In the Name of Allah, the Most Gra­cious, the Most Mer­ci­ful.

As-salā­mu ‘alaykum wa-rah­mat­ul­lāhi wa-barakā­tuh (Peace, Bless­ings & Mer­cy of Allah be upon You).

This state­ment is being issued on the 22th of March 2017 and super­sedes all pre­vi­ous state­ments on the sub­ject.

Westminster attack map

We are shocked by this hor­ren­dous attack on our city. Our thoughts are with all those affect­ed by this tragedy, and we are immea­sur­able thank­ful to those who came for­ward (civil­ians, police and emer­gen­cy respon­ders) to lend their assis­tance in the after­math.

We would like to pay trib­ute to the coura­geous inter­ven­tion of our police and emer­gen­cy ser­vices who react­ed swift­ly and deci­sive­ly to con­tain the inci­dent and avert­ed a greater loss of life. In the mid­st of tragedy, it was uplift­ing to see Lon­don­ers come for­ward to help in any way they could.

What hap­pened in Lon­don today was mur­der, and the per­pe­tra­tors should be inves­ti­gat­ed and pun­ished to the fullest extent of the law. We are Lon­don and we stand togeth­er, more unit­ed than ever, more res­olute than ever. Cow­ard­ly attacks will nei­ther break our resolve, nor divide us.  This was an attack on our democ­ra­cy, an attack on our par­lia­ment and we urge every­one to stand unit­ed in say­ing loud and clear that this is unac­cept­able and we will not stand for the­se cow­ard­ly attacks on our city.

Thank You

  1. (Mufti) Yusuf Danka, Croy­don
  2. (Qari) Muham­mad Shoy­aib Nur­gat, Waltham­stow
  3. (Maulana) Muham­mad Saeed Mul­la, Ching­ford
  4. (Maulana) Sohail Bawa, Newham
  5. (Sis­ter) Haf­sah Taussef, Good­mayes
  6. (Broth­er) Abdul Aziz Raje, Ilford
  7. (Sis­ter) Asiya Kasim, Newham