Interfaith prayer for Christchurch shooting held at Nadi Muslim
March 21, 2019 4:59 pm
Interfaith prayer for Christchurch shooting at the Nadi Muslim College
A large crowd gathered today at Nadi Muslim College to remember the victims of the terrorist attacks in New Zealand.
Fijians united to pray for the families and those who died seven days ago.
Fiji Muslim League Vice President Masood Mohammad says it was an emotional moment for many.
“We request all Fijians to join in and pray for all our families and friends in the peaceful and neighboring island of New Zealand who have suffered through this senseless act of terrorism. We pray ta Allah to provide peace and blessing to Fiji.”
New Zealand High Commission Representative Jonathan Rowe says that this is a time people should unite and support each other.
“It’s obviously a very difficult time for all of us and it’s important for all of us to come together and reflect.”
It was a solemn occasion at Nadi Muslim College as Fijians took time out to remember those that were slain and others that are fighting for their lives in the Christchurch hospital after the heinous attack last Friday.
Flags were raised at half-mast and flowers were laid as a mark of respect to the 50 lives lost.
Meanwhile, at the Saweni Mosque, funeral prayers were also held for Hafiz Musa Patel and Ashraf Ali who were laid to rest earlier today.