WATCH: HH the Amir, Father Amir perform rain-seeking prayers
Qatar’s Amir His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani performed the Istisqa prayer earlier this morning together with worshippers in the Al-Wajbah prayer ground.
HH the Father Amir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani also participated in the rain-seeking prayer.
Some other dignitaries who joined the prayer include: HH Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani, the personal representative of the Amir, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Thani and HE Sheikh Jassim bin Khalifa Al Thani.
HE Hassan bin Abdullah Al-Ghanim, Speaker of the Shura Council, and a number of Their Excellencies Sheikhs, Ministers and Citizens also participated in the prayer.
Judge at the Court of Cassation and member of the Supreme Judicial Council, Sheikh Dr Thaqil bin Sayer Al-Shammari, led the Istisqa prayer, following which he delivered a sermon stressing the significance of supplication to Allah.
He emphasized that one must show the need for Him for rain and seek forgiveness from Him, Glory be to Him, because it is one of the causes of rain.
صور| المصلون يؤدون #صلاة_الاستسقاء صباح اليوم في 90 مصلى جامعا هيأتها وزارة الأوقاف لاستقبالهم إحياء لسنة الرسول الكريم محمد ﷺ طلبا لنزول الغيث pic.twitter.com/Ye9Yk5ZN7H— صحيفة الشرق - قطر (@alsharq_portal) October 28, 2021
Dr Al Shammari further added that the prayer for rain is a prayer to repent and seek forgiveness.
He also urged worshippers to give zakat and charity as it is considered as a means of purification of wealth and soul.
Several other citizens and residents performed the rain-seeking prayer at different mosques around the country. The prayer took place this morning at 5:54 am local time.
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