The staff and writers of VirtualMosque.com send their prayers and deepest condolences to the innocent lives lost and those injured in today’s tragic bombing at the Boston Marathon. We urge all of our readers to pray for those afflicted by this tragedy.
Imam Suhaib Webb is the religious leader of the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center, which released the following press release regarding today’s bombing:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Condolences, Prayers and Support After Boston Marathon and JFK Library Explosions
April 15, 2013 – The Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center and the Boston-Muslim community is deeply saddened by the tragic occurrence at the Boston Marathon and JFK Library, both icons of our great City. We are concerned for the loss of life and injuries to the victims. Our prayers and thoughts go out to the victims and their families, to the marathon organizers, runners and fans, and to our Boston community at large.
As Bostonians, and inspired by the values of mercy and justice central to our faith, the American-Muslim community stands ready to help. We have close to 40 ISBCC volunteers on site who are committed to assist in relief efforts and also donate blood. Should the City call upon us, we are also ready to transform the ISBCC into a disaster relief center. Additionally, we extend our spiritual counseling services to any of the victims and their family members.
We hold to the highest standard the human safety and security of our City, its people and its guests. We encourage any Bostonian who sees any suspicious activity or package to report it to the number provided by the Boston Police Chief: 800-494-TIPS (800-494-8477).
Contact: Yusufi Vali