Canadian Muslims Pray for Rain in Winnipeg

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Natural disasters and calamities have been smashing different parts of the world simce the past few weeks.

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As floods hit parts of the US, Europe, and Africa, the situation in Manitoba, Canada, is a different story, with severe drought hitting the place and threatening water shortage and natural life.

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Seeking guidance from Allah, members of the Muslim community in Winnipeg gathered Saturday to pray for rain.

The prayer, held outside the Winnipeg Grand Mosque, attracted dozens of Muslims who came to offer a prayer for rain or Salat-ul-Istisqa.

“As the Qur’an says, water is life — we’re appealing to God to send rain to all of us,” said Manitoba Islamic Association chair Idris Elbakri, CBC reported. 

“We realize as human beings there’s limits to our power and what we can do and things that are beyond our control and [this is] recognition of that.”

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