Report prepared and compiled by MALIK MERCHANT
Farana Sadrudin, aged 49, who was killed in a knife attack that took place on March 28, 2023, at the Ismaili Centre Lisbon was buried on Friday, March 31, the 9th day of the Muslim month of Ramadhan, at the Cemitério do Lumiar following a funeral ceremony that was held at the Ismaili Centre and attended by more than 1,500 people.
The cemetery has burial zones for numerous faith groups including Muslims, Christians and Jews. The funeral for the 2nd victim, Mariana Jadaugy, aged 24, will be held Saturday, April 1, in Sintra, a resort town near Lisbon. The horrible crime, that also injured a 3rd person, was committed by Abdul Bashir, a refugee who had been living in Portugal for the past 12 months.
The traditional Ismaili Muslim post burial prayers of zyarat and samar for the soul of Farana were held at the Ismaili Centre Jamatkhana immediately after the completion of the burial rites.
Numerous Portuguese newspapers carried reports and photographs of the hearse’s arrival at the Ismaili Centre before the funeral ceremony as well as scenes of bereavement outside the Ismaili Centre as families, friends and members of the public gathered to mourn and pay respects to the deceased.
The largest Portuguese circulated newspaper Correio da Manhã (CM Journal) noted that the hearse to carry the body for burial at the cemetery arrived at the Ismaili Centre at 9:00 AM local time, two hours ahead of the funeral ceremonies at 11:00 AM. Please click HERE for CM’s report and photos of the hearse. The newspaper further reported that dozens of heavily armed police officers were at the Ismaili Center as funeral ceremonies took place for Farana. The newspaper also put out a short video Farana’s funeral marked by emotion and tears from family and friends in Portuguese.
The Jornal de Notícias, one of Portugal’s oldest newspapers, carried photographs of scenes of bereavement outside the Ismaili Centre Lisbon, as a vast crowd gathered to pay respects at the funeral ceremony for Farana. The newspaper has also grouped links to various reports related to the attack at the Ismaili Centre under one special section; please click HERE.
According to the Portuguese media, the funeral for the second victim, Mariana Jadaugy, will take place in Sintra, a town near Lisbon. Earlier, the Lisbon School of Economics and Management (ISEG) had issued the following In Memoriam statement for the 2 victims:
“ISEG deeply regrets the deaths that occurred yesterday at the Ismali Center in Lisbon, in particular that of student Mariana Jadaugy, ISEG student, master in Development and International Cooperation. Mariana finished her master’s degree in December 2021 with an average of 15 out of 20, where she defended her thesis on the theme “Women’s Participation in Non-Governmental Organizations: Contributions to Your Study”.
“ISEG vehemently repudiates any type of violence and discrimination, and associates itself with the pain of the Ismaili community in Portugal, also conveying its deepest feelings to the families, colleagues and friends of the victims.”
OTHER NOTES AND STORIES OF INTEREST FROM THE PORTUGUESE MEDIA
- Público: Unanimous Parliament in Condolences for Victims of Ismaili Center and Applauds Families (see video below)
- CM Journal: Ismaili Muslim community in Portugal consisting of eight thousand people
REPORT SUMMARY — “The Assembly of the Republic on Friday, March 31, 2023, approved a vote of condolence for the victims of the attack that took place on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, at the Ismaili Center in Lisbon. The members of the assembly gave a a long standing applause to the families, those responsible for the center and the representative of the Ismaili Imamat in Lisbon who were present in the galleries.”
- Please also click Público’s special coverage of related events.
VIDEO: CONDOLENCES EXPRESSED BY PARLIAMENT OF PORTUGAL
This post will continue to be updated with emerging stories, including Mariana Jadaugy’s funeral that is scheduled to take place later today, Saturday, April 1, 2023.
Date posted: March 31, 2023.
Last updated: April 3, 2023 (CM Jornal link to video of funeral)
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May Allah rest the departed Ruhani souls in eternal peace. Ameen
May Almighty God rest the souls of these two wonderful individuals trying to do good in this world in eternal peace.
I have a personal observation to make with regard to what I have seen in Canada with regard to many Ismailis who have come here as refugees from Afghanistan in the last two decades and especially new arrivals in recent years.
Instead of appreciating help they make demands for new things and are not prepared to accept used objects such as furniture and other household items that are in good condition.
The new refugees should keep in mind that many of us who settled in this country some 40-50 years ago came penniless and are where we are today due to hard work. We do realize that refugees have left countries where life has been difficult but they have to be grateful and appreciate what is being done for their well-being rather than behaving like spoilt brats.
Honesty, discipline and hard work are all important ethical ethos by which we should lead our lives in Canada and try and assist Jamats living around the world who need help.
The horrible incident such as the one that took 2 Ismaili lives in Lisbon by an Ismaili refugee may be isolated but does create a sense of concern about other Jamati members who settle in this great country after successfully being accepted as refugees.
Perhaps a stricter and more thorough vetting process should be put in place by the federal government to ensure the safety of all citizens.
Chers soeurs et frères de foi,
Cette horrible nouvelle de Lisbonne ne peut que nous fendre le coeur et nous attrister profondément. Nous sommes touchés dans notre chair. Quelle douloureuse nouvelle! Quels malheurs!
Mais pourquoi ce geste fou, violent ?
Nos prières et nos pensées pour les parents et les proches des innocentes victimes. Nos prières pour que Allah, dans toute Sa Miséricorde et Sa Clémence ouvrent à leurs âmes en paix le Royaume de Lumière.
Que les Bénédictions de Mowlana Hazar Imam soient pour les parents des victimes une source de réconfort spirituel.
Nos condoléances attristées à toute la communauté ismailie de Lisbonne .
Nos pensées et notre soutien moral au Peuple Portugais et aux Autorités Politiques Institutionnelles qui ont toujours manifesté leur bienveillance à l’ Imamat Ismaili et soutenu l’ intégration loyale, harmonieuse de notre Jamat au sein de la société civile portugaise.
Avec nos affectueuses pensées et l’ expression de notre solidarité, de notre fraternité, à toutes les personnes qui ont acceuillie cette affreuse nouvelle de Lisbonne avec beaucoup de tristesse.
Dear sisters and brothers of faith, Dear friends,
This horrible news from Lisbon can only break our hearts and sadden us deeply. We are touched in our flesh. What painful news! What misfortunes! But why this crazy, violent gesture?
Our prayers and thoughts for the parents and loved ones of the innocent victims. Our prayers that Allah, in all His Mercy will open the Kingdom of Light to their souls in peace.
May the Blessings of Mowlana Hazar Imam be a source of spiritual comfort to the relatives of the victims.
Our heartfelt condolences to the entire Ismaili community of Lisbon.
Our thoughts and our moral support to the Portuguese People and to the Institutional Political Authorities who have always shown their benevolence to the Ismaili Imamat and supported the loyal, harmonious integration of our Jamat within Portuguese civil society.
With our loving thoughts and the expression of our solidarity, our fraternity, to all the people who have received this dreadful news from Lisbon with great sadness.
May the departed souls rest in eternal peace. Aameen.
The demise of two precious lives in our community is indeed very shocking to all jamat around the globe. The worst part is that the attacker is from our own community. This brutal act needs to be investigated thoroughly and the appropriate punishment has to be given even though the person is one of our own.
We pray to Khudavind Mawlana Hazar Imam that may the departed souls rest in eternal peace.
Currently in Dubai.
Multiple families changed forever on this day. The victims as well as the assailant’s. Prayers that they all get the strength and courage needed through this tough phase of life.
Something senseless like this, ripples far and wide, and evokes different emotions, but please pray for all the innocents the course of whose lives may forever be changed.
May the departed Souls Rest in Peace.
May the departed soul rest in eternal peace.
Our deepest condolences to parents, families & friends of both deceased. Praying for departed Souls to Rest in Eternal Peace, Ameen.
May Allah bless the departed souls and give their families solace to bear this loss.
From Allah we come and to him we shall return.
May Allah rest their souls in eternal peace and give strength to the family and the Ismaili community to bear the unbearable loss. Ameen.
Allah rest their souls in eternal peace and give the family the strength to cope with this sad loss. Ameen.
Abida Cassam: May Farana’s soul rest in eternal peace. Aameen.
Nasima Jamal: Very very sad news condolences to the family. May their souls rest in eternal peace Aameen.
Sammira Shivji: May their souls rest in eternal peace. Ameen.
Amin Pirbhai: REST IN ETERNAL PEACE AAMEEN.
Salima: Rest in eternal peace. Ameen.
Zahid Sakhi: May the departed souls rest in eternal peace.
Nawaz Hunzai: Rest in eternal peace!
Nayamatullah Ahmadi: May our beloved Maula give their souls eternal peace; Aameen.
Salim Bhimani: Very sad. May their soul rest in eternal peace. A’ameen🙏🙏
Bahadar Hirani: May their souls rest in eternal peace.
This has been a very tragic incident for all concerned. For the lives lost, for the children now without their father and for the father who has lost his freedom. Truly tragic!
REST IN PEACE . THIS SHOULD NEVER HAVE HAPPENED!
This is indeed very sad news for our Jamats. May the departed souls rest in eternal peace. Hopefully, the Portuguese authorities will perform a thorough investigation into this painful tragedy.
May the departed souls rest in eternal peace.