A voice of condolence, solidarity and heartful prayer for Farana Sadrudin, 49, and Mariana Jadaugy, 24, who lost their precious lives at Lisbon Ismaili Centre’s knife attack

Editor’s note: In the aftermath of the knife attack at the Ismaili Centre in Lisbon that killed Farana Sadrudin and Mariana Jadaugy, condolences have been expressed to the families of the victims privately, in public statements or through the media. One such expression was received by Simerg from Paris based Moez Nato in response to our report on the funeral of Farana Sadrudin that took place in Lisbon on Friday, March 31, 2023. We publish Nato’s expression of sympathy that we feel is representative of how hundreds of thousands of members of the Ismaili community in Portugal and around the world feel about the tragedy that has taken place. The image at top of this post features Mariana Jadaugy (left, photo credit: NOVA FCSH) and Farana Sadrudin (photo credit: Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal).


French (English follows)

Chers soeurs et frères de foi,
Chers amis,

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 Mawlana 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.

Date posted: April 2, 2023.


As a follow up to Moez Nato’s message of condolence posted above as well as others that we have received, Simerg invites its readers to submit their thoughts, reflections and condolences on the tragedy that took place on March 28, 2023, in Lisbon. Please submit your feedback by clicking Leave a comment. Also, please click HERE to read other messages of condolence.

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5 thoughts on “A voice of condolence, solidarity and heartful prayer for Farana Sadrudin, 49, and Mariana Jadaugy, 24, who lost their precious lives at Lisbon Ismaili Centre’s knife attack

  1. Pirani Zahra: May the souls of both the beautiful angels cherish and grow under the merciful shelter of our Mawla and rest in eternal peace. May our Mowla hold their clean souls and let them cross the path from this world to the Eternal world. Ameen. 🙏✨

  2. It is a very sad situation. A person who with his family was brought out of a country to protect them from violence, ended up creating a violent act in his new country in the west resulting in a loss of 2 persons and injuring one. Things can be dealt with without violence and not with anger.

    The whole of Ismaili community is shocked and is feeling helpless
    and for the families a great loss For the departed we pray that their souls rest in peace.

  3. We are deeply saddened after we heard the sad news. We pray for the souls of the deceased and for the family, and that may Mawlana Hazar Imam give them strength to face this deep loss.

    Mental illness is a major concern of the 21st-century, and we should become more aware of this situation especially in situations of providing service to others — every aspect of the security of our dedicated volunteers as well as our Jamati members has to be looked into and we have to become more vigilant and be able to act in a protective manner.

    We pray for the world wide Jamat and join our hands in prayers that may Mawla keep us as one united Jamat around the world. We pray for the eternal peace of the souls of our sister victims. Aameen 🤲🤲.

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