Annual Emergency Services “Blessing of the Fleet”

22 October 2018

For the second year in a row, an Al Siraat College staff member participated in the annual Emergency Services “Blessing of the Fleet” ceremony held by the Council of Whittlesea.

The Whittlesea Interfaith Network (WIN) and Whittlesea Council host the event each year in October at the start of the new fire season. It is a beautiful open air multi-faith ceremony for local emergency services, volunteers and their families, followed by morning tea. Representatives from different faith communities read a prayer or spiritual reading from their scripture asking for protection and care of the CFA fire fighters, SES, police, and all emergency service personnel.

This year, Mufti Aasim Rashid was given the honour to attend the "22nd Annual Emergency Services Blessing of the Fleet" held in Whittlesea on Saturday, 13 October 2018, representing both our Islamic faith and the College. In the previous year, Registrar Ms Tanya Kubitza was asked to read a prayer for our emergency services. It was the first time a member of the College was invited to attend the ceremony.

We wish our emergency crews a safe season ahead, InShaAllah.