Indonesian imam leading prayer as quake hits goes viral
The white-robed Islamic leader was preaching yesterday night at a mosque in Denpasar on the holiday island of Bali when the shallow 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck.
A video of an Indonesian imam stoically reciting evening prayers in Bali as a deadly earthquake struck neighbouring Lombok has gone viral on social media, with internet users praising him for his unwavering faith.
Footage of the imam, recorded on a cellphone, showed him supporting himself against the wall as the room shook violently around him and as some congregants fled the building.
It has been watched more than 130,000 times on Facebook and shared on Youtube and Twitter.
"I am crying... he did not even flinch, even though it is allowed to leave your prayer during an earthquake," said Indonesian cleric Yusuf Mansur, who shared the clip to his two millions followers on Instagram.
"The faith shown by the Imam and the worshippers is extraordinary," a Twitter user Inyol tweeted to his 39,000 followers.
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