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Sheikh Al Sudais to lead Taraweeh prayers in Dubai

Sheikh Al Sudais to lead Taraweeh prayers in Dubai

Over 10,000 worshippers expected to attend at Zabeel Mosque

By Muaz Shabandri/staff Reporter

Published: Wed 17 Jun 2015, 12:19 AM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:16 PM

Dubai - The imam of the Grand Mosque in holy city of Makkah, Sheikh Dr Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais, will lead worshippers in Dubai for special Taraweeh prayers (extra prayers performed by Muslims at night during the holy month of Ramadan) and Friday congregation during the second week of Ramadan.

Sheikh Al Sudais will lead the Taraweeh prayers at Zabeel Mosque on June 25, followed by a talk.  Organisers have also confirmed the imam will deliver a sermon and lead the Friday congregational prayer on June 26 at Zabeel Mosque.

Speaking with Khaleej Times, Abdullah Hamdan bin Dalmook, CEO of the Hamdan bin Mohammed Heritage Centre, said: “We’ve been successful in inviting Shaikh Abdul Rahman Al Sudais who will be with us as the imam on Friday prayers and lead a Taraweeh.”

More than 10,000 worshippers are expected to join the congregational prayers. Sheikh Al Sudais is known for his tuneful and emotional recitation of the Quran.

He added: “Finding the right venue can be a challenge because we know thousands of people will turn up to hear Shaikh Al Sudais. There won’t be a single empty space in the mosque when he leads the congregation. We want to serve people and help them experience the highest level of spirituality this Ramadan.” Special security, traffic and parking arrangements will be made at the venue by the organisers, who are hosting the events under the Hamdan bin Mohammed Heritage Centre’s Huboob Al Kheir initiative. “Our programme includes lectures for one week and well-known reciters of the holy Quran will be present throughout the holy month,” said Abdullah.

Talks by renowned reciters

The programme will this year host a series of religious awareness lectures and prominent Quran reciters from within and outside the UAE. The list of reciters include Sheikh Saad Al-Ghamdi, Nasser Al Qattami, Khalifa Al Tunaiji, Adel Ryan, Yasser Al Dosari, Abdullah Alobaidly, Abdul Wali Al Arkani, Al Mahjub Belfaqih, Mohammed Mubarak, Jasem Al Amiri, Abdul Aziz Abul Gheit, and Khaled Ismail.

Islamic talks will also be hosted Mirdif Grand Mosque in Dubai, Shaikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi, Shaikh Rashid Al Qasimi Mosque in Dibba, and in Kalba at Al Huda Mosque.

In Fujairah, the lectures will be held at Omar bin Abdul Aziz Mosque; in Ras Al Khaimah at Shaikh Zayed Mosque; in Umm Al Quwain at Shaikh Zayed Mosque; and in Ajman at Shaikha Amna Mosque.Ibrahim Abdul Rahim, Director of the Events Department at Hamdan bin Mohammed Heritage Centre, said: “The Huboob Al Kheir programme consists of a series of lectures...covering numerous contemporary topics, such as how Muslims can take advantage of the month of fasting, the reward for those who are patient, the path of righteousness, the various aspects pertaining to the names of Allah, the jurisprudence of difference and other interesting topics. The real value of this initiative stems from living a life that leads to success, tranquility and stability of families, which is the nucleus of society,” he concluded.

Huboob Al Kheir is being hosted under the patronage of Shaikha Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum, wife of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. - muaz@khaleejtimes.com

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