Salaah al-Tawbah (Prayer of Repentance) Offered in Mirpur City after Earthquake in Mirpur

Salaah al-Tawbah (Prayer of Repentance) Offered in Mirpur in Main Eidgah, Sector F-1 Mirpur. Dozens of citizens offered the prayer and ask Allah to forgive their sins. Salaah al-Tawbah was offered after Mirpur city and its surroundings were jolted by a massive earthquake on 24 September at 16:02 local time.

It had a magnitude of 5.6 Mw and a maximum felt intensity of VII on the Modified Mercalli scale. There was severe damage in Mirpur District, causing the deaths of 40 people and injuring a further 850. Further the earthquake after shocks are still occurring in the area.

Today Salaah al-Tawbah was offered in Main Eidgah, Sector F-1 Mirpur and people repent on their sins and ask Allah to forgive their sins.

By the mercy of Allaah towards this ummah, He has opened the gate of repentance to it, and it will not cease until the soul reaches the throat (at death) or the sun rises from the west.

Earthquakes are one of the great signs of Allaah in this universe, with which He tests His slaves as a reminder or to instil fear of Him or as a punishment. Man must remember, when the signs occur, his weakness, incapability, humble status before Allaah and his need of Him, so he turns to Allaah, may



He be exalted and glorified, in supplication, beseeching and humility, in the hope that Allaah will lift this great distress from the people.

Hence the fuqaha’ (may Allaah have mercy on him) regarded it as mustahabb to offer a great deal of prayers for forgiveness and supplications, to beseech Allaah and to give charity when earthquakes happen, as is also mustahabb when solar and lunar eclipses occur.

May Allah accept their prayers!

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