All things Muslim - incredible stories & positive vibes

Grenfell Tower Fire: Community Unites Behind Heroism and Bravery

Featured image of Grenfell credit: Evening Standard via Twitter.

Many of us woke up today to the news of a fire in Grenfell Tower, a block of flats near Latimer Road, west London. The blaze engulfed the building in the early hours of this morning. The latest reports say six people are confirmed dead and at least 64 others are in hospital.

Grenfell Tower sits in a typically diverse area of West London. In the midst of the tragedy, Londoners have once again shown their capacity for bravery and generosity, as well as their willingness to help their neighbour and community.

One woman described the tight-knit nature of the community. The local resident, called Rashida, told Sky News:

‘It’s a very diverse area, we have all nationalities, all religions. We all live peacefully amongst each other, there is not much crime higher than anywhere else. You can walk around safely late at night…we all know each other.’

Another Grenfell Tower resident, named Michael, spoke of his escape: ‘I’ve opened the door and the neighbours were there. People screaming, there were firemen saying ‘get down the stairs’, I’ve grabbed the little girl, I’ve grabbed my girlfriend, just in a pair of boxer shorts and a dressing gown, someone gave me these clothes, and this is it and now we are here.’

Social media has been flooded with examples of heroism and bravery by many people, from emergency responders to local residents. People have been offering supplies in such numbers that some donations are now being turned away.

One woman even told 5 News of a baby being ‘miraculously’ caught by a man after the child was thrown from a ninth or tenth floor window.

It goes without saying, we are all in awe of the firemen and other emergency services who responded to the fire.

A crowdfunding site has been set up to help those affected by the fire. The cause of the fire is currently unknown.

Related Content

Inspirational
Muslims
A&E Doctor Leads Tribute to Muslims Who Helped London Attack Victims

An A&E consultant has praised the Muslims who helped and treated many of the victims of Saturday’s terror attack in London Bridge.

Inspirational
Finsbury Park
Finsbury Park Attack: Though Times are Fearful, Never be Afraid …

The terror attack in Finsbury Park last night was an Islamophobic hate crime. However, we must not let it prevent us from expressing our faith this Ramadan.

Inspirational
Muslims of America: The Brilliant Photo Series Champions The Diversity Of Muslims In America
Muslims of America: The Brilliant Photo Series Champions The Diversity …

Each portrait is accompanied by the subject’s favourite hadith or verse from the Qu’ran, along with a short quote explaining their relationship with Islam.

Recent Posts

Ramadan Gains: Saeed Atcha
Ramadan Gains: Saeed Atcha
Ramadan Gains: Shazia Hossen
Ramadan Gains: Shazia Hossen
Ramadan Gains: Muna Ally
Ramadan Gains: Muna Ally
Ramadan Gains: Mohammed Yahya
Ramadan Gains: Mohammed Yahya
Standing together against hatred with expressions of love and unity
Standing together against hatred with expressions of love and unity
Madihah Haq is showing us that faith and passion can coexist
Madihah Haq is showing us that faith and passion can coexist

Privacy Policy

Terms and Conditions