RTCYPP News 4.7.21
Message by the Mufti of Cyprus, Dr Talip Atalay
On behalf of all Muslims in Cyprus, I express my deepest sorrow for the devastating wildfire in the foothills of the Troodos Mountains and Limassol, described as the worst in Cyprus history. We have been following the tragic news and assure every one of our thoughts and prayers.
We are encouraged with the reports of rescuers coming together to help all who are in need. We pray for them, the firefighters and everyone who has come forth to help those in need. We are especially sorry for the loss of life and express our sincerest sympathies to the families of the victims. May Allah Almighty grant patience, courage and peace to them.
We regret the news of animals burnt to death, injured and hurting, the loss of property and the utter destruction of nature. The tragic loss of rich forests and wildlife including all animals pains us all. Natural environment is the foundation for life and humanities common heritage. We should take care of them together and help one another to overcome the harsh consequences of the destruction and death.
As Muslims of Cyprus, we stand ready to help now and later for the recovery process in any way we can.
May Allah be with everyone and have mercy!
Prof. Dr Talip Atalay
Mufti of Cyprus