The Royal Commission wishes to acknowledge the 51 shuhada. They have been at the heart of our inquiry. 
 

We hope that the stories of the 51 shuhada are kept alive and that their stories inspire us and future generations.
 

Abdelfattah Qasem Abdukadir Elmi
Ahmed Gamal Eldin Mohamed Abdel Ghany Ali Mahmoud Elmadani
Dr Amjad Kasem Hamid  Ansi Karippalkulam Alibava
Arif Mohamedali Vohra Ashraf Ali Razak
Ashraf El-Moursy Ragheb  Atta Mohammad Ata Elayyan
Farhaj Ahsan Ghulam Hussain
Haji Ashraf Ali Haji Matiullah Safi
Haji Mohemmed Daoud Nabi Hajji Maheboob Allahlakhar Khokhar
Hamza Alhaj Mustafa Dr Haroon Mahmood
Husna Ahmed Hussein Hazim Al-Umari
Hussein Mohamed Khalil Moustafa Junaid Ismail
Kamel (Moh'd Kamal) Kamel Darwish Karam Bibi
Khaled Alhaj Mustafa Lilik Abdul Hamid
Linda Susan Armstrong MD Mojammel Hoq
Mohamad Moosid Mohamedhosen Mohammed Imran Khan
Mohammed Omar Faruk Mohsen Mohammed Al-Harbi
Mounir Soliman Mucaad Aden Ibrahim
Dr Muhammad Abdus Samad Muhammad Haziq Bin Mohd Tarmizi
Muhammad Suhail Shahid Muhammad Zeshan Raza
Musa Vali Suleman Patel Naeem Rashid
Osama Adnan Youssef Abukwaik Ozair Kadir
Ramiz Arifbhai Vora Sayyad Ahmad Milne
Sheikh Muse Nur Awale Syed Areeb Ahmed
Syed Jahandad Ali Talha Naeem
Tariq Rashid Omar Zakaria Bhuiya
Zekeriya Tuyan  

 

The Royal Commission also wishes to acknowledge the many survivors and witnesses. 
 

We hope the whānau of the 51 shuhada, and survivors and witnesses of the terrorist attack and their whānau live a peaceful life.

 

"Kia whakatōmuri te haere whakamua."

 "I walk backwards into the future with my eyes fixed firmly on the past."

 
This whakataukī or proverb speaks to Māori perspectives of time, where the past, the present and the future are viewed as intertwined. This conceptualisation of time does not leave the past behind, rather the past is carried into the future.