RNA – Ayatollah Mahdi Hadavi-Tehrani has issued a statement in regard to the recent floods which hit Iran as well as Afghanistan.
At least 57 people have died and hundreds more injured in historic flash floods after severe rains that affected large parts of Iran over the past days.
Iran has announced a state of emergency in several provinces threatened by flooding and ordered tens of thousands to evacuate their homes.
Flash floods have also killed at least 35 people in Afghanistan, destroying homes and cutting off access to remote villages across parts of the country.
His statement is as follows:
In the Name of God, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
“Peace be to you, for your patience” [Holy Quran: 13:24]
From the beginning of the devastating floods in our beloved country of Iran and in our brotherly country of Afghanistan, we have raised our hands in prayer to God Almighty and we have been and are praying for all of the people and are in grief due to the pain of our loved ones.
There is no doubt that the existence of the scholars of the country has brought tranquility for the victims.
The ability of you loved ones to take the flood victims into consideration with mercy and divine traditions alongside your blessed jihad on the scene of emergency relief will be an effective measure for the suffering of all the injured people.
I hope that the divine patience of the people and the ultimate efforts of the scholars, the authorities and the special assistance of God Almighty will provide the best possible conditions for everyone as soon as possible. God-willing.
“…Be patient. Indeed God is with the patient” [8:46]
26 Rajab 1440 (2 April, 2019)
Rasa News Agency