- Izzeddin Hamdi saves 17 people, including a baby, from burning building
- He is now being hailed as hero and social media users say he deserves a Legion of Honor, France’s highest order of merit
A catastrophic loss of life has been averted, thanks to efforts of a young Muslim man who managed to save 17 people, including a baby, from fire in France.
Izzeddin Hamdi, young baker, risked his life after entering a burning building in Romans-sur-Isere in southeastern France on Friday, Anadolu Agency reported.
As the first erupted in the area of his job, he rushed into the building through the window and managed to save 17 people from the fire, including a baby, before firefighters arrived.
Hailed as hero in his neighborhood, numerous Twitter users said he is deserving of a Legion of Honor, France’s highest order of merit.
Allah tells us that “If anyone saved a life it would be as if he saved the life of the whole humanity.” Quran 5:32
What Hamdi did falls in line with similar heroic acts done by some other Muslims.
Last August, a group of Black Muslim teenagers were hailed as “heroes” after running into a burning building to rescue residents in East London.
Also in September 2021, a Muslim man in North Leigh, Oxfordshire, was praised for successfully saving his neighbors when fire started in their house.