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 a minimum of 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 reviews that a minimum of 23,800 deaths, 83,000 folks with non-fatal accidents, almost 400,000 folks displaced, 7,500 buildings destroyed, and a minimum of 24 million folks affected.
(Photograph Credit score: The wreckage of a collapsed constructing, Diyarbakır, Turkey. Photograph by Mahmut Bozarslan – VOA)
And so we pray this information . . .
Bismillaah ar Rahman ar Rahim
Within the title 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.
Might they really feel the therapeutic exercise
of divine love.
the mild and sort 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 many who are homeless
and dwelling in shelters,
and for these affected by
concern, despair, and hopelessness.
Might they and we all the time keep in mind
that, because it says within the Qur’an,
“Allah’s safety extends over
every little thing that’s within the heavens
and the earth.”
we’re grateful for these
who’ve been your devoted
servants after the earthquakes,
changing into your face to the
survivors: neighbors who got here
collectively to dig folks 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
folks via our shared
friendship with you.
Within the days forward, might
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