HH Sheikh Khalifa calls for rain prayers this Friday
HH Sheikh Khalifa calls for rain prayers this Friday

HH Sheikh Khalifa calls for rain prayers this Friday

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has called for rain prayers to be performed this Friday.

The prayers are known in Arabic as Salaat Al Istisqaa and will be carried out at mosques, mussalahs and prayer sites across the country on December 18.

The rain prayers are a tradition from the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) who prayed for the land to be blessed with rain.

The rain prayers will be held 10 minutes before the call of Friday prayers.

Mosques across UAE are now open for Friday prayers

The UAE Government has confirmed that mosques in Dubai will be able to re-open from December 4 for Friday prayers.

The National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority also announced a series of measures to help stop the spread of Coronavirus.

The Friday prayer speech must not last longer than 10 minutes.
Mosques must operate at 30% capacity.
All worshippers must wear a mask and bring their own prayer mat.
Ablution must also be performed at home.

Dr Saif Al Dhaheri, Spokesperson of the NCEMA, said that mosques across the UAE will reopen for worshipers 30 minutes before the Friday prayer. They will then close 30 minutes later.

“Worshipers should also avoid touching surfaces and door handles. They have to adhere to and maintain clear spacing signs to avoid any possible crowding”, he said.

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