Breaking the fast at the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah

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Worshippers, visitors and residents partake of the iftar breakfast served at the Prophet's Mosque in Madinah. (SPA)
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Worshippers, visitors and residents partake of the iftar breakfast served at the Prophet's Mosque in Madinah. (SPA)
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Worshippers, visitors and residents partake of the iftar breakfast served at the Prophet's Mosque in Madinah. (SPA)
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Residents of Madinah play hosts to visitors at the Prophet's Mosque in the holy city. (SPA)
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Residents of Madinah play hosts to visitors at the Prophet's Mosque in the holy city. (SPA)
Updated 11 May 2019

Breaking the fast at the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah

  • Iftars during Ramadan are generously hosted by the people of the holy city

MADINAH: Ramadan iftars generously hosted by the people of Madinah at the Prophet’s Mosque are being enjoyed by thousands of worshippers, visitors and residents.

Pilgrims from the Kingdom and throughout the world are being served iftar meals after a long day of fasting as part of a service that brings together Muslims of many nationalities.

Jamaan Al-Asiri, director of public relations at the Agency of  the General Presidency for the Prophet’s Mosque Affairs, said mosque staff had been working hard preparing and setting up eating areas and assisting food providers. He said that after the completion of Asr prayer, iftar meals are brought into the mosque through specified doors.

“The entry of the meals is supervised by observers at the mosque’s doors. After laying down plastic sheets inside the mosque, food is arranged until it is time for Maghrib prayer,” Al-Asiri added.

“After Muslims break their fast and before the Maghrib prayer is held, all the plastic sheets and remains of food are removed in a quick and orderly manner in cooperation between the workers, the supervisors, and the providers.”

The meals include hot food such as rice and meat, in addition to fruit, bottled juices, dates, yogurt, coffee and water. Al-Asiri said cleaning operations take place after iftar and before Maghrib prayer.

 


Car ploughs through Grand Mosque courtyard in Makkah, crashes into door

Updated 8 min 14 sec ago

Car ploughs through Grand Mosque courtyard in Makkah, crashes into door

  • Police say driver in ‘abnormal’ condition

RIYADH: Video footage captured the dramatic moment a car was driven at high speed across the courtyard of the Grand Mosque in Makkah, before finally smashing into one of the doors on Friday night.

Saudi security authorities then arrested a man who was pulled from the car, state news agency SPA reported.

Reports suggest the car was driven at high speed on a road surrounding the southern square the Grand Mosque, also known Masjid Haramain, SPA added, quoting the official spokesman of Makkah region, Sultan Al-Dossari.

He said the incident happened at around 10:30 p.m..

No one was hurt in the incodent the report added.

Investigators said the driver of the car was a Saudi citizen who was “in an abnormal condition.” 

The offender is being referred to the Public Prosecution office, it said.