Heartfelt Sympathy to the People of Lebanon Due to an Industrial Explosion Ruining Half of Beirut

05.08.2020

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No less than 78 people dead, over 4,000 wounded, and over 300,000 left homeless: an industrial explosion in Beirut (Lebanon) shook both the city and the whole world. Our heartfelt condolences to everyone affected by this terrible tragedy; everyone who still don’t have contact with their close ones to make sure they’re safe; everyone who has to literally rebuild their lives from ruins.

Our hearts for the people of Lebanon who almost lost their capital city and its respective infrastructure in an eyeblink (experts say that almost half of the city was either ruined or damaged).

We call upon every person on good will to join efforts in helping the victims of this tragedy, and in preventing another catastrophe — a humanitarian crisis that always follows such a scale of destruction, with about half a million people relying greatly on humanitarian food and water supplies.

Sometimes you don’t have to embark on a humanitarian mission to another country to help people affected by a catastrophe in it. Please look around even if you live far from Lebanon: it’s quite likely in our globalized world that someone you see every day was affected. Maybe someone lost a friend, a relative, or provider;  international students, for instance, could find themselves in a situation when they are all alone in a foreign country with their family back home having lost both their income and their life’s savings in mere seconds.

We ask God Almighty to cure the victims’ physical and psychological wounds and help the people of Lebanon restore at least something similar to their usual life as soon as possible. We ask God to prevent a series of other tragedies caused by this one, both social and economical, where the whole people can find themselves in chaos and poverty.

To Allah we belong, and to Him is our return. There is no power nor strength except by Allah, and to Him we take our pleas for safety.

Tragedies don’t hurt less when there’s no malice; that makes them just a little less bitter.