A Prayer for Victims and Households after Earthquakes in Turkey and Syria
On 6 February 2023, an earthquake hit southern and central Turkey, and northern and western Syria with a magnitude of at the least 7.8. It was adopted by greater than 1,000 aftershocks, together with an unusually highly effective 7.7 9 hours after the mainshock. It was Turkey’s deadliest earthquake in 80 years.
Reuters stories that at the least 23,800 deaths, 83,000 individuals with non-fatal accidents, almost 400,000 individuals displaced, 7,500 buildings destroyed, and at the least 24 million individuals affected.
(Picture Credit score: The wreckage of a collapsed constructing, Diyarbakır, Turkey. Picture by Mahmut Bozarslan – VOA)
And so we pray this information . . .
Bismillaah ar Rahman ar Rahim
Within the identify of God,
the infinitely Compassionate and Merciful.
the embodiment of divine mercy,
our hearts and prayers exit
to the victims and the survivors
of the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria.
Could they really feel the therapeutic exercise
of divine love.
the mild and type loving one,
together with your tenderness
wipe away the tears of these
who’ve misplaced their family members
and provides them the braveness
to hold on as they rebuild their lives.
we invoke your safety
for individuals who are homeless
and residing in shelters,
and for these affected by
worry, despair, and hopelessness.
Could they and we at all times keep in mind
that, because it says within the Qur’an,
“Allah’s safety extends over
every thing that’s within the heavens
and the earth.”
we’re grateful for these
who’ve been your devoted
servants after the earthquakes,
turning into your face to the
survivors: neighbors who got here
collectively to dig individuals and animals
out of the rubble and transport the
injured to the hospitals;
aid staff and medical
personnel tending to the
many wants of the victims.
you who’re our defending buddy,
though many people
praying this information are far
away from Turkey and Syria,
we really feel linked to those
individuals by means of our shared
friendship with you.
Within the days forward, could
they concentrate on the world’s love
and caring regard for we’re all
members of 1 household.
__________________________________________________________________________ * The names of Allah and interpretations used on this prayer have been taken from Physicians of the Coronary heart: A Sufi View of the 99 Names of Allah by Wali Ali Meyer, Bilal Hyde, Faisal Muqaddam, and Shabda Kahn
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