Muslims hold janaza prayers in absentia for earthquake victims
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Thousands of Muslim citizens in different countries performed absentee prayers in mosques on Friday for the souls of earthquake victims in Türkiye and Syria.

This followed a devastating magnitude 7.7 and 7.6 earthquakes that hit southeastern Turkiye affecting 13 million people.

Monday’s powerful earthquakes centred in the Kahramanmaras province impacted 10 Turkish provinces, including Adana, Adiyaman, Diyarbakir, Gaziantep, Hatay, Kilis, Malatya, Osmaniye, and Sanliurfa.

At least 19,388 people have died, and 77,711 others are injured while the death toll in neighbouring Syria has climbed above 3,300, with more than 5,200 people wounded.

In Palestine, thousands performed absentee prayers in West Bank mosques for the earthquake victims, followed by a collection of donations organised by the Ministry of Religious Endowments.

Tens of thousands of Palestinian worshipers also performed absentee prayers in Al Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem, and the mosques of Gaza.

In Lebanon, hundreds participated in absentee prayers in mosques in various regions, including the capital Beirut, Tripoli, and Sidon, according to the Anadolu Agency correspondent.

In the Emirates, worshipers performed, after Friday prayers in all mosques in the country, the absentee prayer for the souls of the earthquake victims in Türkiye and Syria, in response to the invitation of the UAE President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, according to Emirati newspapers.

Bahrain’s capital Manama also witnessed absentee prayers for the earthquake victims in Syria and Türkiye, the daily Bahraini Al Ayam reported.

Hundreds of thousands of people gathered in mosques on Friday to perform absentia prayers for earthquake victims across the Muslim world.

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n Jordan, after Friday prayers, all mosques witnessed absentee prayers for the souls of the earthquake victims, according to a directive by the country’s Religious Endowments Ministry on Thursday.

In Yemen, hundreds of Yemenis performed absentee prayers in the southwestern city of Taiz for the souls of the earthquake victims.


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