Category: Interfaith

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Lebanon (Muslims and Christians) Mourning the Loss of the Grand Mufti Al-Mays

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The President of the Republic, Michel Aoun, expressed his pain for the passing away of the Grand Mufti of Zahle and Bekaa, Sheikh Khalil Al-Mays, announcing that he was awarded the National Cedar Order of the rank of Commander in appreciation of his spiritual, social, educational and humanitarian contributions…more: imlebanon

“The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Elie Ferzli, mourned the loss of the Grand Mufti of Zahle and the Bekaa, Sheikh Khalil Al-Mays, and stated in the obituary: “The State of  Bekaa, Lebanon and the Arab and Islamic world, are grieving the loss  of the giant, the creative and eminent scholar, the most virtuous Sheikh of the sheikhs, the unique and venerable scholar, the ascetic and devout worker, the noble scholar, the intelligent shining reverent, the Grand Mufti Shaykh Khalil Al Mays, brilliant orator and upright scholar , articulate, eloquent, silver-tongued, builder  of  prominent  palaces for science and knowledge. The  builder and mentor of  national unity  and moderation. Grief and sorrow are occupying  my soul and  my  eyes. Eye shedding tears and crying for the departed. His light like a glance penetrates our thoughts and conscience. May God bless him with his vast mercy and make him dwell in the vastness of heavens and make him in the highest” alkalimaonline

 

 

NYTIMES: They Were Only Children

When asked to describe how they felt, many parents answered with a simple “It’s God’s will,” their voice often reduced to a whisper, the words conveying resignation. They said their children had wanted to be doctors, artists and leaders. “I’m in disbelief,” said Saad Asaliyah, a taxi driver from Jabaliya, who lost his 10-year-old daughter. “I try to calm myself by saying it was God’s will for her to go.”…more: nytimes

May be a cartoon of one or more people and text“Those who have been driven out of their homes without any just cause. Their only fault was that they said, `Our Lord is Allâh.’ If Allâh had not repelled some peoples by means of others, cloisters and churches and synagogues and mosques wherein the name of Allâh is mentioned very frequently, would have been razed to the ground in large numbers. And Allâh will surely help one who helps His cause. Allâh is, indeed, All-Powerful, All-Mighty”…..more: Al Quran Al Atheem