Daily US Times, South Australia: A group of Australian Muslims prayed for rain amid the most severe bushfire crisis in the history of the country.
The worshippers gathered prayed for rain that could save farmers and fire victims. More than 50 people joined the prayer on Adelaide’s Bonython Park on Sunday where several of them were children.
Member of the Centre for Christian and Australian Muslims Relations Priest Patrick McInerney also joined the prayer.
”Today I joined with my Muslim sisters and brothers in Adelaide in prayer for rain,” he said.
Professor Mohamad Abdalla gave the sermon (Khutbah) emphasizing the reliance on Allah, who is merciful.
The prayer comes a day after a father-son duo killed by the bushfire. 78-year-old Dick Lang and his 43-year-old son joined with the firefighters, and they were trapped by the fire on their way back to home.
Their family said in a statement that they lost two of their beloved members in such terrible circumstances.
Their home state South Australia’s Premier Steven Marshal described their death as ‘tragic news’.
‘Our hearts go out to the families of those people who have been affected,’ he said.
The fire has been blazing in several states
The fire has been blazing in several states of Australia since last September. Almost a million acres of land and thousands of home were destroyed so far.
Twenty-five people and nearly half a billion animal also killed by the fire.
The fire is considered the worst in Australia’s history.
Environment scientists long predicted these level of fire crisis what is a reality now. They, along with some politicians and citizens, raise their voice against climate change what caused this fire.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison promised to do more on the climate change issue.
MUSLIMS & CHRISTIANS ARE PRAYING TOGETHER FOR RAIN IN BUSHFIRE
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