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Media Statement Mohammad Aslam Talat Aslam

The following statement is being released for all media outlets enquiring about the tragic incident in Saudi Arabia

Earlier this afternoon, Glasgow Central Mosque announced that a couple from Newlands, Glasgow were among a number of Pilgrims who died in a tragic mini-bus accident in Saudi Arabia.

We understand they had just completed the Umrah pilgrimage to the holy city of Makkah and were travelling in a minibus to visit the holy city of Madinah. We have every confidence in the Saudi authorities currently investigating the crash and in giving the dearly departed due dignity and decorum.

Mr Mohammad Aslam and Mrs Talat Aslam were popular members of the community and  are survived by their five children. We pray Allah the Almighty grants the deceased a high rank in Paradise and gives their loved ones strength and patience at this difficult time.
We would kindly request the family be given space and time to grieve for their loved ones and to come to terms with their sudden loss.

"We surely belong to Allah and to Him we shall return."

Quran 2:156