January 29, 2018 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Muslim Society of Guelph
On the 1-year anniversary of the tragic shooting at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec, the Muslim Society of Guelph invites the Guelph community to come together in prayer and hope.
We are more alike, each of us, than we are different. It is only through making concerted efforts to stand together that we can triumph over hatred and bigotry. It is only through coming together, in sorrow and hope, that we can start to build a more inclusive and just future for all of our children.
Evening prayers will be open to all, and will be followed by some words from MSOG leaders and community members. We will then create a human “Circle of Safety” surrounding the Masjid in memory of Abdelkrim Hassane, Mamadou Tanou Barry, Ibrahima Barry, Azzeddine Soufiane, Khaled Belkacemi and Aboubaker Thabti, who lost their lives, and in honour of the 19 other individuals who were injured. The “Circle of Safety” will also symbolize our collective pledge to protect each other’s right to worship without fear.
Head coverings for females attending prayers would be appreciated.
Aymen Durbali was paralyzed as a result of gunshot wounds sustained outside of the Islamic Cultural Centre. DawaNet is raising funds to provide an accessible home for Mr. Durbali and his family. Contributions can be made at: https://www.launchgood.com/