Worshippers perform second Taraweeh prayer at Two Holy Mosques

The authorities are exerting all possible efforts to provide best services to the worshippers. (SPA)
Updated 18 May 2018
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Worshippers perform second Taraweeh prayer at Two Holy Mosques

  • A significant increase in the number of worshippers visiting The Prophet’s Mosque has been recorded in the first days of the holy month.

JEDDAH: Worshippers performed the second Taraweeh prayer on the second night of Ramadan at the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah on Thursday, amid an integrated system of services provided by the Kingdom’s government.

The crowd of worshippers — citizens, residents and visitors — arrived in Madinah early to perform the night and Taraweeh prayers amid a spiritual and peaceful atmosphere.

Government bodies provided all convenient means to visitors and worshippers under the supervision of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman and Deputy Gov. Prince Saud bin Khalid Al-Faisal, who are committed to helping worshippers perform their pilgrimage in an atmosphere of safety, security, peace and tranquility.

The General Presidency for the Affairs of the Prophet’s Mosque exerted all possible efforts to provide services to visitors and worshippers, allowing them to perform their prayers  with ease.

The presidency opened the mosque’s doors, covered maintenance, hygiene and watering, multiplied the workforce and deployed its personnel throughout the mosque’s compound to organize the crowd, and opened passages inside the mosque and its compounds.

The presidency also provided all orientation and guidance services, Qur’ans and Zamzam water.

With large numbers of pilgrims and visitors attending, security officials exerted all possible efforts to organize and ease their access into the Prophet’s Mosque.

A significant increase in the number of worshippers visiting the Prophet’s Mosque has been recorded in the first days of the holy month. They come to ask God to have mercy on them, forgive them and answer their prayers.

This comes amid the mobilization of the Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques and its efforts to provide the best care and services to the visitors to The Prophet’s Mosque in addition to the rest of the relevant authorities that organized their work and focused all their efforts on providing the best services in order to keep up with the increase in the number of visitors during Ramadan.

The Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques offers many services to the pilgrims.  It set “spray fans” on the pillars located in the mosque’s squares to spray water in order to temper the hot environment. 

It also provided Zamzam water in “refrigerators” distributed in the outer squares as well as in special containers inside the mosque.

The Presidency supervises the organization of “iftar of the fasting” and monitors the food allowed in the mosque according to certain health requirements. 

A number of scholars and preachers are found inside the Prophet’s Mosque in different locations. 

They provide daily lessons and show the visitors how to properly worship according to the guidance of Prophet Muhammad in addition to answering their questions. Qur’an memorization circles are also found in various places in the mosque.

Worshippers also performed second Taraweeh prayers at the Grand Mosque in Makkah in an atmosphere of faith dominated by reverence.


Houthi rocket targets desalination plant in Al-Shuqaiq

Updated 20 June 2019
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Houthi rocket targets desalination plant in Al-Shuqaiq

  • Saudi officials are working to identify the missile
  • The Houthi militants claimed the attack

DUBAI: A rocket fired by Houthi militia exploded near a desalination plant in Al-Shuqaiq southwest of Saudi Arabia, but did not cause any damage or injuries, state news agency SPA reported on Thursday.
Military and security organs were working to identify the type of rocket that was fired, Arab Coalition spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Maliki said in the report.
The Houthi militants claimed responsibility for the attack through their media channels.
The attack constitutes a war crime, as it targets civilian facilities, and shows that Iran is supplying new weaponry for the militants, Al-Maliki said, adding that the Houthis continue to use Hodeidah port to smuggle arms and endanger regional and international peace.
The Arab coalition would take immediate action to protect civilians against the Houthi attacks, Al-Maliki said.