Rain prayer in UAE this Friday: How to offer it

(MENAFN – Khaleej Times) Earlier today, the UAE President, His Highness Sheikh , directed that mosques across the country host special rain prayers this Friday, December 18.

The Salaat Al Istisqaa will be offered 10 minutes before the Friday prayers .

An Imam in Dubai has explained to Khaleej Times how to offer the prayers:

>> There will be no Azaan or Iqaamah (calls for prayer)

>> The characteristics of Salaat Al Istisqaa is similar to that of Eid prayers. It is a two-rakah prayer, in which the Holy Quran is recited aloud.

>> The Imam will begin with Takbeeratul Ihram (movements to initiate a prayer), which will be followed by six or seven others.

>> He will then recite the Quran chapter called Fatiha, followed by any other. The rest of the rakah is done as usual.

>> In the second rakah, six Takbeers are pronounced.

>> After the prayer, the Imam will get up and deliver two sermons.

>> He then turns towards the Qiblah and leads the worshippers in a congregational supplication (dua).

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