Thousands of Muslims in Australia prayed for rain for farmers who are suffering in droughts. They prayed during the Muslim festival Eid al-Adha - one of Islam's holiest festivals. Muslims celebrate by sharing food with family, neighbours, the poor and needy. Over 30,000 Muslims gathered at one mosque in Sydney. An imam at the mosque said: "God will send down rainfall. It is our duty to help Australians, especially the farmers."
Australia's drought is the worst in living memory. The whole of one state is in drought. A farmers' spokeswoman said farmers appreciated the support and thoughts of the Muslim community. She said: "I think it really touched the heart of our farmers during this period. Every little bit helps." Australia recently promised $1.3 billion in relief funds to help farmers. When the hot summer arrives in Australia, things could get worse.