The Office of His
Eminence (may Allah prolong his life) reiterates the unity of the people of
Lebanon, people and land.
The office of His
Eminence (may Allah prolong his life) offered the warmest condolences to
Lebanese people to the explosion that Beirut was subjected to in the warehouses
of Beirut port, praying to Allah (the exalted) to have mercy on the victims of
the nation’s martyrs, and to bless the wounded with a speedy recovery.
In addition, the Office
of His Eminence (may Allah prolong his life) called for collaboration of
efforts and national unity to overcome this ordeal, stressing that Lebanese
should work wholeheartedly, away from all other considerations.
The following is the
text of the statement:
Address of the office of
His Eminence, the Grand Ayatollah, the Great Religious Authority, Sheikh Bashir
Hussein Al-Najafy (may Allah prolong his life), to the painful tragedy that
took place to the people of Lebanon following the recent incident.
Date: 16 Dhu al-Hijjah,
1441 AH / corresponding to 6/8/2020
In the name of Allah,
the most Compassionate, the Merciful
Praise and thanks are
due to Allah for the grace and misfortune, blessings and peace be upon the one
who was sent as a mercy to the worlds, our master Muhammad and his great
family, and curse on their enemies until the Day of Judgment.
Allah Almighty says:
“Those who, when a calamity befalls them, say: We belong to Allah and to Him we
Allah is the highest and
We have received with
great sorrow and sadness the news of the tragedy that befell the capital
Beirut, which resulted in a large number of victims and wounded, and as we
condole the government and people of beloved Lebanon, especially the people of
the families’ martyrs of homeland and humanity, we pray Allah to include, with
His mercy, the martyrs of the disaster, and bless the wounded with a speedy
We recommend that the
people of the dear country, Lebanon, meet with one heart, one soul, and one
hand, in order to heal the wounds, to advance Lebanon and to return as it used
to be the meeting point of the Arab and other countries with its diverse
culture, for the tragedy unites Lebanese sons and does not separate them. We
pray Allah Almighty to preserve Lebanon and its people to serve their homeland.