Councillor Karen Buckley, the Leader of Fylde Council, has shared the deep sadness felt after the tragic death of Ali and Muhammad Shabbir.
She has written, ‘On behalf of everyone at Fylde Council, I would like to pass on our sincere condolences to the Shabbir family on the sudden and heartbreaking loss of their sons. A lovely day at the seaside in St Annes turned into a terrible tragedy and I cannot imagine the pain they are going through. Thank you to the Police, RNLI, Coastguard and National Police Air Service for their painstaking efforts in the search for the two young men. We are all deeply saddened for their loss.’
The Deepdale Community Association based in Preston, said: ‘Muhammad & Ali Shabbir went on a family day out to Lytham St Anne’s which turned turned into a sad tragedy. May the Almighty grant them Jannahtul-Firdaus.’

Jannah is the promised paradise or garden in Islam. It’s the same concept as Heaven in English. There are many verses in the Quran that paint a picture as to what Jannah would be like, but the truth is Jannah is unimaginable and can’t be translated into words.
The literal meaning of jannah is garden, and firdaus is paradise. But to take it further, in Islam, we believe there are many different layers of Heaven. Jannatul firdaus would be the highest level of heaven, it is where you would find Prophet Muhammad
Quran Verse About Jannah:
“Gardens of perpetual residence; they will enter them with whoever were righteous among their fathers, their spouses and their descendants. And the angels will enter upon them from every gate, [saying], ‘Peace be upon you for what you patiently endured. And excellent is the final home.’”
Surah Ar Ra’d Ayat 23-24