In the name of Allah the Most Merciful and Most Compassionate
The Islamic Council of New England joins all Muslims around the world and people of good faith and conscience in denouncing the unprovoked military attacks against unarmed worshipers at the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem by Israeli Security Forces during this holy month of Ramadan.
The Israeli Security Forces must cease their aggressive actions immediately and to exercise restraint during these holy days. We pray that the aggrieved Palestinian people can refrain from the impulse of retaliation even under the provocation of Israeli forces, since the Prophet (peace be upon him) asked all Muslims to avoid hostilities during the holy months. To withdraw one’s hand when angry carries a greater reward than exacting retribution.
May Allah guide us, protect us and give us strength to withstand hatred and aggression with patience and forbearance.
لا حول ولا قوة الا بالله There is no power except with Allah.