The Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department, IACAD, announced the resumption of prayers in mosques in industrial zones and workers’ cities, starting with today’s fajr prayers, but with a limit of 30 per cent of capacity.
Authorities said mosques in each emirate would open for Friday prayers provided they abide by the COVID-19 precautionary protocols.
According to the statement, the prayer spots will be opened 30 minutes before prayer and will be closed instantly after it, while the women's prayer places will be closed until further notice.
An artificial intelligence-backed study, which studied thousands of tweets by Pakistani nationals, said the posts expressed solidarity with the Indians.
The NCOC has issued Ramadan guidelines to control the spread of person-to-person transmission of COVID-19. As per guidelines, carpets or rugs will not be used in mosques and prayers will be offered on the bare floor while clean mats can be used if the floor is earthen.
All workers would be informed about the campaign through a text message sent to them. The message will also explain the purpose of the Salamah campaign.
The culprit fled the scene after alighting the car, surveillance cameras revealed.
A video clip recorded by a visitor to the Abdullah Bin Jaafar Mosque in the Al-Rehab area, caused a lot of controversy and was widely circulated on social media.
Rain prayers will be performed across all UAE mosques on Friday in response to a call made by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, on Saturday.
Sheikh Khalifa called for supplicating God to send rain, mercy and abundance upon the country and its people. He also asked the citizens and residents to pray to Allah to bless the nation with rain and mercy, in accordance with the Prophet's (PBUH) sunnah.