People across the world have been sending messages of support to the Muslim community after the news that at least 49 people have been shot dead in an attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Prime minister Jacinda Ardern has described the incident on Friday afternoon as a terrorist attack and one of New Zealand's "darkest days".
A man in his late twenties was charged with murder and will appear in court on Saturday, police said. Reports suggest that the shooter gave an Islamophobic speech before carrying out the act, which he then reportedly livestreamed to his Facebook account.
Condemnation of the attack and messages of solidarity with the Muslim community have poured in from across the world, with many asking what they can do to help.
And one Muslim American human rights activist and lawyer has provided tips for those who are considering visiting a mosque in support.
In a tweet, Qasim Rashid wrote:
Many asking about visiting a mosque in solidarity:
Yes it's a good idea, but be alert to security protocols. Call ahead if possible.
No gift of any sort needed. Your solidarity is what's most important
Dress modestly as you would for any house of worship
Other people responded to Rashid's tweet with additional advice.
@MuslimIQ The mosque near me mentions on their website that there is limited parking and they ask that people not l… https://t.co/Hk0DUNyFiE