Statement » Translation of the statement of the Office of the Supreme Religious Authority Al-Sayyid Al-Sistani (may he live long) following the earthquake in Turkey and Syria
In the name of Allah, the Compassionate the Merciful
There is no power nor strength except through Allah, the Most High
The severe earthquake that struck a few days ago large areas of Turkish and Syrian territory, as revealed by recent news reports, has resulted in large numbers of victims and injuries and huge material losses in housing and infrastructure, in a humanitarian disaster that has been unparalleled in the recent era.
The supreme religious authority in Najaf Ashraf, while expressing its condolences and solidarity with those who lost their loved ones in this tragedy and praying to Allah Almighty for them patience and solace and for the wounded and injured with healing and wellness, it hopes that the efforts of the concerned authorities and the general philanthropists will be combined in order to provide the necessary needs for those affected as soon as possible.
We ask Allah Almighty to ward off the affliction of everyone and bless them with goodness and peace, for He is the guardian of that and He is the Most Merciful.
15 Rajab 1444 A.H
7 February 2023
Office of Al-Sayyid Al-Sistani (may he live long) - Najaf Ashraf