Lebanon: Islamic Relief Australia Statement on devastating explosions in Beirut


The Islamic Relief Australia family is deeply saddened by the recent explosions in Beirut that tragically claimed the lives of over 78 people, left thousands injured and caused widespread damage.

We pray that those who have lost their lives in this tragedy are granted the highest ranks of Jannah (Paradise); that Allah (swt) grants those who are injured complete shifa (recovery); that families who have lost loved ones find sabr (patience) to deal with their loss; and that Allah (swt) grants the people of Lebanon ease as they face increasingly challenging times.

Islamic Relief Australia extends its utmost support, reflection, and prayers to the people of Lebanon and members of the Australian Lebanese community. We are assessing the humanitarian situation on the ground and we will be working with our Islamic Relief family to provide humanitarian assistance as necessary.

Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un

We surely belong to Allah and to Him we shall return.

Walid Ali,

Islamic Relief Australia, CEO