Six days have actually passed because 14 individuals were eliminated and 17 hurt at a social services center in San Bernardino, California. And 5 days have actually passed considering that Muslim groups and leaders from throughout the country joined to assist raise almost $100,000 for the victims’ households.
Faisal Qazi, a neurologist and the co-founder of the household focused advancement company MiNDS , and Tarek El-Messidi, co-founder of the Islamic not-for-profit CelebrateMercy , signed up with forces to begin the contribution fund on LaunchGood Thursday, with an objective of combating hate with love. Their objective: to raise loan for the households of the 14 victims eliminated throughout a shooting at the Inland Regional Center by Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik. FBI detectives stated Monday that the couple had actually been radicalized by the Islamic State .
We want to react to wicked with great, as our faith advises us, and send out an effective message of empathy through action. Our Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, stated: “Have grace to those in the world, and the One in the Heavens (God) will have grace upon you.” And the Quran teaches to “Repel wicked by that which is much better” (41:34).
Groups like MECASoCal and the Islamic Networks Group, in addition to popular nationwide Muslim leaders, put their names on the fund, which raised more than $88,000 by Tuesday night. El-Messidi informed The Huffington Post the cash will go to the San Bernardino households in batches.
“We’re preparing within a week to provide the very first batch of contributions to the households so it can assist with more short-term instant expenditures,” he stated. “The concept is to assist ease the problem on the households, possibly funeral expenditures and whatnot. We understand no quantity of cash will restore their liked ones, however ideally this will make things a little simpler for them.”
El-Messidi stated he hopes the fund will send out a message about the Muslim neighborhood.
“I believe it sends out a clear message that American Muslims are here to construct and not damage,” he informed HuffPost. “We do not wish to be associated at all with extremists who are putting individuals in damage’s method, and we wish to reveal this as simply one example of how American Muslims are factors to society, attempting to make our society a much better location. … We are hoping in this time of crises, those who are Muslim and those who are not will be familiar with each other. Discussion is the only method to clean up this state of confusion and stress.”