CMRM Condemns Bombing of Masjid in Egypt
Egyptians walk past bodies following a gun and bombing attack at the Rawda mosque, roughly 40 kilometres west of the North Sinai capital of El-Arish, on November 24, 2017. A bomb explosion ripped through the mosque before gunmen opened fire on the worshippers gathered for weekly Friday prayers, officials said. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER

CMRM Condemns Bombing of Masjid in Egypt

PRESS STATEMENT – 25 NOVEMBER 2017

CMRM Condemns Bombing of Masjid in Egypt

The Claremont Main Road Masjid (CMRM) strongly condemns the cowardly bombing of worshippers attending the weekly Friday jumu`ah congregational prayers at the Al-Rawda masjid in the Northern Sinai region of Egypt. We note with deep sadness that this brutal act of terror has left 235 people dead and scores of others maimed. We extend our sincere condolences to the families and friends of the victims and pray that God, in His infinite Mercy, will grant those killed salvation in the hereafter. We also note with deep concern that the masjid, which was targeted, is aligned to the ahl al-tasuwwuf or mystical tradition in Islam. In light of this we call upon Muslims to redouble their efforts at promoting even greater tolerance and an ethics of disagreement (adab al-ikhitilaf) within our ranks

SIGNED

Imam Dr. Rashied Omar  

Egyptians walk past bodies following a gun and bombing attack at the Rawda mosque, roughly 40 kilometres west of the North Sinai capital of El-Arish, on November 24, 2017.
A bomb explosion ripped through the mosque before gunmen opened fire on the worshippers gathered for weekly Friday prayers, officials said.
/ AFP PHOTO / STRINGER

       

 

 

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