Tragedy a reminder life is in God’s hands

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Originally published in Montgomery News
This letter is in response to the story “Wissahickon, Upper Dublin school districts respond to Connecticut school shooting.” As I was reading this story, I couldn’t help but remember my own joyful, carefree Stony Creek Elementary School days. This caused much sorrow for me, as I understood how these young innocent lives were cut short.

This senseless carnage has caused so much grief and pain for Americans across the country. It reminds me that life is not in our hands, and that God controls everything. The Quran reminds us that when a misfortune occurs all we can say is “Surely to Allah we belong and to Him we should return” (2:157).

I sincerely pray that for the young victims and their families. May God give them the capacity to move on and come to a sense of normalcy.

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