The Anonymous Widower

An Imam’s View On The Mecca Crane Collapse Tragedy

I didn’t go looking for this story in the Independent entitled Mecca crane collapse: Deadly accident at Grand Mosque ‘a blessing in disguise for those killed’

This is said.

Dr Hojjat Ramzy, an imam and director of the Oxford Islamic Information Centre, said he was “very saddened” to hear about the deaths and offered condolences to the families of those killed.

“But in the same breath, I would like to congratulate those people who lost their lives for going straight to heaven without any question,” he said.

“This is great honour from God that every one wishes for but not many will be granted.”

I’m sure that if a crane in the UK fell and killed seven people let alone a hundred and seven, it would be seven appalling tragedies.

September 14, 2015 - Posted by | News |

1 Comment »

  1. Dying in Ramadan or during Hajj is considered wonderful, so much better than dying at any other time. Don’t understand the cultural or theological background, but that is the belief. I agree it is a tragedy. I am waiting for the conspiracy theories to come out.

    Comment by nosnikrapzil | September 14, 2015 | Reply


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