Wifaqul Ulama Public Affairs (Department)
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.
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.
- (Mufti) Yusuf Danka, Croydon
- (Qari) Muhammad Shoyaib Nurgat, Walthamstow
- (Maulana) Muhammad Saeed Mulla, Chingford
- (Maulana) Sohail Bawa, Newham
- (Sister) Hafsah Taussef, Goodmayes
- (Brother) Abdul Aziz Raje, Ilford
- (Sister) Asiya Kasim, Newham