Millions perform Eid Al-Fitr prayer across the Kingdom

Hundreds of thousands of Muslims perform Eid Al-Fitr prayer at the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah on Sunday. (SPA)
Updated 26 June 2017

Millions perform Eid Al-Fitr prayer across the Kingdom

RIYADH: Millions of residents and citizens performed Eid Al-Fitr prayer in mosques and open areas across the Kingdom on Sunday, ending the holy month of Ramadan.
In Makkah, Grand Mosque Imam Sheikh Salih bin Humaid congratulated worshippers on this occasion.
He described the security forces as brave heroes “who know their position and the honor of their place.” Their courage, he said, meant the Kingdom would remain a “cherished protector of the holy sites.”
In Madinah, more than 1 million worshippers performed the Eid prayer at the Prophet’s Mosque in the presence of Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman.
Prophet’s Mosque Imam Sheikh Husain Al-Sheikh led the prayers, emphasizing the noble objectives of Eid.
Eid prayers were offered in the early morning at about 625 designated mosques in the Riyadh region. Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar attended the prayer at Prince Turki bin Abdullah Mosque and congratulated the people on the auspicious occasion.
In Hail, thousands of citizens performed their Eid prayer at King Fahd Mosque in the presence of Hail Gov. Abdul Aziz bin Saad.
Imam of King Fahd Mosque Sheikh Salah bin Ibrahim Al-Iraifi called on worshippers to be truthful and unified, and warned them against fraud, lies and greed.
In Abha, the Asir region’s Gov. Prince Faisal bin Khalid joined citizens and residents in performing the Eid prayer led by the Imam of King Fahd Mosque Abdullah bin Hamaid.
Bin Hamaid stressed the importance of educating the young on Islamic values of tolerance, love of country, preservation of security and cooperation with security forces by informing them of anyone who posed a threat.
In Jazan, Eid prayer was performed in the presence of Gov. Prince Mohammed bin Nasir bin Abdul Aziz.
In Tabuk, Imam of Walidain Mosque Sheikh Jabir Al-Harbi led Eid prayer in the presence of Gov. Prince Fahd bin Sultan.
In Najran, Eid prayer was performed in the presence of Gov. Prince Julwi bin Abdul Aziz.
In Baha, Prince Husam bin Saud joined citizens and residents in performing Eid prayer at King Fahd Mosque. The prayer was led by the head of the appeal court in the Baha region, Sheikh Abdullah Al-Qarni.
In Dammam, Eastern Provinvce Gov. Prince Saud bin Naif attended Eid prayer at King Fahd Mosque in the presence of Deputy Gov. Prince Ahmed bin Fahd.


Saudi’s Qassim prepares over 200 mosques for Friday prayers

Updated 04 June 2020

Saudi’s Qassim prepares over 200 mosques for Friday prayers

  • Volunteers will help worshipers disperse between mosques
  • The first call to prayer will be announced 20 minutes earlier

DUBAI: Islamic authority in Qassim region have approved 205 mosques to perform Friday prayers according to new regulations, state news agency SPA reported.

The first call to prayer will be announced 20 minutes earlier, and khutbas – religious address delivered by the imam – to last at maximum for 15 minutes.

Also, volunteers will help worshipers disperse between mosques.

Mosques across the Kingdom, except for those in Makkah, have opened their doors to worshippers on Sunday, May 31, as coronavirus restrictions ease.

Last week, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Islamic Affairs Sheikh Abdullatif Al-Sheikh called on Muslims to respect ongoing safety measures inside mosques, such as bringing their own prayer mats, wearing masks and washing hands prior to entering the vicinities.

Al-Asheikh said preventative measures will remain in place to ensure a safe return of worshipers to mosques for Friday prayers from May 31 until June 20.