Riyadh : In Makkah, “Istiska” prayers were led by Sheikh Salih bin Mohammed al-Talib, the Imam of the Haram.
He urged the worshippers to adhere to the teachings of Islam and to remain God-fearing people.
He pointed out to the phenomena of climate warming, floods , drought, diseases which inflict the human beings, animals and birds, desertification and environmental imbalance.
“These phenomena make us deeply believe in what we were told by the Prophet (Peace be upon him).
This makes it necessary for the Muslims to return their hearts to Allah Almighty and repent from sins they have been committing.
These changes and fluctuations in the environment and these new phenomena are part of the penalty Allah Almighty has warned his slaves if they fail to follow his directives.
Belief in Allah Almighty and God-fearing are causes of so many bounties , but if the people don’t behave properly then they will face several dangers including famine, fear and penalties, as well as the hegemony of the enemies, delay of rainfall and drought.”
The Imam urged the Muslims to repent and cooperate in doing good things and to advice each other.
“They should perform their prayers, pay the alms, and enhance relations among the relatives and refrain from injustice.
The Imam prayed to Allah Almighty to help the countries by rainfall and the hearts by deep belief.”