On Friday, November 21st, 2014, Al Huda Foundation hosted a funeral service for Abdul-Rahman Kassig. Abdul-Rahman, also known as Peter, was an Indianapolis native who was recently killed by the extremist group ISIS in Syria. Abdul-Rahman’s parents and many friends of the family attended the service.
The funeral service followed the regular Friday sermon which was delivered by a prominent Syrian cleric, Shaykh Muhammad Al-Yaqoubi. Shaykh Al-Yaqoubi was the Imam of the Grand Umayyad Mosque in Damascus and is considered to be one of the most influential Muslim scholars in the world.
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