Islamic Center of Zahra
Thursday March 21 at 8:30 pm
1059 Serpentine Lane, Pleasanton 

 (Dr. Ejaz Naqvi’s community) is holding a candlelight vigil to honor the victims of Christchurch this Thursday evening. Everyone is welcome to attend.  

Friday, Friday, March 22nd at 1:00 pm 
Walnut Creek Islamic Center, 
2449 Buena Vista Ave., W.C.  

Arrive between 12:45 and 1:00 pm.  (please carpool and park on the street)  Prayers begin at 1:30 for those who desire to pray.  After prayers, we will hear from members of the Islamic Center and local Interfaith religious leaders in the courtyard until 2:30 or so.  (I’m asking permission to park in the church across the street).   Please join us to circle the mosque in solidarity or bring a sign of welcome to line the path into the Prayer Hall.  All peaceful people are welcome.  See flyer below.

Saturday, March 23, AT 5:30 P.M.

Islamic Center of the East Bay,
311 West 18th Street, Antioch.

After the most ruthless massacre that took place at two mosques in New Zealand’s city, Christchurch on March 15, it is but natural for the Muslim Community to feel concerned, and somewhat  shaken too. Efforts were made to bring all the concerns of the Muslim Community to the notice of  local authorities, especially to the notice of the Police Chief. Mr. T. Brooks.we are greatly encouraged and feel very consoled and reassured when the Police Chief, on his own called me and assured me that he fully understands and appreciates our apprehensions, and that he has already allocated special extra patrol for Fridays and Sundays.

This meeting is called upon to let you know that the Police Chief, Mr. T. Brooks, city Council member Ms. Lori, local church leaders, especially our friend Rev. Will. McGarvey, Mr. Terence Clark,  and our friend, Dr. Nazeer Ahmed, and many others shall personally be coming in this meeting and shall share their feelings related to this great tragedy. 

You all are requested to please come by 5:15 p.m., as the  guests shall start coming by 5:30 p.m. Please find time for this important meeting which concerns us all. 

Yours truly,

Mohammad A Chaudhry