Mosques in the UAE have opened after weeks and worshippers gathered in time for the Friday Prayers today.
As per the details, Friday sermons are resuming in the mosques across the Emirates in line with the directions of theNational Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA).
Ads Dr. Saif Al Dhaheri, spokesperson of the NCEMA, had earlier stated, “Friday’s sermons together with the prayers should not exceed 10 minutes; mosque workers and volunteers will organize the entry and exit of worshippers.”
He had also directed the worshippers to wear face masks and bring their own prayer rugs. “Worshippers should also avoid touching surfaces and door handles. They have to adhere to and maintain clear spacing signs to avoid any possible crowding,” the official had said.
The Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department (IACAD) in Dubai said earlier in the week 766 mosques would resume the Friday prayers in Dubai. The Sharjah Department of Islamic Affairs on Thursday announced that a total of 487 mosques will open up tomorrow.
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council said on National Day that the vision of the UAE’s leadership which blended the love of the nation with patriotism has turned the idiom of ‘union is strength’ into a reality.
Sheikh Hamdan spoke to ‘Nation Shield,’ the UAE Armed Forces’ magazine. He said that the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan had seen that the union was the right way to face the challenges that faced the region back then; which led to laying foundations for an ambitious nation.
His Highness said the founding fathers have put on the world map an ambitious nation that would be a partner in building the future and that today, their ambitions have become a reality, as the UAE is one of the fastest-growing nations in the world.