Australian drought: Muslims hold Eid event to pray for rain
August 22, 2018 4:00 pm
About 30,000 Australian Muslims gathered in Sydney on Tuesday to pray for an end to what’s been called the worst drought in living memory.
Worshippers from 16 mosques came together “in a show of solidarity and unity” with farmers and others affected by the drought.
The event took place to mark Eid al-Adha, also known as the Festival of Sacrifice.
A fundraising campaign is also being held for affected farmers.
Living with the strain of a devastating drought
Australia’s drought seen from the air
The event was organised by the Lebanese Muslim Association (LMA) at the Lakemba Mosque in western Sydney.
“As one Australian family, we all need to do our part and stand in solidarity with those who are in need,” said Samier Dandan, the president of the LMA.
“It is now our time to be united and extend our hands in friendship to those who are now suffering.”