Catholic Priest Joins Australian Muslims Gathered In Prayer For Rain To Combat Wildfires
In the wake of the severe wildfires crisis in Australia, a group of Muslim worshippers gathered at a park in Adelaide to pray for rain last Sunday, 5 January
More than 50 men and women, children included, gathered at Bonython Park with prayer mats laid in front of them, reported Daily Mail.
The group came together to perform solat sunat Istisqa' (prayers for rain) in hopes of easing the plight of those affected by the wildfires.
Reverend Dr Patrick McInerney, from the centre for Christian and Muslim Relations, joined the Muslim worshippers in the gathering after learning there was an exclusive prayer for rain
It was reported that rain began pouring the day after
Pakistan-based news agency BOL News noted that rain started pouring in fire-ravaged parts of Australia yesterday, 6 January.
According to BBC, sooty rain was spotted in the east coast, from Sydney to Melbourne, while "torrential" rain poured down in several parts of New South Wales.
Despite the momentary relief, officials said temperatures will continue to soar again by Friday, 10 January.
As of today, 7 January, the total death toll has risen to 25 and about 24 million acres of land has burned
If you wish to help Australia combat the wildfires, you can donate to these organisations, as recommended by the New South Wales Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS):
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