AL HUDA FOUNDATION PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 18, 2014
Dr. Shaker Rashid – firstname.lastname@example.org or (317) 845-9 five five three
Jodi Perras – email@example.com
Al Huda Foundation to Hold Funeral Service for Abdul-Rahman (Peter) Kassig
[Fishers, IN] – On Friday, November 21, 2014, Al Huda Foundation will host 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. Mr. and Mrs. Kassig are planning to attend the service.
WHAT: Funeral Service for Abdulrahman Kassig
WHERE: Al Huda Foundation, 12201 Lantern Road, Fishers, IN 46038
WHEN: Sermon begins at 1:10pm
The funeral service will follow the regular Friday sermon and will be 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.
“We are honored to host this service, in memorial of the life of Abdul-Rahman Kassig, and to pray for him and his family at our mosque. Abdul-Rahman is a Hoosier hero who gave his life to serve others, and he is an example and an inspiration for Muslims,” said Dr. Shaker Rashid, spokesman of the Al Huda Foundation.
Al Huda Foundation invites visitors of all faiths, including friends and family of Abdul-Rahman Kassig, and the media, to observe the funeral service.
NOTE TO MEDIA: Media and cameras are welcome inside the mosque. However, please respect Mr. and Mrs. Kassig’s right to their privacy during this emotional time. Dr. Shaker Rashid and Shaykh Al-Yaqoubi will be available for media inquiries after the conclusion of the service.