Multi-Religious Memorial Services for Columbia Crew

February 4, 2003

Source: The Florida Times-Union

On February 4, 2003 The Florida Times-Union reported that "spiritual leader Imam Zaid Malik of Jacksonville's Islamic Center of Northeast Florida yesterday afternoon led about 80 Al-Furqan Academy students in a short prayer, honoring the men and women who lost their lives in the Columbia space shuttle accident... Malik encouraged the students and members of the center to join 'our fellow Americans' in mourning. The youths, he said, should be inspired by the bravery set by those who died in Saturday's accident."