A number of internationally-known Quranic figures sent messages of condolences over the deaths of two prominent Iranian Qaris (reciters) in a recent tragedy in Mina, near the Saudi city of Makkah.
At least 169 Iranian pilgrims, including the two reciters, Mohsen Hajihassani Kargar and Amin Bavi, have so far been confirmed dead in the crush during the Hajj rites on September 24, which claimed the lives of over 2,000 people.
Senior Egyptian Quran master Ahmed Ahmed Noaina in a message described the tragic event as a disaster and extended condolences to Iran’s Quranic community and the bereaved families of the two Qaris.
Muhammad Taha Abdul Wahab, another senior Quranic figure in Egypt also offered condolences over the deaths and prayed Allah to bestow His mercy and remission on the two and fortitude for the families.
Egyptian Quran master Farajullah Shazli also expressed condolences on the death of prominent Iranian Qari Mohsen Hajihassani Kargar. He said these pilgrims who lost their lives during the Hajj rituals are martyrs. He prayed God to bestow His mercy and blessings on the victims of the tragedy.
Iraqi Quran master Adnan al-Salehi and internationally-acclaimed Quran master Yahya al-Sahaf also sent messages of condolence over the tragic deaths of Hajihassani Kargar and Bavi.