Community mourns Vancouver’s Roshan Thomas, who was slain by Taliban — Vancouver Sun com

Community mourns Vancouver’s Roshan Thomas, who was slain by Taliban

Casket is carried out during funeral Monday for humanitarian and volunteer worker Roshan Thomas at Ismaili Jamatkhana in North Vancouver.
Photograph by: Arlen Redekop , PNG

METRO VANCOUVER — About 1,500 people paid their last respects Monday to Roshan Thomas, the Vancouver educator killed in Kabul, Afghanistan by Taliban terrorists.

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“We mourn that those who plan and commit these atrocities have never known the beauty of our faith, Islam, or any other faith in the path of God,” the family said.

 

“We mourn the loss of a remarkable woman who was both a leader and a servant, a teacher and a student, a friend and a mother.”

 

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Vancouver doctor Roshan Thomas was among nine people killed in a Taliban attack in Kabul. Submitted photo/astonalumni.org

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Inside, in the main area, men sat on the left and women on the right on the carpeted floor during final prayers. According to a brochure provided by the Ismailis, prayers are repeated continuously during the service.

They included “La ilaha illalah Muhammad-alRasulillah,” which translated from the Arabic means “There is no God but Allah and Muhammed is His Messenger,” and “Ina lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un/Verily, we belong to Allah and to him we return.”

 

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On Simerg com:

Roshan Thomas – Acting in the Path of God By Jalal Jaffer

By Jalal Jaffer

Acting in the path of God
Eliminates limitations, restrictions, conceptions
In pursuit of noble actions
To sustain, promote, achieve
Enhancement, progress, understanding
Amongst God’s most beautiful creation
The human being.

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