The first thing most people notice about Adam Abdelrahman is his smile – big, bright, ever present.
“It’s like a light that shines around him,” says Denise Roy, one of his advisers at Holyoke Community College, where the 23-year-old Springfield resident will graduate June 1 with high honors and his associate degree in criminal justice. “He has a pretty big presence here and in the community, and he has affected so many people. His heart is so big and he wants to do so much.”
Abdelrahman will be honored May 3 at the State House in Boston…more: hcc.edu
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will lead thousands of mourners expected to gather at a park in front of the Al Noor mosque, where most of the victims died, for a prayer followed by two minutes of silence. Ardern, who has labeled the attack as terrorism, announced a ban on military-style semi-automatic and assault rifles under tough new gun laws on Thursday. The prime minister is expected to be accompanied in the Christchurch prayers with community leaders and other foreign dignitaries. The Muslim call to prayer will be broadcast nationally across all free-to-air TV and radio stations…MORE: REUTERS – elevenmyanmar
Prophet Mohammad said, “Both in this world and in the Hereafter, I am the nearest of all the people to Jesus, the son of Mary. The prophets are paternal brothers; their mothers are different, but their religion is one.” (Bukhari)
عن ابي سعيد الخدري صلى الله عليه وسلم: (أكملُ المؤمنين إيمانًا أحسنُهم أخلاقًا ، الموَطَّؤون أكنافًا ، الذين يأْلَفون و يُؤْلَفون ، و لا خيرَ فيمن لا يأْلَفُ و لا يُؤْلفُ) (صحيح الجامع) والسلسلة الصحيحة
Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The most complete of the believers in faith are those with the best character, who lower their wings and are kind and gracious, for there is no goodness in one who is neither kind nor friendly.”(Grade: Hasan)
By the age of 34, Priestley was a well-established and respected member of Britain’s scientific community. He was still paying a price for his religious nonconformity, however. When the explorer Captain James Cook was preparing for his second voyage, Priestley…