15 Sep 2015 – The East London Mosque is in great shock at the news of the murder yesterday evening of a well-respected and much-loved member of our congregation, Zakariyya Islam. Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un – “Indeed we belong to Allah, and indeed to Him we will return.”

The Mosque’s trustees, staff, volunteers and worshippers extend their sincere condolences to Zakariyya’s family and friends. May Allah give you comfort and strength in your time of need.

Zakariyya worshipped at the East London Mosque for over three decades. He volunteered and supported the Mosque since he was a teenager. His loss will be mourned and felt throughout the community. We pray Allah grants him the highest level of Jannah (Heaven).

The Mosque will inform the congregation about the Janazah as soon as it is arranged.

We kindly request members of the press to respect the privacy of Zakariyya’s family at this deeply sensitive time.