HH The Amir Performs Istisqaa Prayer
His Highness The Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani joined worshippers in performing Istisqaa (rain-seeking) Prayer at Al Wajba prayer ground on Thursday morning.
The rain prayer comes in pursuit of the sunna of Prophet Mohammad "Peace Be Upon Him" (PBUH), when rainfall delays.
HH The Deputy Amir Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al Thani and HH the Personal Representative of HH The Amir Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani took part in the prayer.
A number of Their Excellencies the Sheikhs and Ministers also participated in the prayer. In a sermon after the prayer, Dr. Sheikh Thaqeel bin Sayer Al Shammari, the Judge at the Cassation Court and a member of the Supreme Judicial Council, called the worshippers to repent, return to God and make supplication to Almighty Allah for rainfall. Dr. Al Shammari also urged people to ask Allah for forgiveness and to pay Zakat, which are one of the reasons for rainfall.