As part of my @30Masjids in 30 Days across Canada this past Ramadan 2016, I prayed, Fasted, & Broke my Fast in the Ste. Foy Quebec Masjid…
— HïMY SYeD (@HiMYSYeD) 30 January 2017
I think NOT hearing about the shooting in Sainte-Foy / Quebec City, until AFTER I had completed my Night Prayer, Salat Al-Isha, was a Protection, a Mercy upon me by The Almighty.
Had I learned of the murders, alone, well, I just don’t know how I would handle it.
For Isha on Sunday Nights, I have been making an effort to attend Ajyal Islamic Centre in Downtown Vancouver. After Isha Prayer, Dr. Omar Alani has been teaching Parables of The Hadith.
I have been recording them…
Dr Omar Alani – Parables of The #Hadith
Ajyal Islamic Centre (@AjyalBC)
Vancouver Canada – Sunday January 29 2017https://t.co/MM5x2Odd4X
— HïMY SYeD (@30masjids) 2 February 2017
AFTER the lesson concluded, it was only then did I first hear about Quebec City. We all talked about what we know so far together.
Having Dr. Alani there to share Islamic Perspectives and reassure us during sadness and shock… well, it helped.
More later… InshAllah.
Also a Note to Self: For whatever reason, I find having difficulty to recite the verse from The Qur’an that Muslims say upon hearing news of someone’s death…:
“Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un ( Arabic: إِنَّا للهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ )
“Is a part of a verse from the Qur’an which translates to “We surely belong to Allah and to Him we shall return.”
The phrase is recited by Muslims when a person experiences a tragedy in life, especially upon hearing news that a person has died.”