Mosques across the country have issued guidelines and regulations for Eid prayers citing the COVID-19 concern with the rise in cases in the past few months.
The authority advised all worshippers to bring their own prayer mats, stressing that it was strictly forbidden for COVID-19 patients and their close contacts to attend prayers.
The UAE government emphasised the need to adhere to the protocol for the Eid Al Adha celebrations, appealing to the public to observe preventive measures during the Eid holiday.
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.
Expatriates from different nationalities in the UAE are ready to celebrate another Eid with their traditional greetings and religious fervour.
“On the occasion of Eid Al Fitr I congratulate my brothers the Rulers of the Emirates, people of the UAE, and Muslims around the world. We ask God to grant continued peace and wellbeing to the people of the world at this blessed time.”
If Eid Al Fitr 2023 falls on Friday (April 21), the Eid prayer and Friday prayer will be performed separately, according to a statement issued by the Fatwa Council of the UAE on Friday.
He prayed to Allah Almighty to bless the UAE with continued security and stability, and the Sharjah Ruler with good health. He also prayed to Allah the Almighty to rest the souls of the late founding rulers in Paradise.
I have recently come from New Delhi, India to Sharjah. It was my first Eid here. I loved being here on Eid. Everything was so smooth here. I could go on for shopping