إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ
By David Icke Turner
Minnesota U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar is mourning the death of her father, Nur Omar Mohamed. He has reportedly died Monday evening from complications from the novel coronavirus.
“It is with tremendous sadness and pain to say goodbye to my father,” the former Somalian refugee turned Minnesota congresswoman tweeted Monday night.
“No words can describe what he meant to me and all who knew and loved him.”
She tweeted a Quranic recitation used to pray for the dead, “Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un.” The Arabic translates to, “Surely we belong to God and to Him shall we return.”
Elected in 2018, is one of two Muslim women elected to Congress for the first time along with Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan.
Nur Mohamed came with Ilhan Omar to the U.S. as refugees of war in 1995 ultimately made their home in in Minneapolis. Thousands left Somalia during the country’s brutal civil war.
The virus is considered to be especially dangerous to the elderly community and those with compromised immune systems.
On June 14, Omar took to Twitter to warn about the virus risk.
“The pandemic is not over,” she wrote. “Stay vigilant. When protesting or volunteering, keep at least six-foot distance from others when possible. Wear a mask, wash or sanitize your hands, and consider getting tested for #COVID19. And do not go if you have symptoms!”