said: “This heinous act should not go unpunished and the international community as a whole should come together to end this horrific conflict and work to establish facts and set appropriate repercussions.”
President Trump called the attack a “heinous” massacre that “cannot be ignored by the civilized world”.
ICNA calls on the White House to establish safe zones in Syria where humanitarian aid can be delivered under military protection.
ICNA sends its prayers to the families of the victims who perished, and those who were injured.
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!