Indianapolis interfaith community remembers the man who brought them together
A lantern in the darkness.
A man who leaves behind a hole in his community that cannot be filled.
There were kind words and tears shed for Dr. Shahid Athar at his memorial service Monday. But there was one resounding sentiment that permeated the Masjid Al-Huda mosque in Fishers: Athar was an idealist without a mean bone in his body, one who envisioned the world as a place where people of all creeds could come together in harmony.
Athar died Saturday following a long battle with an illness. He was 73.
“His loss is a loss to the entire community,” said Dennis Sasso, the senior rabbi at the Congregation Beth-El Zedeck. “We lost a pillar of many communities.” . . . [Full text]