Mount Hope community holds funeral service for Bronx sisters who drowned at Coney Island beach

The community stood together in support of the Mohammad family and told News 12 the girls were always active and always smiling.

Marissa Santorelli and News 12 Staff

Jul 9, 2024, 4:43 PM

Updated 5 days ago

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Hundreds of people in the Mount Hope community gathered Tuesday to say their goodbyes to the sisters who drowned at Coney Island beach. Hundreds of people lined the street in front of Yankasa Masjid Mosque praying for Aisha and Zainab Mohammad. The 17- and 18-year-old sisters leave behind two parents, a younger brother and a younger sister. MORE: Safety in the spotlight following teen drownings, FDNY rescue at Coney Island beach
"It is our responsibility that we feel this pain, to turn it into purpose and remind ourselves constantly that God is great," said Mayor Eric Adams, who attended the funeral.
Loved ones and community members say that Aisha and Zainab were both youth leaders at the mosque, active in the community, and always smiling.
"The last time I saw her was here. So just coming back the next time to see that she's being lowered down into the grave... this is very devastating," said Malik Muftau, a fellow mosque youth leader.
The community stood together in support of the Mohammad family.


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