Interfaith prayer service for New Zealand victims Sunday, March 31

Interfaith prayer service for New Zealand victims Sunday, March 31

On March 15, 2019, a gunman targeted two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand: the Al Noor Mosque, where 42 people were killed, and the Linwood Mosque, where seven people died. One person died in the hospital, according to police. In the wake of the shooting, people of all faiths all over the world began expressing prayers and support.

On Sunday, March 31, 2019, all are invited to an interfaith service, Joining Hearts and Hands, Community Prayer for the Victims in New Zealand, at 2 pm at the Islamic Association of Tarrant County, 4901 Diaz Avenue, Fort Worth, TX. See map below.

The service will be followed by conversation and refreshments.

Attendees are asked to dress modestly, with covered legs and no sleeveless tops. Headscarves are optional. Guests are welcome to bring their own, and the hosts will provide some as well for those who choose to wear them. Shoe covers / bags will be provided for all, so removing and keeping track of one’s shoes will not be an issue. For this event, women and men will be seated together, and cameras will be allowed into the worship space.

A live stream of the event will be available by
following this link:


Welcome- Dr. Farooq Selod , IATC
Quranic Recitation- Sheikh Abdelkader Mohamed
Quranic translation- Dr. Rubina Khan
Speaker- Imam Moujahed Bakhach
Speaker- Rabbi Ralph Mecklenburger
Speaker- Christian representative- Dr. Joretta Marshall
Speaker- Mayor Betsy Price
Speaker- Executive Assistant Chief Police Ed Kraus
Closing- Dr. Farooq Selod

The victims

Source: BBC Asia
Mucad Ibrahim, three
Atta Elayyan, 33
Daoud Nadi, 71
Sayyad Milne, 14
Naeem Rashid, 50
Talha Rashid, 21
Zeeshan Raza, 38
Ghulam Husain,
Karam Bibi
Haroon Mehmood, 40
Syed Jahandad Ali
Syed Areeb Ahmed
Sohail Shadid
Farhaj Ahsan, 30
Hosne Ahmed, 44
Zakaria Bhuiyan
Mozammel Haque
Omar Faruk, 36
Abdus Samad, 66
Hafiz Musa Vali Patel, 52
Khaled Mustafa
Hamza Mustafa, 16
Linda Armstrong, 65
Amjad Hamid, 57
Matiullah Safi, 55
Hussain al-Umari, 35
Tariq Omar, 24
Lilik Abdul Hamid, 58
Maheboob Khokhar, 65
Ramiz and Asif Vora
Ansi Alibava, 24
Junaid Kara/Ismail
Mohammed Imran Khan, 38
Ozair Kadir, 25
Mounir Suleiman
Ashraf Morsi
Abdukadir Elmi, 70
Musa Nur Awale, 77
Jordanian nationals
Abdul Fattah Qasem Ibrahim Qasem
Ali Mahmoud Abdullah Al Madani (also reported as Ali Elmadani)
Kamel Mohamad Kamel Darweesh