The USC Jewish Studies Program sends its condolences to the local and worldwide Islamic community in the wake of the devastating attack on the mosques in New Zealand. We also wish to express our solidarity with all Muslims in taking a stand against white supremacist and Islamophobic hatred and violence.
We encourage our members to demonstrate our love for those who would call a stranger on their doorstep their brother, by showing up in solidarity at Masjid Noor Ul Huda (517 Winmet Drive, 29203) this Friday afternoon, March 22nd, during their Jumm’a Prayers. Guests should arrive by 1:30 pm so as not to disrupt the service. The service will be as follows:
1:40 to 2:15 ‘Khutba’ / Sermon
2:15 to 2:30 Jumm’a Prayer
Guests are invited to stay after the service to speak with members of the Masjid. The Masjid has a designated location to receive flowers, cards, and other well wishes, which you are welcome to bring should you desire.
Men and women will be seated separately for the prayer service; women are encouraged to cover their heads if they are comfortable doing so, but it is not a requirement.