UAE: First Friday prayers of Ramadan offered at mosques
Muslims around the world, including the UAE, offered the first Friday prayers of Ramadan Mubarak today (Friday).
Muslims missed the holy experience in Ramadan 2020 as authorities had closed mosques to limit the spread of coronavirus.
However, they are blessed to offer all five prayers, including the Taraweeh prayer, at mosques this year.
Mosques were full by as early as noon. People were asked to maintain social distance to avoid coming into contact with the virus.
Muslims were seen offering Friday prayer, sitting on the mats, and listening to Friday’s sermon. Special sermons were given to highlight the significance of Ramadan Mubarak.
First fast was observed on April 13, 2021. Worshipers offered the first Taraweeh before the first roza.
Taraweeh prayers are the special prayers Muslims offer during the whole month of Ramadan. They recite Holy Quran in Taraweeh prayer. The prayer consists of 20 rakaats and is offered with Isha prayers.
Ramadan 2020 was full of tests, as people were not allowed to gather in large congregations. However, they will enjoy offering special prayers together this year, with safety measures.
Dr. Seif Al Dhaheri, the spokesperson for the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA), had earlier announced that Taraweeh prayers will be offered in Mosques in the UAE. Taraweeh prayer and Isha prayer have been covered at 30 minutes.
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