A view of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, UAE. WAM
Over 46,860 worshippers gathered at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi to perform the Taraweeh and Tahajud prayers on the night of 27th Ramadan.
The prayer halls and the yards of the iconic mosque were filled to capacity with 35,762 worshippers who performed Tahajud prayer, which was led by Imam Idrees Abkar. The Taraweeh prayer was performed by 11,043 worshippers, while Iftar meals were served to 35,900 at the mosque.
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The Shaikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre provided a range of services and maximised the number of volunteers and organisers to ensure a comfortable experience for worshippers. Free buses were also provided to transport the worshippers to and from the mosque.WAM
It is not just a spectacle watching 35,000 people converge at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Ramadan for UAEs largest Iftar (breaking of fast at the sunset), but also a logistical masterclass — considering the smooth manner in which the gathered faithful are served food — and perfect preparations by the Abu Dhabi Armed Forces Club and Hotel chefs who work all day at the mosque’s massive kitchen to produce the free meals for the worshippers.
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