Active light in community flickered out
His mother was a dedicated immigration attorney who sought to help Muslim women and immigrants through her work with the nonprofit organization Just Neighbors. He had a brother, too. The three were loving members of their community, described by their family as bringing “nothing but love and light to the many lives and communities they touched.”
That’s why his father was shocked when he came home on September 5, 2018.
Tihami Ayaz, 11, was shot and killed alongside his brother, Mirraj Ayaz, in their home in Herndon, Virginia. Their mother killed the boys before going upstairs to shoot herself.