—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
NEW YORK, NY November 24, 2017) – The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), condemns the attacks at a Mosque in Egypt that killed at least 235 worshipers as a horrific crime.
The attack goes against all Islamic injunctions including ensuring the safety and security of religious institutions. ICNA offers its deepest sympathies to the victims of these dastardly attacks and the people of Egypt.
ICNA also calls on the Egyptian authorities to conduct immediate and transparent investigation of the incidents and work to bring security and justice to all its people. ICNA also calls on the Egyptian government to ensure the fundamental rights of its citizens during its war on terror.
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!