We at Jamaat Ibad Ar-Rahman (JIAR) are deeply saddened by the horrific terror attacks on our Muslim brothers and sisters in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. The JIAR community stands together with the entire Muslim Ummah and people of faith to condemn these terrorist attacks. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go to all victims who have lost their lives and who have been harmed. We pray for their families, friends and the people of New Zealand. The noble Qur’an teaches us to say “We belong to God and to God we shall return (Chapter 2, verse 156)” at this tragic time.

JIAR is committed to the safety of our community members and taking additional precautionary measures to keep our mosques safe for prayers. We urge community members to remain vigilant and notify immediately any suspicious behavior to the mosque leadership or local law enforcement.

To our neighbors and the friends and leaders of other faiths, we are overwhelmed with your support and sympathy being shown to our brothers and sisters in NZ. Thank you for your donations, flowers, and cards sent to us with kind words in their honor. We stand united with you under “Oneness of God” and say no to acts of hate and intolerance.

May God keep us all under His safety! Salaam (peace) to all.

Jamaat Ibad Ar-Rahman, Inc.
Durham, NC