As One Human Family (Bani Adam), we remember the victims of genocide, who lost their lives at the hands of people who allowed their souls to be consumed with ignorance, hatred and violence.
“…if anyone slays a human being – unless it be [in punishment] for murder or for spreading corruption on earth – it shall be as though he had slain all mankind; whereas, if anyone saves a life, it shall be as though he had saved the lives of all mankind…”
~ Holy Qur’an 5:32 (M. Asad)
We pray our Human Family learns from these horrific mistakes, never again to repeat their like on any of our sisters and brothers again, now or in the future.
Paul Salahuddin Armstrong