Chicago Muslims Pray for Quake Victims


Chicago: In the wake of Saturday’s 7.6 magnitude earthquake centered in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago has issued an urgent appeal for K-9 search and rescue teams and disaster recovery experts to extricate survivors from collapsed buildings and landslides. More than 30,000 people are dead from the major earthquake. More importantly, tens of thousands of lives can still be saved if search and rescue teams and helicopters are urgently sent.
Several villages in Pakistan’s northwest and in Kashmir were wiped off the map, many structures were damaged or destroyed while hospitals overflowed with patients. “During this blessed month of Ramadan, we pray that people of faith and goodwill will assist people in Pakistan,” said Abdul Malik Mujahid, Chair of the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago.

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