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Salat ul Qusuf and Salat ul Khusuf (Prayer during – Solar and Lunar Eclipse)

January 14, 2010 Leave a comment

Qusuf and Khusuf (Solar and Lunar Eclipse) Salat ul-Qusuf (Arabic: صلاة الكسوف‎) is a prayer consisting of two rakaah performed during a solar eclipse.

Solar Eclipse

Salat ul-Khusuf is a two rakaah prayer performed during a lunar eclipse. Muslims recognize that everything in the heavens and on earth is created and sustained by the Lord of the universe, Allah Almighty.

Throughout the Qur’an, people are encouraged to look around them, observe and reflect on the beauties and wonders of the natural world – as signs of Allah’s majesty. “Allah is He, who created the sun, the moon, and the stars — (all) governed by laws under His commandment.” Qur’an 7:54 “It is He who created the night and the day and the sun and the moon. All (the celestial bodies) swim along, each in its orbit.” Qur’an 21:33 “The sun and the moon follow courses exactly computed.” Qur’an 55:05 In remembrance and gratefulness for all of His favors, Muslims all over the world bow down in prayer five times each day. Read more…

Fury of Nautre Struck Again, Haiti hit hard by a Catastrophic Earthquake, man is helpless as always.

January 14, 2010 3 comments

EPICENTRE: The 7.0 magnitude earthquake was centred about 16 kilometres west of haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince.

Tens of thousands of people are feared dead in Haiti’s catastrophic earthquake, buried beneath demolished schools, hospitals and homes as traumatised citizens mill in streets strewn with rubble and scattered bodies.

As more than 30 aftershocks continued to shake the devastated capital Port-au-Prince, residents tried to rescue people trapped under rubble, clawing at chunks of concrete with bare hands.

An estimated 3 million residents are spending a second night without shelter in the shattered country.

The UN chief said 16 UN personnel were confirmed dead late Wednesday in the earthquake that decimated Haiti’s capital, with 100 to 150 UN workers still unaccounted for, including the mission chief and his deputy.

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Categories: Haiti, Natures Fury, Relief