HH The Amir Performs Istisqa (Rain-Seeking) Prayer
His Highness The Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani performed the Istisqa (rain-seeking) prayer at Al Wajbah prayer ground on Thursday morning.
HH Personal Representative of HH The Amir Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Thani and HE Sheikh Jassim bin Khalifa Al Thani took part in the prayer.
Their Excellencies Sheikhs and Ministers, HE Speaker of the Shura Council, and a gathering of citizens also performed the prayer.
In a sermon after the prayer, the Judge at the Court of Cassation and member of the Supreme Judicial Council Sheikh Dr. Thaqil bin Sayer Al Shammari called on the worshippers to repent, ask Allah for forgiveness, avoid sedition and make supplication to Almighty Allah for rainfall.
Dr. Al Shammari also urged people to purify their money and to pay Zakat, and to maximize the asking of forgiveness from Allah, as stated by the Quran: "And said, 'Ask forgiveness of your Lord. Indeed, He is ever a Perpetual Forgiver. He will send [rain from] the sky upon you in [continuing] showers."